The annual Harrigan’s 5k will take place on Sat, March 10, 2012. For some it’s a competitive timed race, for others it’s a walk with strollers, anyway you look at it, it’s a day a fun day of exercise, food, and door prizes. Participants are even encouraged to dress up in zany St. Patrick’s Day costumes!
For serious runners, the race features chip-based professional timing by Speedy Feet which is state-of-the-art, and are vastly more accurate with virtually instant race results. Door prizes will be posted in the registration area while the race is being run, so be sure to check the board AFTER you finish to see if you have won. Up and Running will award the fastest male runner and the fastest female runner each a pair of new running shoes. Gold, silver, and almost-bronze for males and females in each age catergory: 9 and under; 10-14; 15-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; … 65-69; 70 and up, PLUS top 3 overall and top Master.
Harrigan’s will open at 9:00 am to accommodate the runners before & after the race. Technical running shirts for the first 150 runners to sign up- last we checked over 60 folks were already signed up!
Do you want to help out with the event? If so, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and include how many of you there are including name, phone #, and e-mail address for each and let them know what your preferences are (see below) and who you want to work with (minimum of two volunteers per corner, for example). Volunteers are encouraged to come dressed up in costume in the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day if you wish.
Here are are the Volunteer needs:
- Parking: With over 1000 runners, getting all the cars directed to the available parking area is important. 4-6 volunteers are needed to direct traffic before the event starts. After the parking is finished, these volunteers will move to the finish line and help collect timing chips from the runners’ shoes right after they come through the gate. The traffic volunteers need to be available from ~7:30 – ~9:30, and the runners will be through the finish line not later than 11:30.
- Corner teams at each turn on the course: Volunteers at each corner (a) make sure the runners stay on course; (b) cheer the runners & walkers and make them feel GREAT; (c) can present a banner or signage if your organization is interested in doing that; and (d) after the majority of runners/walkers have passed by, gently urge the slower ones to move to the sidewalk to open passage for auto traffic (the Course Marshall tells volunteers when the time comes to move onto the sidewalks). We have 20 corners, four of which are committed to our charities and a couple more to sponsors, and we need to volunteers for the rest.
- We also have a water stop that needs to be staffed – 6 – 10 people.
Corner & water stop staff will meet with the responsible course personnel at 8:45, then move to their corners/water stop for a Course Marshall inspection beginning at 9:10. The event is over for all practical purposes by 11:30.
The event is a total blast, and Harrigan’s opens early for beer for those intereste
|When:||Saturday, March 10, 2012 – 9:30 start|
|Where:||Harrigan’s Tavern, 4070 Marshall Rd, near the corner of Stroop and Marshall Road, Kettering, OH 45429. Harrigan’s plans to open at 9:00 a.m. and remain open after the run for runners’ warmth & fun.|
|On-line registration:||www.speedy-feet.com available until midnight, Monday March 5th.|
|Mail-in registration:||Send registration forms to: Harrigan’s 5k Race 1340 Laurelwood Road Kettering, OH 45409. Make checks payable to Harrigan’s 5k Race – mail registrations must be received not later than Monday, March 5th to be processed for early packet pick-up.|
|Early packet pick-up||Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday before the race, 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., at: Up and Running 6123 Far Hills Ave Dayton, OH 45459 (937) 432-9210 http://www.upandrunningindayton.com/|
|Race day registration:||Opens at 7:30 a.m. at Harrigan’s under the big tent.|
|Cost:||$20.00 for registrations received by Monday before the race; $25.00 day of race|
|T-shirts:||Technical shirts to the first 150 that register, and cotton shirts to the next 450 participants that register. The sizing on all shirts is Men’s sizing, so when you register please bear that in mind.|
|Sponsors:||Harrigan’s Tavern, Up and Running, The Bagel Cafe, Young’s Dairy, K&G Bike Center, and many more|
|Charities we support:||Alzheimer’s Association of Dayton, United Rehabilitation Services of the Dayton Area, South Community (behavioral healthcare), and our local chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.|