Q: Do I have to run the whole way?
A: No. The only requirement is to be finished and back at the pavilion by 12:30pm.
Q: How long are the races?
A: From shortest to longest, the lengths are:
Q: Who will receive awards?
A: These are the awards categories:
5K and 10K:
- First overall male and female runners
- Top 3 male and female runners in each age group (9 & under, 10-11, 12-13, 14-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+)
Walk: (one foot must remain on the ground at all times to be eligible for a prize)
- Top 3 walkers, male and female
- Finisher medals for all finishers
- Top 3 male and female (19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+)
Q: How long do I need to train for the race?
A: That depends on you and your fitness level. Two to three months is a good rule of thumb from progressing from walking to a 5K or moving to the next race distance. If you want to participate, but don't have that much time to train, you might consider walking part of the event. Please consult a physician to ensure you are in good health to complete a race such as this.
Q: Can you suggest any training plans?
A: Jeff Galloway has 5K, 10K and Half Marathon training programs, as well as Hal Higdon. See Hal Higdon's website at www.halhigdon.com/#5-k. Do your research online and join a local running club or grab a running partner to help you reach your finish line goal!