DATE, LOCATION & STARTING TIME: Saturday, September 15, 2018 the Half Marathon will begin at 7 a.m. and the 5K will begin at 7:15 a.m. The races will begin at the Fern Marketplace. The Half Marathon route will travel through South Highland, runners will get to enjoy the scenic streets of McCormick, Creswell, Thornhill, Ockley, Unadilla, and Fairfield along the beautiful and challenging course.
REGISTRATION: 5K Early Registration is $20 through August 15, 2018. Registration goes up to $30 on August 16 – September 14. Race day registration is $35. HALF MARATHON Early Registration is $60 through August 15, 2018. Registration goes up to $70 on August 16 – September 14. Race day registration is $75. REGISTER EARLY! No shirts guaranteed to late registrants.
T-SHIRTS & RACE PACKET PICKUP Every pre-registered participant will receive an original “Walk-On’s Independence Bowl Foundation Kickoff K’s” T-shirt. All pre-registered participants of the Half Marathon will receive a medal. Packet pick up will be held at Sportspectrum Thursday, September 13 from noon- 6:30 p.m. and Friday, September 14 from 10 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. You may also pick up your packet on Race Day at the Race Site an hour before the start of the race. This is a chip timed race!! **Be sure that you get your timing chip race morning at the packet pick up site** You are responsible for attaching your timing chip to your shoe and returning it after the race. All packets not picked up by the start of the race will be forfeited – NO REFUNDS
AWARDS: The overall male and female winner of the half marathon will receive a $1,000 cash prize, and the male and female winner from each age group (20-and-under, 21-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60-and-over) will win $100. The overall men’s and women’s winners of the 5K will receive a $250 cash prize, and male and female age group winners will receive $50.
AGE GROUPS: 20-and-under, 21-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60-and-over POST PARTY: Following the races, runners and spectators can expect a block party atmosphere in the Fern Marketplace, featuring live music, food and drinks, and giveaways.
SPECIAL NOTE: Strollers, wagons, baby joggers, and any hand pushed or pulled vehicle will be allowed on the course, but at a walk pace capacity only. Absolutely NO in-line skates, roller skates or runners with baby strollers will be allowed on run course. This rule is an RRCA regulation! No dogs are allowed on the course.
SPECIAL THANKS: Walk-On’s Independence Bowl, Independence Bowl Foundation, Raising Canes, Sportspectrum & Sportspectrum Race Management.