5K Race Start 8 A.M., Kids Turkey Dashes 7:15 A.M.
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Saturday, November 17th @ 7:00AM - 12:00PM
Join us for our Thanksgiving-themed 5K in Lakewood Ranch. The stroller- and pet-friendly event follows a route from Health Parkway onto Town Center Parkway and back. Plenty of turkey-themed volunteers, water stop and music will shepherd the participants along. Chip timing by Lakeshore Athletic Services (providers to the Chicago Marathon), then a great after party and awards ceremony.
To benefit patients and families in the Lakewood Ranch area.
5K RUN: Race Start 8 a.m. Strollers and walkers welcome. Doggies with their owners on a leash (non-retractable) welcome. The One Mile Walk starts at 8:05 a.m. The 5K is chip timed by Lakeshore Athletic Services (providers for the Chicago Marathon). Results will be posted on www.coolrunning.com. Early packet pick-up at Fit2Run, UTC Mall race headquarters next to Dillard’s, Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 14 and 15 during store hours and Friday Nov. 16 until 5 p.m.
Dr. Mac’s Kids Turkey Dashes: For 3 to 12 years. Starts at 7:15 am after a 5 minute warm-up. Kids 3 to 4 years run 100 meters at 7:15 a.m.; kids 5 to 6 run 200 meters at 7:17 a.m.; kids 7 to 9 run 400 meters at 7:19 a.m.; kids 10 to 12 run 800 meters at 7:25 a.m. Children’s award ceremony at 7:30 a.m. All child finishers receive a medal and a chance to win an engraved trophy. Boys and girls finishers 1st through 3rd in each category receive engraved trophy. All children 12 and younger registered in the 5K can compete in Dr. Mac’s Kids Turkey Dashes for free. Children receive a moisture-wicking tech shirt at registration.
Great Awards: Male/Female overall winners receive a Fit2Run gift certificate and a custom crafted 6-inch award tile.
Male/Female Master, Grand Master, Senior Grand Master and Veterans win a 6-inch award tile and gift certificates. Age group category award tiles three deep in five-year increments 9-under, 10-14, 15-19 and every five years to 80+.
All 5K and walk participants receive custom commemorative Leslie Jordan moisture-wicking shirts. Women’s sizes include the popular “racer” back style if requested.
Celebrate at the Post-race Party: For all runners, walkers and their families. Food and refreshments from area restaurants.
Proceeds Benefiting: Patients and families in the Lakewood Ranch area.