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Course Information

Race for Our Kids consists of a professionally managed and timed 5K and 10K road race, as well as a 1 Mile Family Fun Walk.  The Family Fun Walk route travels through the Zoo, while the USATF certified 5K and 10K race routes travel through Druid Hill Park and the surrounding neighborhood. 

Please see the course maps below:

 

Course Information

For the safety of our participants, no strollers, skates, or scooters are allowed on the 5K or 10K race course. This rule will be strictly enforced. Strollers are permitted on the 1 Mile Family Fun Walk course. Pets are prohibited for the event.

The USATF Certified 5K and 10K course routes will travel through Druid Hill Park. The course is equipped with course marshals, water stops with water and an energy drink, and medical support teams. The 10K will start at 8:00 AM and the 5K will start at 8:25 AM. The pace of the 5K runners who are hitting the turnaround and merging with the 10K runners is closer in pace to the 10K runners who are also hitting that point in the race. These runners will then finish the race with more runners who are running at their own pace and will encounter fewer runners to have to overtake. Please do your part to:
  1. make sure you do not run/walk more than 2-astride so that when a runner does need to pass you, they are easily able to do so, and
  2. heed the signs asking the 5K runners to stay to the left at the turnaround and the 10K runners to stay right until well after the merge.

Awards:

All event participants will receive a Finisher's Medal for joining us for the 15th annual Race for Our Kids. 

Plaques and gift cards will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers, male and female, in the following categories: 5K Overall, 10K Overall, and 10K Masters.

10K:  Plaques and gift cards will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers, male and female, in the following age groups: 13 and under, 14-17, 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+.

5K: Plaques will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers, male and female, in the following age groups: 13 and under, 14-17, 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+.

Both races will be chip timed. No chip, no time, no award.

 

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