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Coopersburg 5K Run, Kids' Fun Run and Health and Wellness Expo
Sat, May 28, 2016
Coopersburg 5K Run - Individual Age group/open
Kids' Fun Run - Individual Age group/open
Kids' Fun Run - Individual Age group/open
About This Activity
The event starts and finishes on Main Street in Coopersburg, PA (see race map). The 5K route is on a scenic loop course through the historical district of Coopersburg Borough. You will pass by The Cooper Mansion, “The Big Red Barn”, as well as Coopersburg’s beautiful residential areas. Slight hills are characteristic. The final stretch is down Locust Street onto Main Street. There is plenty of room along the route for family and friends to cheer participants. Bring your megaphones and poms poms to cheer on the runners.
Event details and schedule
Arrival Time:We recommend that you plan to arrive in Coopersburg early enough to allow adequate time to park should some designated parking areas be full.
IMPORTANT: Coopersburg streets will be blocked with barriers to all traffic beginning at 7:45 am.
Line-up is at 8:00 a.m. The official start time is 8:10 a.m. on Main Street in Coopersburg. See RACE MAP. All ages and abilities are welcome. It’s your choice to run, jog or walk (please no bicycles, roller blades or scooters) for 3.1 miles.
Location: The event starts and finishes on Main Street in Coopersburg, PA (see race map). The 5K route is on a scenic loop course through the historical district of Coopersburg Borough. You will pass by The Cooper Mansion, “The Big Red Barn”, as well as Coopersburg’s beautiful residential areas. Slight hills are characteristic. The final stretch is down Locust Street onto Main Street. There is plenty of room along the route for family and friends to cheer participants. Bring your megaphones and poms poms to cheer on the runners.
Fee: Cost is $30 per person; families who register more than 3 participants will receive a $10 discount for each family member registered thereafter. All school running clubs will receive $10 discount per runner. You will need verification of membership (e.g. school/coach roster). Registration form must be postmarked by Friday, May 20, 2016. After Friday, MAY 20, the fee is $38. Race day registration will be accepted until 7:15 a.m. Sorry, no guarantee of packet materials or Tee shirt for those registering on race day. MAKE CHECK PAYABLE TO: 2016 Wescoe Foundation for Pulmonary Fibrosis or WFPF.Online registration is available at: www.coopersburg5k.org; www.active.com (Closes on Wednesday, 5.25.16).
Refreshments: Carbohydrates and goodies galore will be available at the finish by Stephens Funeral Home. There will be 2 water stations along the route.
Split Time: Will be respectively yelled at 1 mile in the 5K race.
Aid Stations: Water stations along race route. See race map.
First-Aid Staff will be available on site.
Parking: No parking will be allowed along the race route. Please park on the side streets adjacent to the race route or in designated parking areas-see race route map.
Awards and Results:Official results will be available on Coopersburg.org website the day after the event. Awards Ceremony will follow the finish at approximately 9:15 a.m. on the front steps of the Health and Wellness Expo at Coopersburg Village Center. Special 1st Place Awards will be given to the overall male and female winners of the 5K, in addition to $100 purse for winner for male, female and masters level (40 & above). No double winners. Medallions will be presented to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers in each age division. Lastly, we will be giving medallions to all youth runners from 15 years of age and under.
Timing will be provided by Pretzel Sports Timing.The Coopersburg 5K will be using the detachable slips from your race number for race times. Be sure to remove your detachable slip and give to volunteers after you cross the finish line.
Sure to be a favorite Tee Shirt: Long sleeve with this year’s specially designed emblem will be guaranteed to those who have registered prior to Friday, May 20, 2016.
Early Packet pick-up is highly recommended! The packets, including your shirt, race bib number, pins, race map and Goodie Bag may be picked up between 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. on Friday, May 27, 2016, at Coopersburg Borough Hall, corner of Main & State Streets.
On race morning: Packet pick up will be at Coopersburg Borough Hall at 6:30 a.m.-7:45 a.m. TO AVOID CONGESTION, PLEASE PICK UP YOUR PACKET ON FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2016.
Kids’ Fun Run: A 600 meter dash from the 5K start to finish at Coopersburg Village Shopping Center. You can get information packet and registration form at www.coopersburg5k.org. Online registration is available at: www.coopersburg5k.org; www.active.com (Closes on Wednesday, 5.25.16).
Health and Fitness Expo (7.45-11:00 am) held before and after the 5K Run at the Coopersburg Village Center parking lot with local businesses and hospitals promoting health and wellness in our community.Check out www.Coopersburg5k.org to get more information.
Cheering Sections: There will 3 cheering sections:
ZONE 1: Main Street to State St.
ZONE 2: State Street to Linden St.
ZONE 3: Linden St. to Main St. (Finish Line)
For further information contact Jennifer Wescoe at 484.553.6340; (hours: 9 am-3 pm, Mon.-Fri.), e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Online registration is available at: coopersburg5k.org and active.com (active.com will close on Wednesday, May 25, 2016)
Profits will benefit Wescoe Foundation for Pulmonary Fibrosis.
Wescoe Foundation for Pulmonary Fibrosis (WFPF) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides support, advocacy and resources for people coping with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) and their families to sustain a better quality of life.
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis is a very rare lung disease with no known cause or cure. It is a progressive and irreversible disease characterized by scarring in the lungs and eventually patients have trouble breathing, even at rest, and must rely on oxygen therapy.
Wescoe Foundation for Pulmonary Fibrosis was founded in memory of Ron Wescoe, who passed away in 2004 from this devastating disease.
Learn about IPF. Talk about IPF. Raise awareness for IPF.