GASTON LIONS CLUB TWENTIETH ANNUAL 5K RUN AND WALK
The GASTON LIONS CLUB 5K RUN/WALK will start with registration at the Wes-Del Elementary School at 500 East Jackson Street, Gaston, IN 47342 at 7:00 AM on SATURDAY AUGUST 5, 2023. After registration is closed at 8:00 AM, a meeting will be held for participants and then everyone will precede to the starting line. The race will start promptly at 8:30 AM in the Town of Gaston and finish at the Gaston Lions Club Park.
Those needing a shuttle prior to the race, must register by 7:30 AM to drop off a vehicle at the Gaston Lions Club Park and be shuttled back to the starting line. A shuttle will also be provided back to the Town of Gaston, if needed, after the race.
The course will start on the corner of South Washington and Vine Streets, continue through the town of Gaston, south on the Cardinal Greenway, east onto Country Road 750 N, north on County Road 450 W and end at the Gaston Lions Club Park, 7449 W. CR 850 N. The course is mostly flat, with many straight sections so is conducive to recording good times.
Each turn on the route will be manned by a Gaston Lions Club Member or police officer to ensure participants stay on the correct route. Mile markers will be placed each half mile on the route on the side of the trail or road, but not directly on the trail surface. One or two water stations will be provided on the course, depending on the temperature on race day. Snacks and drinks will be provided at the finish line. Awards will be given to the Top three finishers in each of the ten age groups for male and female and the overall male and female run winners. There will be LOTS of DOOR PRIZES! All preregistered runners and walkers will receive a T-shirt. Race day shirts may be limited.
A FREE KIDS FUN RUN will be held at the Gaston Lions Club Park after the 5K Run is complete at about 9:15 AM. The KIDS FUN RUN is a distance of about a quarter mile. All Kids participating in the Fun Run will receive an award.
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