Looking to test your race mettle and maybe even bring home a medal from a place other than Presque Isle State Park? Check out the Spring into Spirit 5K in Edinboro.
Benefitting McKean Elementary School, this 5K fun run/walk is a family-friendly event that begins with a cannon start on the campus of Edinboro University near Sox Harris Stadium.
While some (OK, most of us) runners will treat this as a competitive event, the focus is quite obviously on family & fun. Only the top overall male and female with get awards and there will not be “official” timing, but… there is still tons of good reasons to this race.
Here are the deets (yep, I just said “deets,” cause I’m super-cool like that):
The theme of our event is a spirit run, which is designed to bring the community together through physical activity and team spirit. Each participant will be encouraged to show their team spirit through costumes and apparel and awards will be offered to the most spirited runner or walker.
The 5k fun run/walk event will start at 10:00A.M. on May 4th, 2013. The runners will start at Scotland road and end with one loop on the track.
Due to the nature of the event we will not offer official timing. We will offer prizes to the first male and the female finishers.
Lancer Loop: The Lancer Loop will begin immediately following the 5K event at 11:00 A.M. There will be different age groups and each age group will start the race at a different time. The kids will run a 100m, 200m, or 400m depending on their age. The Lancer Loop will be available to school-aged children, and each participant will receive a prize at the end of their run.
Boro Fitness Frenzy/Event Social – Youth activities will be offered during the 5k fun run/walk and after the youth fun run. A parent/guardian/supervisor must be present with the child during the activities. We will offer a variety of fun activities. The children can go and participate and whatever station they would like. We will offer stations like a parachute game, a hula hoop area, and a dance area. To correspond with our spirit theme; we will have mascots, spirit games, and spirit awards.
The event social and awards ceremony will take place after the kids run. The event social will consist of refreshments, a 50-50 raffle, and continuing with the kids activities.
Date & Time: May 4, 2013
• Same day Registration: 8:30am
• Packet Pickup: 8:45 to 9:45am
• 5K Race: 10:00am
• Kids Race: 11:00am
• Post-Race Social: 11:00am
• Kids events: on-going
• Kids run (ages 5-12): $7
• 5k participants: $15 for students -$20 for adults
• Late Registration: $25
• Special group pricing: $5 per child with a registered adult; $5 per child with more than one child registered
Online Registration: http://register.bigwhitetrailer.com/search/event.aspx?id=20224
Pre-Registration deadline: April 19th
Premium: Guaranteed only to pre-registration participants. Some may be available on race day.