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Road Run Parade 5000 Race
Sunday July 26, 2015
Register online now!
Field limited to 500 entries.
Race shirts to first 400 entrants. Trophies to the top 3 finishers in each age group. Overall male & female winners will receive a new pair of shoes compliments of “Woldruff’s Footwear”.
Age groups are as follow: (male & females separate) under 12, 13-15, 16-18, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, over 60.
Special Award: “Dick Shank Lifetime Fitness Award.”
The Parade 5,000 race will be run along the Elkhart County Fair Parade route with thousands of spectators. The course is very flat and fast. Be sure to hydrate the day before and morning of race if hot temperatures are forecasted. Plan on spending your post-race time at the Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds. FREE admission to all on race day.
*A Youth Mile Fun Run will take place before the finish of the Parade 5,000 Race but is a separate identity from this event. Those interested should visit Kids Fun Run (link TBA) for more information.
All Registration is to be done online. Check-in will begin no earlier than 11:00 am and will end promptly at 12:30 SHARP. Race numbers & chip timing tags will be available for pick-up during these times at the Corporate Picnic Tents located on the east end of the fairgrounds, directly north of the race track (near gate 5).
All entrants must pick up their registration information from this location before competing in the race. Please plan to arrive early enough to accomplish this as traffic tends to get busy and congested around this time. All runners will be bused to the starting line at Rogers Park by Cardinal Buses. The race itself begins approximately at 1:20 or whenever the race route can be completely cleared.
Chip timing operated by “Time to Run”.
Two water stations are available during the route, as well as, ice towels at the finish line supplied by CINTAS Rental Service.
Door prizes to be drawn at random for those who sign up (post-race).
Sponsors: Quality Glass, Dick Shank Family, Woldruff’s Footwear, Penguin Point, Paragon Printing Center, Inc., Rodino’s Ice House, Chippewa Spring Water, Cardinal Buses