In its debut in spring of 2013, this event had over 100 entrants. Steven Bateman (20:01) and Sandra Lucas (24:51) were the overall winners. Since this was the first time this course had been run, both performances are course records.
The race is put on by the Free Will Baptist Children’s Home in Middlesex. The out-and-back USAT&F-certified 5K course starts and finishes at the Home located at 7907 Buck Deans Road.
Click here for a course map.
The entry fee is $25 and includes an event fitness towel guaranteed to all those registered by April 25. On race day, the fee increases to $30.
Participants in the 5K can either register as a “competitive” or a “recreational” participant. The competitive runners will be issued chips, will receive official times, and be eligible for awards. The recreational runner/walker will not receive an official time but will be able to see his/her finishing time in a digital clock at the finish line.
Awards will be presented to the first three males overall, to the first three females overall, and to the first three finishers (both sexes) in each of the following age divisions: 12-under, 13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70-over.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Home.