ANYONE can participate. As a change of Pace - only walkers will be eligible for individual awards. EVERYONE will receive a finishers medal and t-shirt. This is a judged race in the sense that we want walkers to win the individual awards, so there will be no joggers or runners winning individual awards (1st, 2nd, or 3rd). Walking is just what we do everyday. This does not mean you must RACEwalk the event.
Bountiful Gifts 5k/ 10k/ Half is a walkers only race. June 4th start time is 9am for the 10k and Half. The 5k will start at 9:15. The course will cover streets, and the scenic towpath. Starting at 3rd and Cherry in Massillon, Oh. Parking at the Massillon Rec Center and Regal Cinemas 12. Finishing at Second Sole in Massillon. All participants will receive a Special t-Shirt and finishers medal. The medal and shirt have been reveled - follow us on Facebook for all event information.
Packet Pickup is at Second Sole on Dressler in Canton on Friday June 3rd 6 to 8 pm. There will be packet pickup on Saturday before the race - look for the Ohio Challenge Series trailer.
Walkers are individuals who advance using a straight knee. (please see pictures below) There will be spotters along the course for any individual who is running or slogging.. (sloppy jogging). Anyone caught running or jogging will be removed from all awards. Awards will be given to the top three men and women in each 5k, 10k and half. Depending on participation additional awards will be done in 10 year increments starting at age 10. All half marathon participants will need to be at a 18 min. per mile pace or better. Those individuals who are not below 18 min per mile will be asked to follow the 10k course. This will allow the half marathoners to complete in 4 hours.