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2013 Info for Runners & Walkers Welcome all runners and walkers! Here are all the event details:
-GET YOUR GREEN ON! Race through historic downtown Rome and along Heritage Park Trail.
-Wear your St. Patty's Day best to win prizes in the post race costume contests
-Finish with a victory lap around Maddox Track inside Barron Stadium
-Finish line broadcasted on scoreboard big screen
-5K is chip timed by Harbin Clinic Sports Health Foundation
-USATF Certification is pending
-Wear your arm band (provided in race packet) for St. Patrick's Day discounts at restraunts and businesses on Broad Street after the race
-All participants registered by March 10 are guaranteed a T-shirt
-Proceeds to benefit local recreational programs and services _______________________________________ Race Times/Location
Time: Race/Walk begins at 1 PM Start: W. 3rd Street outside Barron Stadium Finish: Maddox track inside Barron stadium
Race packets pick-up: Fri, Mar 15, 2013, 4 - 6:30 pm Race packet pick-up location: Blue Sky, 109 Broad St.
Map: We had to change the course slightly due to construction along the trail. View Map Course Description: A scenic course winding through historic downtown Rome and along the Heritage Park Trail System. Starting line outside Barron Stadium. Run through downtown Rome on Broad Street; cross the Oostanaula River; finish with a victory lap around Maddox Track inside Barron Stadium. Finish line broadcast on scoreboard big screen. A few hairpin turns. Surfaces include paved road, concrete trails, and rubberized track.
USATF Certification #: Pending _______________________________________ T-shirts Register by 12 PM on Monday, March 11 to guarantee a T-shirt. Registration will remain open through Tuesday, March 12. Race day registrants are not guaranteed to receive a shirt as pre-ordered shirts are limited. Check out last year's cool t-shirt, we're working on the 2013 design.
Largest Group Registration Award: Register your group by 12 noon March 11 to qualify. The largest registered group wins discounted registration for 2013!
Costume Categories & Awards Presented by Blue Sky Outfitter
Winners will recieve gift card prizes from Blue Sky Outfitter. A total of $500 in prizes will be awarded. Be sure to check out last year's photos for costume ideas. 1st, 2nd & 3rd place prizes in all categories. Hold onto your bib number for costume contest judging immediately following the race.
- Littlist Leprechaun: Most festive youth 12 & Under
- Most Festive Attire: Make us green with envy
- Luckiest Leprechaun: Red beard, green suit and a mischieviest grin. - Koolest Kilt: Beware of the wind
- Best "Dress"- ed: Female or male who can sham-rock a green dress
Click photo to enlarge _______________________________________ Registration Details Register by 12 PM, Monday, March 11 for a guaranteed T-shirt.
Registration Cost: 5K Preregistration: $20
2 Mile Health Walk Preregistration: $15 2 Mile Health Walk Preregistration (6 & Under): $5 (Baby joggers and strollers are allowed on 2 Mile Walk, but not the 5K. Baby joggers and strollers will not be allowed on the rubberized track.)
5K Group Registration Discount: (10 or more): $15 per person
Group registrations MUST be submitted together. Group representative must submit a registration form and payment for each participant. Groups may be made up of both runners and walkers. Group representative must register group in-person: 1 Shorter Ave.
-To register the day of the race, bring your entry form to registration window
at Barron Stadium.
-Race Day Registration for 5K & Health is $25
- Race Day registration is open from 11 AM - 12:30 PM
- Showers at the tennis center (located beside Barron Stadium) are available for participants after the race.