COURSE AND TIME:
The 5K race is open to all runners of all ages and abilities. The race is scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m. so participants can experience the illuminated park. The course is certified by USA Track and Field as accurately measured. The course begins and ends at the bottom of Honor Heights Park and winds through the beautiful Garden of Lights. The course is gently rolling with one steep climb and descent just before and after the turn around. Net proceeds benefit Honor Heights Park and Veterans seen at Jack C Montgomery VA Medical Center.
The Fun Run will start shortly after the 5K. This course is a loop that begins and ends at the foot of the park.
BIB/RACE NUMBER PICK-UP:
Race bibs and t-shirts, can be picked up on Friday, December 9th from 5-7 p.m. or on race day from 2-4 p.m. at the Hangar at Love-Hatbox Sports Complex, 34th and Arline street (see Parking instructions). PLEASE PLAN ON ARRIVING EARLY. LATE ARRIVALS MAY MISS THE START GUN.
The run is located at Honor Heights Park in Muskogee, OK. However, all parking is located at the Love-Hatbox Sports Complex.
PARKING: Parking & bib/race number pick-up will be located at the Hangar at Love-Hatbox Sports Complex, 34th and Arline Street. There will be a free continuous shuttle service beginning at 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm from the Hangar to the park for all runners and spectators. Shuttle time is approximately 7 minutes one-way. Return shuttles will run continuously until 7:00pm. There will be no parking allowed within the Park due to the Holiday Lights. We had over 1,500 participants in 2015, therefore off-site parking and shuttle service is necessary. Thank you for understanding. PLEASE PLAN ON ARRIVING EARLY FOR THE RACE. LATE ARRIVALS MAY MISS THE START GUN.
There will be a bag check located in the Garden Room adjacent to the Gift Shop if you need to check a coat or other clothing. Please do not leave any valuables.
AWARDS FOR THE TIMED 5K:
TIMED 5K – Prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers. In addition, the top three male and female finishers in each age group will receive a medal. Awards will be presented beginning at 5:45.
8 and under, 9-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24…and so on, in five-year increments to 70+. There are no weight divisions.
BEST HOLIDAY OUTFIT:
Prizes will be presented to the best male & female holiday outfit so get creative! And keep in mind it is the Garden of “Lights” Run. Best holiday outfit awards will follow immediately after the medal presentation.
WINGS members must register by November 21, 2016 in order to receive a race shirt. If registering by mail, forms must be received by November 21, 2016.
Is this a WINGS race?
We are proud to be a WINGS participating race. To learn more, please visit: http://cherokeepublichealth.org/wings/. As a WINGS participant, you must register for our race by November 21 to receive a race shirt.
Are there requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
No! Anyone, of any age, is welcome to participate. This is a family-friendly run. Spectators are welcome also.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
You MUST park at the Hatbox Hanger and ride the bus to get to the Park. Unfortunately, there are no exceptions to this requirement due to the lack of parking at the Park and its closure for the Garden of Lights season. Spectators are required to also park at the Hatbox Hanger and ride the bus with the participants.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
You are welcome to contact our race committee at email@example.com if you have any questions. One of our committee members will get back with you shortly.
Is my registration transferrable?
Unfortunately you cannot transfer your registration to any other person. However, there will be on-site race day registration available for those who missed the online deadline.