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Tales and Trails 5K


Sat April 22 2017
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Location: Carrollton, GA US 30117 Directions
Type: Run or Run/Walk
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Event Time Price Details
Tails and Trails 5K
Time
9:00AM EDT
Price
$27
Price increases April 1, 2017 at 11:59pm EDT
Place
1147 Rome St
Carrollton, GA US 30117
Description

About this Activity

Tales and Trails 5K Race will be run on Saturday, April 22, 2017, to benefit the Carroll County Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy. The mission of this organization is to develop literacy among young children in Carroll County, in order to enhance their chances of becoming successful students, and ultimately, educable members of the area work force. We mail age-appropriate books to children ages birth to five along with a newsletter to parents and caregivers to encourage them to read to their children. We currently mail approximately 3300 books each month which represents almost 40% of the eligible children in Carroll County. Our Vision is that by 2025, 90% of pre-school children in Carroll County will receive Ferst Foundation books. Statistics tell us that our children arrive at school ready to learn. Children who read, succeed.

Our website is www.CarrollFerst.org.


Event Details and schedule 

The Tales and Trails 5K (approximately 3.15 miles) Race is a 5k (3.15) mile run that is flat to slightly rolling sidewalks completely contained within the park.

The race will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2017 beginning at 9:00 AM at Hobbs Farm on the Carrollton Greenbelt located at 1147 Rome Street, Carrollton, GA 30117. (Travel north on Rome Street; turn right at Believer's Boulevard).

Chip Timing will be provided by Elite Race Timing.

The Tales and Trails 5K is open to the community including children, strollers and dogs. Children under 7 MUST be accompanied by a parent or guardian during the races.

Early registration up till April 1st is $25. After April 1st the race entry will go up to $30 and race day registration will be $35 for the 5K. Sponsor a child for Ferst Foundation Books for one year for $36 and get your race entry fee for free and a tax deduction! 


5K Course

The Tales and Trails 5k (approximately 3.15 miles) benefitting Carroll County Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy begins and ends at Hobbs Farm on the Carrollton Greenbelt. The race will begin at 9:00 AM.

Participants will have a timing chip on their bib which assures accurate start and end times for participants. Timing will be set up and managed by Elite Race Timing.

The course begins in Hobbs Farm adjacent to the parking lot and restroom facilities. The entire track of the race is within the park and will not include any street crossings or running.


Race Day Instructions

Please read all instructions carefully!

Thank you for registering for the 2017 Tales and Trails 5K Race. Below is a list of important information about the race to help create a safe and enjoyable experience.

The 2017 Tales & Trails 5K Race is Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Hobbs Farm on the Carrollton Greenbelt located at 1147 Rome St, Carrollton, GA 30117. (travel north on Rome Street; turn right at Believer's Boulevard)

The race begins at 9:00 AM sharp.


Rain or Shine

In the event of inclement weather involving lightening or hazardous conditions, please check for up to date information.


No Refunds

The event is completely non-profit, that is also completely volunteer-run. While we appreciate that schedules change and things come up, we have a strict, no-refund policy for those registrants who find themselves unable to participate on race day. If you aren't able to participate in the event, we hope you will find some consolation in the fact that this is a fundraiser benefiting Children ages birth to five by providing books each month and encouraging their parents and caregivers to read and talk with their children. Children who read succeed.


Race Packet Pick Up

Information coming soon


Chip Timing and Bibs

The 5K will be timed by Elite Race Timing at www.eliteracetiming.com. Each participant will receive a race bib with a timing chip attached to the bib.

Results will be provided at the end of the 5K. Results will be posted to our website and to the eliteracingtiming website shortly after the race. Awards will be provided to the top male and female winner overall, along with winners from each age group by gender.


What to Wear

Dress in comfortable running attire and proper running shoes.  Make sure you check the weather that morning.


Finish Line & Festival

Our race course is a loop fully contained within the park which allows us to have our start and finish lines in the same area. Upon completing the race, please plan to stay for refreshments, DJ and music, awards, sponsor booths, games for kids and dogs and a raffle!


Pets/Strollers

Information coming soon


First Aid, Restrooms, Personal Belongings

In case of an emergency, please let one of our volunteers, police officers, EMS teams know immediately. We will have an emergency first aid area available at the start/finish area.

Restroom facilities will be available at the start/finish area.


Sponsors

THANK YOU to our 2017 inaugural event sponsors! The goal of this event is to raise money for Carroll County Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy. Each month we currently mail over 3300 age-appropriate books to children ages birth to five along with information to their parents and caregivers to encourage reading to their children. We could not do this without the support of our sponsors.

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