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4th Annual Ugly Sweater FREE 5K Fun Run

IT’S BACK!!

All the permits have been submitted, and our 4th Annual Ugly Sweater Free 5K is set for Sunday, December 16th!

With the toy drive from this annual event, we are able to brighten the holidays for many of our area youth, so we will continue the tradition with this year’s event.  Since registration for this event is FREE, we kindly ask that you bring an unwrapped toy to donate as your participation ‘fee’.  Let’s see how full the we can make our tree this year!!

Who doesn’t love a great UGLY SWEATER?  Even if you don’t currently have one hiding in the depths of your closet, we can bet you know where to find one, or can make one!   Tell your friends, bring your family, but make sure you join us for this EPIC event!

To make this event even more fun, we will award prizes for various categories for your ‘Ugly Sweaters’!

Categories are as follows:

Best (UGLIEST) Traditional
Best (UGLIEST) Homemade
Best (UGLIEST) Non-traditional
Best (UGLIEST) Couple/Family/Group
(Stay tuned for official rules to be announced closer to the race date)

Our 5K series is designed to be FUN!  With that in mind, all of our races are prediction races.  That means we ask you to GUESS your finish time before you start.  Those that come the closest to their actual time (within 10 seconds) will be declared the WINNERS!!

ONLINE REGISTRATION HERE

Since parking is limited at the store, we ask that you plan to park at St. Michaels Elementary School, then make the short, 2-block walk to the shop on race morning.  On-site registration and bib pick-up will begin at 7:30am.  We will have a brief pre-race meeting in our front parking lot at 8:45am, then cross the street together to the race start line.  The race will begin at 9:00am.  We will have one water station set up on the course, which is passed twice.  All ages and abilities are welcome to participate in this event.  Runners, walkers, joggers, walk/jog, child strollers and 4-legged friends….all are welcome!

Remember that if you don’t want to walk or run, then we could always use an extra hand or two as a race volunteer!!

Stay tuned about an post-race celebration!

We hope to see you on December 16th dressed in your ugliest gear!!

Gobble Wobble FREE 5K Fun Run

TRICYCLE AND RUN FREE 5K SERIES

Come out and join us for our next Free 5K on Saturday, November 17, the Gobble Wobble 5K to benefit our local food bank.

Race time is 9:00am and on-site registration will begin at 8:00am inside the shop. Please plan to arrive no later than 8:30am to complete your registration and pick-up your bib number. Yes, this race will be chip-timed!

Remember, there is no registration ‘fee’, but we do ask for a donation for a local cause. This month we are collecting non-perishable food items to give to our local food bank to help with the holiday meals they prepare for those less fortunate in our community. Come out and help us give back to the community that has supported us these last seven years!

ONLINE REGISTRATION AVAILABLE HERE

We believe in having FUN, and we will continue the fun with our winners being determined by who can guess their finish time by the closest margin. If you can guess your time within 10 seconds, then YOU will be a WINNER!

As usual, this event is open to everyone. All ages, all abilities, and even pets are allowed. One requirement….HAVE FUN! We hope to see you in a couple of weeks!

Please remember to park at St. Michaels Elementary School (on Seymour Ave.), then make the short walk to the shop for the race start. Pre-race meeting will begin at 8:45am in the front parking lot.

Plus, remember we are always looking for volunteers! Let us know if you can help!