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LECOM Run Through the Groves 5K - Spring Race
5K, 1 Mile
Sat, Mar 5, 2016
Running-5K - Individual Age group/open
Walking-1 Mile - Individual Age group/open
About This Activity
Run, Walk or Jog your way through the Orange Groves! LECOM and Mixon's Fruit Farm are co-hosting the biannual Run through the Groves 5K series on Saturday March 5, 2016. Mixon's Fruit Farm is hosting their Spring event alongside our 5K Run/1 mile walk on a unique trail through the Mixon Fruit Farms orange groves. The top overall male and female will receive a $75.00 gift card to use at Fit 2 Run. All participants will receive a completion medal and the top 3 male and female competitors will receive placement medals. Registration fees include entrance to Mixon's Spring event and a T-shirt. Register before Febraury 25, 2016, to guarantee a T-shirt in your size.
Our inaugural race last spring was a huge success and we hope to have the same success for our second Spring race on Saturday March 5th.
Event details and schedule
The registration table will be located near the start/finish line in the back parking lot of Mixon's Fruit Farms. Fit2Run will host a packet pick up party on March 3,2016 from 5-8 pm. Fit2Run is located in the UTC mall at 140 Suite 110, University Town Center Drive, Sarasota, Florida. Those who did not register or pick up their packets can do so at the registration table up to race time.
The 5K race will start promptly at 8 am (please note: the 5K is walker friendly). The 1 mile walk will start at 8:30 am. Runners and walkers can help themselves to a post-race breakfast provided by our wonderful sponsors while they cool down and wait for the announcement of the winners of each division.
There will be LECOM volunteers spread throughout the course to direct participants along with a water station at the 1.5 mile mark. Manatee County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) will be on site the morning of the race.
Male and female age groups are as follows:
14 and under
60 and older
We will be handing out an award for the Male Overall winner and Female Overall winner. Also, we will be awarding first, second, and third places in the above age groups.