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First Bank Oktoberfest 15K & Orthopaedic Specialists 5K
Sun, Sep 28, 2014
About This Activity
The First Bank Oktoberfest 15K & Orthopaedic Specialitst 5K takes place on a precisely measured course. There is a 7:15 am early start for 15K walkers or run/walkers. You will travel through a beautiful planned community on paved running trails, across wooden bridges, into a nature area on a 1/3rd mile long elevated boardwalk and through the pretty neighborhoods of the community. The 15K features custom Oktoberfest finisher medals (Visit the race website for a picture) and is a great tune up race for the Port City Orthopaedics Battleship Half Marathon & Port Land Grille Battleship 5K held on November 2nd. There were 426 racers last year and we expect over 500 entrants this year. For your convenience, there are indoor bathrooms and locker rooms available before and after the race.
Event details and schedule
8:00 am - 15K Run & 5K Run (or walk) Start
7:15 am - 15K Walk (or Run/Walk) Start
General Race Information: The courses are flat and fast. Shirts are Zorrel tech shirts for the 15K and very good quality cotton shirts in the 5K. Athletes who register by September 15th are guaranteed shirts and everyone else will receive shirts while supplies last. The post race party and awards ceremony take place on the pool deck at the Fitness Center with free beer and good snacks, music and prize drawings before the awards ceremony. Costume Contest Winners will be chosen by audience cheers and the top two picks will receive a nice gift.
15K finisher medals come in an Oktoberfest theme and features an integral beer bottle opener for future use. These 15K Finisher Medals set a new standard for finisher medals in our area last year. We are very proud of them as you will be.
15K Walk: The 15K Walk or walk/run starts at 7:15 AM and covers the exact same course as the 15K run. Walker time limit is three (3) hours which equates to slightly over a 19 minute per mile pace. Walkers receive the same shirts, same Finisher Medals and eligible for awards since your time will be accurate. If you start at 7:15 am you MUST register as a walker. Your time will be accurate and will appear in your age group category with everyone who does the race in your age group.
5K Race Details: The 5K course travels over paved running trails through a pretty park and around one of the picturesque neighborhoods in Brunswick Forest. The 5K/15K courses stay together until the 2.9 mile point when 5K runners head back to the finish in front of the Fitness Center and 15K runners take off for the rest of their race.
15K Teams: Teams will consist of at least (4) and up to (8) members. Team members are still eligible for individual awards. After you register as an individual then you will be asked if you want to join a team as you progress through the registration process. Team awards are 3-deep based on cumulative time for the fastest (4) members of the team.
Packet Pickup - Saturday and on Race Day: Pick up your race packets on Saturday, September 27th at www.TrySports.com in Mayfaire Town Center in Wilmington and from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm and at Brunswick Forest in the Fitness Center from 3:30 until 5:00 pm. Race Day packet pickup is at the race site 6:15 until 7:30 am.
Costume Contest: Costumes of any type are welcome but this is a race leading up to Oktoberfest to that type of costume would be good. Top two costumed runners in each race will reveive a prize. Winners are chosen by audience cheering and short skits are allowed to show your costume off before the cheering begins.
Directions: The Brunswick Forest community is located 6 miles south of Wilmington, NC just off of Highway 17. There is a double left turn lane if you are heading south and there is a large brick entrance structure. Google 2710 Brunswick Forest Pkwy, Leland NC 28451. You can go to www.Brunswickforest.com to see the layout and features of the community. It is the nicest planned community in the Carolinas.
Race Beneficiary: The race benefits the Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Life Care Center in Brunswick County. http://www.hospiceandlifecareleft.org/ as well as the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Team in Training.
Race Timing: Timing will be done using the ChronoTag timing system provided by Brunswick Timing Services. Timing Tags are attached to your race number and remain there. They do not have to be returned after the race. Race Numbers MUST be worn on the front of the body.
FIRST BANK 15K Title Sponsor: First Bank is once again demonstrating that they support the athletic community and health and physical fitness in our area. We personally have loans through First Bank and appreciate their excellent customer service and recommend them.
5K Title Sponsor: Orthopaedic Specialists is the new 5K Title Sponsor for 2014! They have four locations in Brunswick County and one in Carolina Beach and offer "Advanced Orthopaedic care in our neighborhood." Visit their website at http://www.orthospecialists.com/ for all information about their excellent staff and the many orthopaedic services they provide.
3 RACE SERIES: The Oktoberfest 15K is the 2nd race in our 10K, 15K, Hafl Marathon 3-race series. Go to www.5starraceproductions.com click on "Races" and select "3 race series" for information. All finishers of the 5 Star 3-Race Series will receive a custom 28.6 Finisher Medal. The series is a great way to work up to the Half Marathon distance or just test yourself against your running buddies at different distances. 1st Place M/F open and masters recieve a 3-race series winner trophy.
Race Hotel: The new Holiday Inn Express: The hotel is 2 miles from the race site and has been recently remodeled. Ask for an early breakfast bag and a late checkout when you register. Visit them at http://www.hiexpress.com/lelandnc This is the only hotel we recommend for this race.
Race Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (910) 398-5539 www.5starraceproductions.com