Johnston Health Champions 5K & 10K

5K, 10K

Event Date

Sat, May 6, 2017

Address

Smithfield, NC

Pricing

Activity Today Later

5K Run and Walk

$30 $30 Closed

10K Run

$40 $40 Closed

5K Dog Run/Walk

$35 $35 Closed

About This Activity

Welcome to the Johnston Health Foundation's CHAMPIONS 5K & 10K event.  This year's event will be our 6th CHAMPIONS 5K and 1st Annual CHAMPIONS 10K, presented by HealthQuest Fitness and Wellness Center, is a timed run and fun walk event for all ages and fitness levels. We are featuring our 2nd 5K Dog Run/Walk so you can also enjoy a fitness morning with your furry friend. This is also a stroller friendly event!

This event happens right before the Ham and Yam Festival in Smithfield NC, so you can make this event the 1st half of a full day outing with your family!

 It's easy to participate!

Just  SIGN UP, TRAIN UP, AND SHOW UP!

 Why join Champions 5K/10K?
1) We are using USATF Certified Courses.  Our 5K & 10K course maps may be viewed at the bottom of this page.
2) We will have Accurate Electronic Timing.
3) The registration fee includes the timer, a shirt, snacks, water, awards, and other sponsor goodies.
4) We are supporting 2 great causes!
Race proceeds will benefit two (2) charities programs under the Johnston Health Foundation (at each runner's request): the ANGEL FUND (supports cancer patients experiencing financial hardship) and the HEALTHY KIDS FUND (to address childhood obesity issues in our community through health and fitness scholarships).

We like Teams!
Teams may be formed by families, churches, clubs, companies, and individuals. For those who are registering multiple teams from the same company/organization, write your company name/organization name before your team name (i.e. COMPANY-Department name).

Race Day Schedule (Saturday, May 6, 2017):
7:00 am - Volunteer check in
8:00-8:45am – Participant Registration
8:45 am – Opening program
8:50 am – Pre-walk/Run Warmups
9:00 am - 10K Run & 5K Walk/Run Kicks Off (1st wave: Runners; 2nd Wave- Dogs & Owners; 3rd wave: walkers)
10:00 am – Returning participants to visit stations and enjoy sponsor snacks, giveaways and free activities. Kids games begin
11:00 am (or earlier) - Awards Ceremony/Event Ends

INCENTIVES:

An incentive Prize will be given away to top fundraising team and to the team with the most # of registered members. Teams with at least 50 registered participants will get a free hospitality tent on event day!

AWARDS:

Awards will be given to top three finishers of the 5K event in each age division. Male and Female categories: age 9 and under, age 10-12, age 13-14, age 15-18, age 19-29, age 30-39, age 40-49, age 50-59, age 60-69, age 70-79, age, and age 80 and older.

Trophies will be given to top 3 5K runners.
Trophies will be given to the top 3 10K runners, Male and Female Categories.
Awards will be given to the top 5K 3 registered dogs, Male and Female owner categories.

 PRE-RACE PARTICIPANT PACKET PICK UP:
Visit HealthQuest on May 5, Friday anytime between 7am to 7pm for advance participant packet pick up. The packet will include your t-shirt, timer chip, bib, pins, and event day reminders.

 EVENT DAY INFORMATION
· Need information? You may approach anyone in bright green event shirts, visit our information tent or ask for event day info sheets from our greeters.
· Parking is free. Designated event parking will be the employee parking areas. Event day parking signs will be put out on May 6.
· This is a rain or shine fundraising event. Last minute changes based on weather will be posted on our Facebook Event Page.
· Dog owners – all dogs must be on a fixed / non-retractable leash, and owners are required to pick up after their dogs throughout the duration of the event. Poops bags and trash cans will be available at the Pet Zone.  Dog water stations will be available along the route, and dog snacks will be given after the event.

What to expect:
o Pre-Race warm ups and Post race line dancing & Pound work outs by Health Quest.
· Cross the finish line and grab goodies from our sponsor tent.
o Load up the entire family on our latest vehicle on display. A Pace Car with a dog mascot will lead the race!
· o Enjoy our 10K run and 5K run/walk route.
o A warm up / fitness plaza – for pre race warm ups and stretches, and post race line dancing, and pound work outs
o Tribute Wall – Write the name or post a photo of the person you will be running/walking for on our tribute wall.
o Refresh yourself at our Food and beverage station after the race, sponsored by Sheetz.
o Kids Zone – We will set up a Tattoo and Face painting, and coloring stations.  Kids can participate in fun relay games after your walk/run.
o Pet Zone – snacks will be available.  We will have dogs there available for adoption!

 Stay Connected!

For event updates, LIKE our facebook event page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/133032517215424/

 Visit our event website:  www.johnstonhealth.org/champions

 Text JHFOUNDATION to 41411 to get event updates and reminders within 2 weeks before the event.

Entry Fees (All entry fees are non-refundable):

5K Run/Walk (entry fees include a T-shirt, food and water).
T-shirts sizes are not guaranteed for those registering after April 7, 2017.
Mar. 16 to May 6, 2017 - $35 per person (timer and transaction fees are included)
Online registration closes on May 5, 2016, 5pm. Onsite registration will be available on May 6 at 8am.

5K Dog Run/Walk (entry fees include a T-shirt for the runner, a doggie bandana, food and water).
T-shirts sizes & bandanas are not guaranteed for those registering after April 7, 2017.
Mar. 16 to May 6, 2017 - $40 per person (timer and transaction fees are included)
Each runner/walker can register only 1 dog. Must be on a fixed leash at all times.
Online registration closes on May 5, 2016, 5pm. Onsite registration will be available on May 6 at 8am.

10K Run (entry fees include a T-shirt, food and water).
T-shirt sizes are not guaranteed for those registering after April 7, 2017.
Mar. 16 to May 6, 2017 - $45 per person (timer and transaction fees are included)
Online registration closes on May 5, 2016, 5pm. Onsite registration will be available on May 6 at 8am.
Each runner/walker can register only 1 dog. Must be on a fixed leash at all times.

SEE YOU ALL ON MAY 6!

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