This event is a "half" version of the 6-hour run and it is for those, who are still a bit intimidated with an idea of running 6 hours straight and don't want to "quit" in the middle of the race. Signing up for this option may be a little less scary.
This race is also geared towards a bit more experienced runners and those, who would like to go a little further but are not sure how far they can go. Timed events are perfect for that since a runner is not "chasing" a distance but rather going against time. Runners can finish their run anytime during those 3 hours, even though we'd like to see them go all the way till the end.
Runners will run the 5K course and will notify a loop recorder each time they return to the start/finish line. The race is over when last lap is completed anytime before 11 am.
If toward the end (between 10am and 10:30am) you do not have time to complete the entire 5K loop, you will be allowed to do the Kids Fun Run Loop (1.25 mile), but not more than two.
There will be a designated area at start/finish area for runners to set up picnic chairs, drop bags, coolers and other needed gear.
Runners can keep going or take breaks between loops; that's up to each one of them.
This is NOT a typical 5K course that you may encounter at most urban races in our area. Almost the entire course (99%) is on gravel roads and single trails. It offers challenging 200+ feet of elevation gain, lots of roots, rocks, leaves, fallen trees, and stream crossings etc. There is also a lot of wildlife: from deer and foxes, encounter with which may not be so probable during the Festival hours, to snakes and ticks, which won't necessarily hide, depending on the weather and temperature.
Course will be marked with marking paint and, where necessary with additional signs and streamers.
Start Time: 8:00am EDT
End Time: 11:00am EDT
Registration Limit: 1 spot left.
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