EVENT You are invited to join Villagers For Veterans in their support of The Gary Sinise Foundation and severely injured veterans. This 5K event is scheduled for Saturday October 22, 2016 at The Villages Polo Field in The Villages, Florida. This Event is open to all ages and fitness levels as well as non-villagers.
** plan on staying after the race and enjoy a festive day with live music, clowns, food and plenty of Merchandise to remember this great event in support of our veterans.
BENEFICIARY The Gary Sinise Foundation (GSF)Through the many programs offered by the GSF, wounded heroes and their families receive the resources that help them overcome some of the new challenges in their lives. Whether providing special home modifications, adapted vehicles, mobility devices or specially adapted Smart homes The GSF and Villagers For Veterans share a committed to helping severely wounded veterans increase their mobility and independence.
ENTRY FEE - Vetrans & Students Under 18 receive $5.00 Registration. Ventrans must show id. Adults Before 9/30/2106 - $25.00 After 9/30/16 - $30.00 Day of Event - $40.00
DAY OF REGISTRATION & PACKET PICK UP Packet pickup will take place on race day at race site from6:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.
TEE SHIRTS Shirts are guaranteed for all pre-registered participants. Shirts not guaranteed on race day.
AWARDS Top overall male and female and top 3 male and female age groups will receive awards. Age groups include 14& under, 15-17, 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 & over
TIMING & SCORING Race will be timed and scored with a disposable chip provided, which will be attached tothe back of the bib.
FAQ When and where does the race take place? Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 at Race start time is promptly 9:00 a.m.
How long is the course? The 5K is 3.1 miles.
How will I be timed? The race uses an electronic timing system that records race time and place via a transponder chip that will be given out at registration. Each individual competing in the 5K is required to use the race chip. Official times will not be recorded without a chip. There will be a clock at the finish line to view your time.
When and where do I pick up my registration materials? Registration and packet pick-up starts at 8am for all participants
How will I receive my results? Official results will be posted at race site and race staff has all results for on-site inquiries.
Can I use my own race chip or tag rather than utilizing the one that is provided? No, a custom chip and bib will be provided
Who gets a T-shirt? Only pre-registered runners that successfully complete the registration and payment processes seven weekdays before the race are guaranteed a free race t-shirt. There will be shirts available on race day, but are not sizes and shirts are not guaranteed.
What do I do with my personal items while I’m running? Please leave them in your car.
Should I bring my own water? Yes, but there will be a water station on the course and near the finish line.
I will be out of town on race day and not able to participate. Can I get my money returned? We appreciate your race registration. As the race brochure states, we are unable to issue refunds. We are not in a position to credit your credit card or issue checks.
Will the race be held if it's raining? The race is a "rain or shine" event. All participants are encouraged to dress appropriately for the weather, such as in a rain coat or hat. Umbrellas can pose a safety hazard to others, so please do not bring them.
Can I transfer my entry to someone else? We have a strict NO TRANSFER policy.