Friday, January 8, 2010

6th Annual President’s Day Freedom Run 5K Race

RUN and HELP
For the last five years, Boy Scout Troop and Cub Scout Pack 806 have hosted the Annual President’s Day Freedom Run 5K Race and 1 Mile Fun Run to raise money for scouting activities. This year the Young Women’s organization of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints will join in hosting the race. The race will be held on February 13th, 2010. The money earned from this event will help fund the Boy Scout and Young Women summer camps, and other activities they will participate in throughout the year. Cub Scout Pack 806 will also benefit from this run, helping to pay for Summer Day Camp.

The Annual President’s Day Freedom Run 5K Race is more than just a 5K race. It is a sanctioned USA Track and Field Event that meets the standards necessary to be approved and licensed in the United States. This race is run on a USATF-certified course that has been certified for accuracy in distance. Courses must be certified for any road running performance to be accepted as a record, or to be nationally ranked. Because this course is sanctioned, certified, and officially timed using ChampionChip® timing, dedicated racers from all over North Carolina as well as the United States will be in attendance.

Check out a video of the course here!

Date: Saturday, February 13th 2010
Time: 5K Race Starts at 10:00 am. Fun run will follow after 5K is completed.
Location: 3204 Keller-Andrews Road, Sanford, NC 27330 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Meeting House
Distances: 5,000 meters (3.1 miles)
1 mile Children’s Fun Run (for children under 12)

Registration and Fees: $15 by 1/15, $17 between 1/15 and 2/11, and $20 after 2/11 for 5K, and $10 for Fun Run; T-shirts are $6 for adult sizes and $5 for child sizes. Entrants can register online using a credit card at www.active.com (a small additional fee applies to online applications), or use the registration form on this page.

Please mail registration form to:
President’s Day Freedom Run
C/O Stephanie Larsen
PO Box 962
Sanford, NC 27331-0962

Course: The race will be an out and back with a turnaround at the beginning and end of the course. The course will follow Keller-Andrews Road in West Sanford. The course has two gradual climbs and descents. It is a fun and easy course.

Awards and Categories: Top 3 male and female finishers will be awarded 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place trophies, respectively. The first three male and female finishers in each age group will receive 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place medals, respectively. The age groups are 14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, and 70+.

Timing: Timing will be provided by Young and Associates. ChampionChip® timing will be used. Results will be posted at www.runnc.com.

Packet Pick Up and Race Day Registration. Packet Pick Up and Registration will start at 8:30 am and will close at 9:45 am. Registration will be located inside the church building.

No refunds or packets can be mailed. If you pre-register, and are unable to go to the race for any reason, we will not be able to refund your money. Planning for each racer costs money and this money is spent even if you are unable to show up. Additionally, we have limited resources and volunteer time, thus preventing us from getting in touch with each non-showing runner to send out the packets and/or t-shirts.

Arrive early on race day. There is limited parking and parking will not be permitted on the road. T-shirts have been ordered for all those who pre-registered. There will be a limited supply of T-shirts on race day for late entries.

In respect for the church that is providing the venue, we ask that no alcohol or tobacco products be used on the church grounds.

Directions: From the Raleigh area, take I-40 to Hwy 1 South. Go to Sanford and get off on the Hwy 42 Exit. At the exit, take a left. You will go about 1.5 miles and take a right onto Carthage Street. Go about 1 mile and take a right onto Keller-Andrews Road.

From the Fayetteville area, take Hwy 87 North to Sanford. In Sanford, 87 becomes Horner Boulevard. You will travel through Sanford for about 4 miles. Take a left at the light onto Carthage Street. Go about 1 mile and take a right on Keller-Andrews Road.

From the South East, go to Hwy 1 north. Go to Sanford and get off on the Hwy 42 exit. At the exit take a right. You will go about 1.5 miles and take a right onto Carthage Street. Go about 1 mile and take a right onto Keller-Andrews Road.

For more information, visit www.runnc.com,

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You Can Also Contact: Stephanie Larsen at (919) 718-1437,
or email presidentsdayfreedomrun1@gmail.com.

2 comments:

gerald said...

Had a great time at the race, all the turns around the church TWICE are a bit much but otherwise a very good course. LOTS of helpers all along the course. My biggest complaint is with the finish line people. I know Jim had another race in Raleigh and could not be there but he was responsible and should have had competent people doing the job. 2 1/2 hours is WAY to long to wait for finish times. And for only 73 runners? It would have been faster with a pencil! Next year check out Off N Running out of Greensboro to work your finish line. I know they will do a better job cheaper. Thanks for the notification of the delay on Friday! Hope to make it next year!

President's Day said...

Sorry about the turns. We tried to work it out with the County our first year, but they restriced us to the one road and onlane.Thanks for wanting to come back next year. All the volunteers and the scouts worked hard to pull off a great reace. Tanks again for running!