Run for the Coach 5K - 10th Anniversary


Event Date

Sat, Jan 16, 2016


Fort Pierce, FL


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Running-5K - Student

$10 $10 Closed

Running-5K - Individual Age group/open

$25 $30 Closed

Running-5K TEAM ESSEN MEMBERS ONLY - Group-registration team Age group/open

$20 $20 Closed

About This Activity

A 5K Run/Walk in memory of Coach/Teacher/Friend 
Wayne Cross & to honor coaches & teachers everywhere
*Our 10th anniversary celebration will include 
handcrafted souvenir medals for ALL FINISHERS!
Entry fees: 
All adults 18 and over pre-race $25
All adults after 1/10/16 & on race day $30
Special $10 rate for students who are high school age and younger! 
Registration and race start:
Riverwalk Center at the corner of Indian River Drive & Seaway Drive. Or register online at
Scenic 5K course starts on IR Dr. & travels over & back across South Beach Bridge For more info, call 772-971-6868 or

The Purpose

The event is held each year in memory of coach and teacher Wayne Cross, who passed away from cancer in 2007, just days before the race set to honor him. It’s also in recognition of coaches and teachers everywhere, who are honored at the race’s end.

Entry fee for all elementary, middle and high school students is $15 pre-registered or on race day, and $25 for runners and walkers over 18 who pre-register. Race-day registration for all is $30. If a high school team of eight or more registers, the coach runs free.

Trophies will be awarded to the first overall male and female runners and the first Masters male and female finishers. This year there will also be a trophy awarded for top coach runner (male & female) and top teacher runner (male & female) Unique handmade medals will also be awarded three deep in typical five year age groups

Event details and schedule

The Ninth Annual Run for the Coach 5K (3.1 mile) run/ walk will take place on January 24, 2015, starting at the Riverwalk Center (formerly the Fort Pierce Community Center), beginning at 7:30 a.m. The sanctioned 5K course will run through part of downtown Fort Pierce and over and back across the South Beach Bridge.  WATCH the end of sunrise across the bridge on this beautiful course!

Typical race-day temps are crisp and cool!  Great post-race refreshments including fresh Florida orange juice!  Packet pick up begins at 6 AM.  Chip timed by ITS Perfect Timing

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