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Trailblazer 5K/1 Mile Run for Literacy • January 30, 2016
Online registration remains open through 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 27. After Wednesday, registrations can be turned in at packet pickup on Thursday or Friday, or before the race on Saturday.
This 5K race is on a USATF certified course. The races are chip timed. Join us for a great race!
New for 2016, we've extended the age group categories for the 5K, we've added a special incentive for fast 5K times, and the Run for Literacy will be celebrating reading by encouraging participants to wear costumes-- dress as your favorite book character and you might win an award!
RACE DAY SCHEDULE
7:30–8:15 a.m. • On-site registration
8:30 a.m. • 5K Run
9:30 a.m. • 1 Mile Run
Awards Ceremony after the 1 Mile Run (Overall and Age Group Winners plus Best Costumes)
shirt included while supplies last (guaranteed if you register by January 18)
$10 • 1 Mile Run ($8 without shirt)
$15 • 5K Run ($12 without shirt, $20 on race day)
$50 • Full registration for families (up to 6 family members; includes shirts while supplies last; shirt availability is highly limited as of January 25; use group registration if registering on Eventbrite; register as individuals if registering on race day)
Our Run for Literacy celebrates reading! Dress as your favorite book character and you might win an award. We will be awarding prizes to the Best Costumes (1st, 2nd & 3rd) for adults and for youth.
1st Place Overall Male and Female
1st-3rd Place Male and Female in Age Categories: 6 & Under, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, and 80+
1st-3rd Place Desoto Trail Teacher
Let's get 2016 off to a fast start-- we'll have a special prize for anyone running a "Top 10" 5K time. We'll use Herb Wills' final blog listing of the top Tallahassee 5K times in 2015 for males and females. Beat a Top 10 time on that list and receive your choice of a cash prize or donation to charity-- $100 for the fastest person beating the top 2015 time, $90 for beating the second fastest time, $80 for third, etc. For the men, the 10th time in 2015 was 16:08; for the women, the 10th fastest time all year was 18:49. Get your name on Herb's list early in 2016 and let's see how long it sticks!!
One Mile Awards
1st Place Boy and Girl
1st-3rd Place Boy and Girl in Age Groups 5 & Under, 6-7, 8-9, and 10-11
PACKET PICKUP and LATE REGISTRATION
Thursday, January 28, 7:45– 8:45 a.m. and Friday, January 29, 3–6 p.m.
DeSoto Trail Elementary School, Volunteer Hallway (the door just past the office)
You can still register at packet pickup and at the race, but we can’t guarantee a shirt after January 18.
Online registration is available until 9:00 p.m. on January 27. Registration also is available at packet pickup times and on race day.
The USATF Certified 5K Course Map and 1 Mile course map can be found at www.runforliteracy.com
RACE DAY PARKING
Desoto Trail Elementary School is growing! Due to construction near the school's back parking lot, the most convenient parking is at the Red Elephant shopping center across the street (Kerry Forest Parkway). You can also park in the Four Oaks shopping center (corner of Kerry Forest and Shannon Lakes). Please do not park on Tredington Park Dirve, Velda Dairy or in the Tredington Park neighborhood so your car doesn't interfere with the races.
Race Directors: Karena and Travis Miller
A huge thank you to our sponsors. Without them, this race wouldn’t be possible—or as much fun!
- Killearn Lakes Taekwondo
- Radey Law Firm, Travis Miller
- Lucky Goat Coffee
- John D. Harvard, CPA
- Southern Home Consultants/The Oven Family
- Walker Landscaping
- Superior Painting
- Tasty Pastry