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Rose City 10k Run
Sat, Apr 23, 2016
Running-10K (with T-shirt) - Individual Age group/open
Running-10K (No T-shirt) - Individual Age group/open
About This Activity
The 39th Annual Rose City 10k Run will be held on Saturday, April 23, 2016. It is Rose Show and Festival weekend in Thomasville with a variety of activities including parades, Rose Show exhibits, car show and much more!InformationRunners will line up for the start according to their best previous times in a10K race. The race will start on North Broad Street at the corner of Broad and Monroestreets, near the U.S. Post Office and end on the same street a half-block fromthe starting point.After the starting gun sounds, runners will proceed down Broad Street, andturn left onto Smith Avenue (U.S. 84 East).After approximately 2.2 miles, the course turns left again onto Pine TreeBoulevard, a five-lane stretch of pavement and winds through a shopping areaand in front of the old Central Middle School, where the Yellow Jacket Band,under the direction of Michial Mayhall, will be playing at the corner of Pine TreeBoulevard and Patterson Street. The Thomas County Central High School Band,which has become a tradition with the Rose City Run, will be performing for the38th year. This is always a welcome point for runners on the grueling RCR course.The last leg again is on smooth asphalt streets through tree-lined residentialareas, on the way back to the business district. The course is a scenic route allthe way, with challenging hills and varied terrain. Competitors will see firsthandwhy Thomasville is called the City of Roses. Within the first two miles along SmithAvenue, runners will pass near the Thomasville Public Rose Garden.Times will be called out as the runners pass each mile point. Water stations(along with medical assistance) will be located at 2.3, 3.8 and 5.6 miles. Watersprinklers will douse runners at intervals along the route, if desired.Plenty of fluid will be available before the race and at the finish. Slices of oranges, bananas and other refreshments will be available for runners at the finish provided by theTallahassee Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc., Flowers BakingCompany, Woodmen of the World and Blue Bell Creameries L.P.
Event details and schedule
DATE:Saturday, April 23, 2016.
TIME: Race Day Late Registration 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. for 10,000 Meter Run ONLY. 10,000-Meter Race starts at 8 a.m.
PLACE: Race begins on Broad Street at corner of Broad & Monroe near the post office
ENTRY: $20 by April 9, $23 April 10 and after. Subtract $5 for no T-shirt option. NO REFUNDS
AWARDS: Performance T-shirt and specially designed diecast medals will be awarded to all participants who complete the course. SILVER TROPHIES will be awarded to the first three males and first three females in each age division.
PICNIC: At Francis F. Weston YMCA after awards ceremony. Directions will be given at awards ceremony.