Mwcc 2014 Friends 5k Pairs Run/Walk And Kids Fun Run

Event Date

Sat, Aug 9, 2014

Address

Gardner, MA

About This Activity

The 2014 MWCC Friends 5K invites individuals and pairs of runners to compete over a 3.2 scenic loop beginning and ending on MWCC’s beautiful campus. COSTUMES ARE ENCOURAGED! Pairs are invited to dress alike or as their favorite “team” (Bacon and Eggs, Tom and Jerry, etc.) Be creative!

CASH PRIZES AND GIFT BASKETS AWARDED FOR TOP THREE INDIVIDUAL FINISHERS AND TOP THREE FINISHING PAIRS! There will be T-shirts, raffles and goody bags for participants AND a free cookout for participants and spectators with live entertainment!!

This race is a professionally timed event.

We will be updating our website with prize information as we add sponsors.

Registration Details:

WALK IN:  Register in person  prior to the race at The Fitness and Wellness Center, 444 Green Street, Gardner MA 01440: Monday – Friday from 5am-9pm, Saturday and Sunday from 7am-5pm. (We accept Cash, check, MC, Visa or Discover)

 MAIL: Registrations may be mailed but must be received by 5:00pm Friday August 8, 2014 – please do not mail cash.

 RACE DAY: Walk In Registrations will be accepted on Race Day from 6am - 8am for Friends 5K and 6am – 10am for the Kid’s Fun Run.

 **This is a public event that will be photographed/recorded.

Event details and schedule

RACE DAY INFO:

PACKET PICK-UP: Please bring a photo ID with you.  You must pick up your packet in person.  You cannot have someone else do it for you.  All participants under the age of 18 must have a legal guardian sign an event waiver form in order to pick up their race packet.

Race Packets can be picked up the day before the race, Friday August 8, 2014, from 9:00am - 7:00pm at the Front Desk of the Fitness and Wellness Center at Mount Wachusett Community College located at 444 Green Street, Gardner MA 01440 (978) 630-9212.

Race Day Registration and Packet Pick –Up on Race Day will be at the Front Desk of the Fitness and Wellness Center from 6 a.m. - 10 a.m.

LOCKER ROOMS will be available for 5K RUN/WALK participants who wish to shower after the race. They will open up at 7 a.m.  Participants who wish to store a gym bag in the locker room during the event should bring their own padlock.

MWCC FRIENDS 5K PARTICIPANTS must be lined up by 8:45 a.m. Each participant will line up at the STARTING LINE as instructed by the Volunteers.

KID’S FUN RUN PARTICPANTS should be at the STARTING LINE ON THE TRACK by 10:45 a.m. A parent is invited to join their child at the starting line and parents will be allowed to run or walk with their child during the Kid’s Fun Run should they wish to.

WATER STATIONS: There will be two water stations on the FRIENDS 5K RUN/WALK ROUTE and two water stations at the track during the Kid’s Fun Run.

POLICE DETAILS: Gardner Police Officers will be overseeing participant safety on the 5K RUN/WALK. An Officer will be stationed at the cross walk on Green Street at the Bike Path and an Officer will be stationed at the cross walk on Green Street near the Guild of St. Agnes. MWCC Campus Police will be overseeing particpant safety for all activity on the campus of MWCC including the Kid's Fun Run.

VOLUNTEERS will be stationed along the 5K RUN/WALK route and also at the track during the Kid’s Fun Run.

5K RUN/WALK TRAIL VEHICLE: We will have a Trail Vehicle following the last Walker/Runner.

MEDALS AND PRIZES will be handed after the 5K RUN/WALK and then again after the Kid’s Fun Run.  There will be fruit, water and sport drinks for all competitors. 

PARKING: All participants, volunteers, and spectators should park in LOT D or LOT C. Handicapped Parking will be available in front of the Fitness and Wellness Center. Please take a look at the Mount Wachusett Community College Map attached and park in designated areas only. FOR SAFETY’S SAKE, CAMPUS GATE 3 (FITNESS AND WELLNESS) WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC AT – EMERGENCY VEHICLES ONLY UNTIL THE END OF THE FRIENDS 5K RUN WALK. PLEASE NOTE THAT GARDNER YOUTH SOCCER GAMES MAY BE TAKING PLACE ON CAMPUS – PLEASE PLAN TO ARRIVE EARLY. No parking along race routes – Vehicles will be towed – Strictly enforced!

RACE DAY TIMELINE:

6:00 AM – EVENT SET UP VOLUNTEERS ARRIVE

6:00 AM – REGISTRATION AND PACKET PICK UP OPENS AT THE FRONT DESK OF THE FITNESS AND WELLNESS CENTER

8:00 AM – FRIENDS 5K ROUTE SAFETY VOLUNTEERS ARRIVE AND CHECK IN AT THE  FRONT DESK OF THE FITNESS AND WELLNESS CENTER

8:30 AM- FRIENDS 5K VOLUNTEERS TAKE THEIR PLACES ON THE 5K RUN/WALK ROUTE

8:45 AM – RUNNERS AND WALKERS LINE UP AT THE STARTING LINE. GARDNER POLICE TAKE THEIR PLACES ALONG THE  FRIENDS 5K ROUTE

9:00 AM – THE MWCC FRIENDS 5K RUN/WALK STARTS (Walkers @ 9:05am)

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM VOLUNTEERS RETURN TO CAMPUS AFTER LAST PARTICIPANT PASSES THEM (THE VOLUNTEERS IN THE TRAIL VEHICLE WILL GIVE INSTRUCTION ON WHEN TO LEAVE)

10:00 AM – MWCC FRIENDS 5K MEDALS CEREMONY (Time is approximate)

10:30 AM – KIDS FUN RUN VOLUNTEERS TAKE THEIR PLACES AT THE TRACK

10:45 AM – CHILDREN AND PARENTS LINE UP AT THE STARTING   LINE FOR THE KID’S FUN RUN

11:00 AM – THE KID’S FUN RUN STARTS

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM – MEDALS AND PRIZES WILL BE HANDED OUT – PARENTS AND CHILDREN CAN PICK THEM UP WHEN THEY FINISH THEIR LAP(S)

12:30 PM - KID’S FUN RUN ENDS

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