The Looney Lagoon 5 KM Easter Egg and Earth Day Race will take place Saturday, April 19 (the day before Easter and 3 days before Earth Day). The course runs along Lagoon Drive, giving amazing views of Ke'ehi Lagoon. Everyone can grab 1 egg to open after they cross the finish line. Inside you'll find either candy or a ticket for a prize that can be claimed at the timing tent!
Restrooms: Ke'ehi Park restrooms are located close to the start/finish
Street Crossings: There are two street crossings. They will not be busy, but we've requested 1 sheriff at both.
Turnaround: We will cone off 1 lane of Lagoon drive for a portion of the course (see route information pdf) and will have 1 sheriff at the turnaround area to make sure cars stay in the 1 remaining open lane.
Children: We love children and have shortened the distance of this race to encourage more family participation. Please be aware that we do give out lots of candy and chocolate as prizes! We ask that children who will walk/run this event sign up, wear a bib number, and have their parents/legal guardians sign their waiver.
We've had strollers at this race without any problems, but please check the course prior to race day if you have concerns. Babies in strollers are not official participants in the race and do not need a bib.
In order to decrease our carbon footprint and keep vehicles off the roads, packets and timing chips will be picked up race morning only. There will be two water/Clif Shot electrolyte drink stations; at the 1.25 and 3.75 kilometer mark. As with all Stamina events, the Looney Lagoon 5k will be cupless, and no littering will be allowed on the course.
T-shirts will be eco-friendly and are are à la carte. We'll have a t-shirt exchange at the packet pickup tent after the race, so if your shirt is too small or too big we can either trade your shirt if we have extras, or match you up with someone who wants your size.
We'll have eco-friendly finisher's medals and organic/natural snacks/drinks at the finish line.
Eco-friendly awards for the top 3 men and women, the person who places dead-left of the pack, and to the person with the most Stamina who stays on the course the longest. Age group awards TBD.
A few ways in which Stamina celebrates Earth Day: All rubbish is sorted and recycled after the race. Any extra finisher's medals are donated to Medals4Mettle. Race bibs will be made from recycled materials and are recyclable. Your race packet will be made from 100% recycled or organic materials. Since this is a cupless race, we will not be filling up landfills with hundreds of half-used cups. We have a strict no littering policy. Anyone found littering (not putting rubbish in bins, even when running on the course) will be disqualified. Stamina reuses their timing tags; we will not use disposable timing chips. Awards will be made from reclaimed wood or other eco-friendly materials. Leftover shirts are donated to charity or sent toBolder Pathwhere they are turned into other usable gear.
Please bring your used running shoes for recycling!
We've teamed up with Rerun Shoes, a social enterprise that will ship your footwear to Africa, where micro-entrepreneurs clean (but are not able to repair holes) and provide a continual supply of affordable footwear to communities in some of the poorest cities on the planet (e.g. Bamako, Mali, Monrovia, Liberia or Nador, Morocco). If the soles are worn through or there are holes (even those little holes that appear over the toes in the mesh of runners) in the uppers we cannot use them. Any shoes that we cannot send to Africa will be sent to Nike to be recycled and remade into track surfaces.
These shoes must be very good cosmetically. Yes, they will show signs of wear, but from a cosmetic perspective the uppers will look fine for walking around. These shoes have 60% plus cosmetic life in them. This is what I would call “thrift store” grade. I realize that most of these shoes have over 350 miles on them so are not good for running. That is okay for our purposes.