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Spring Hope 5K and 1 mile Fun Run
Sat, April 22, 2017, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
The Spring Hope Chamber of Commerce is pleased to host our third 5K and 1Mile Fun Run located at our Depot in historic downtown Spring Hope. Our event will begin at 9AM with our offically timed 5K and the 1mile Fun Run will follow at 10AM. Awards and prizes will be given for several age groups listed below. All proceeds from this event will go to the Chamber of Commerce to support this race as well as upcoming events in our area, including Old Fashion Christmas. A portion of the proceeds will also be donated to the Spring Hope Elementary School (for educational material) and the Spring Hope Police Department (Equipment).
Participants will enjoy a great race, rain or shine. During the event, you can enjoy music, food and beverages with your family and friends. Souvenirs will be available for sale during the event.
Included with the purchase of a 5K or Fun Run ticket: Race T-Shirt, Swag bag (with some cool race stuff), official race bib, Timing chip (for 5K participants only). Race T-shirts are only guarenteed for those who sign up prior to April 9th 2017. After that they will be available first come first serve for paid participants. Race packets not picked up by 9AM will be released/sold first come first serve.
All participants (regardless of age), must sign a waiver and bring it to packet pick up. Waivers will be provided via email prior to the event, they will also be available on Facebook and during race packet pick up. No packets will be released without a signed waiver.
Race packets will be available for pick up "day of" only, beginning at 7:30 AM...we will have many volunteers available to help get your packet to you and get you running!
1st, 2nd, 3rd for the 1 mile Fun Run (Under 12 only)
1st, 2nd, 3rd for the following age Groups 5K: 12U,13-19, 20-29,30-39,40-49,50-59, over 60
We are also excited to participate in the "Down East Race Series" again this year. We are one of at least 8 races, by signing up and running in this event you are automatically enrolled in the series and will be eligible for awards based on participation and performance in the series sanctioned events. Please like and follow Down East Race series on Facebook, www.facebook.com/downeastrace
Is this race USATF Certified?
Yes it is. USATF Certificate # NC17009BDS
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
There will be street parking near the downtown area on roads not closed by the race route. There will also be plenty of parking in the Food Lion and old Lowes Food parking lot which will offer a short walk to the race area down scenic East Nash Street. See the race map on Facebook (SpringHope5k), for more info.
What can/can't I bring to the event?
Bring your signed waiver and ID to packet pick up.
Please do not bring bikes, skateboards, roller skates or anything that will impede anyone else's opportunity for a fun race.
Are pets allowed?
Sorry no pets
Can I run/walk with a stroller?
Absolutely! Our race route runs through Spring Hope along all paved roads So it should allow for a nice family run if you chose.
Do do I have to run?
No, walkers, joggers, skippers are all welcome.
Is the event chip timed?
Yes, our friends at Tar River Timing will be providing timing chips that will need to be returned after you cross the finish line.
Will there be water stations?
Yes, we will have a water station at mile 1, mile 2 as well as bottled water at the finish line provided to all participants.
Are there restrooms?
We will have temporary facilities in the festival (Depot) area.
Where do I find the course map?
It is posted on Facebook: Spring Hope 5k, along with all the other "need to knows"
Is there an early packet pick up?
No, we will have packet pick up starting at 7:30 AM race day morning.