ASPIRE Wine 10K & Benchmark First Responder 5K

Sat March 5, 2022 Hoover, AL 35244 US Directions RaceJoy Ready
Events
Place
Hoover Metropolitan Stadium
100 Ben Chapman Drive
Hoover, AL US 35244
Description

The ASPIRE Wine 10K & Benchmark First Responder 5K are USAT&F certified loop courses which start at The Finley Center / Aspire Sports Institute and continue through the world-class Hoover Metropolitan Sports Complex and adjacent neighborhood. Runners will return to finish alongside Brocks Gap Brewing Company. We strongly recommend that you take time to familiarize yourself with the course prior to race day. Runners and walkers of all paces are welcome and encouraged to participate.  

Both the 10K and 5K courses are USAT&F certified:

ASPIRE Wine 10K AL22007JE

Benchmark First Responder 5K AL22008JE
 
COURSE HYDRATION:
Hydration stations along the course will provide water and Powerade.
 
CANCELLATION STATEMENT:
This event will occur rain or shine, hot or cold. We reserve the right to cancel in extreme circumstances or as advised by authorities. In the event of cancellation, your entry fee will considered a donation to ASPIRE Sports Institute.

The ASPIRE Wine 10K is proud to serve as the 2022 RRCA Alabama State 10K Championship event. Since 1958, the RRCA has awarded championship events through a competitive bidding process at the National, Regional, and State level to RRCA member clubs and events to promote the sport of distance running. The RRCA Championship Event Series is the largest grassroots-organized running series in the U.S. with over 200 races participating that attract nearly 300,000 participants.

The goal of the RRCA Championship Event Series is to celebrate and shine a spotlight on well-run, community-focused events and to award top performing runners in the open, masters (40+), grand masters (50+), and senior grand masters (60+) categories for both men and women. 

Hotel Accommodations

For non-local participants in need of accommodations, we recommend the following hotels: 

Residence Inn Birmingham Hoover

Embassy Suites by Hilton Birmingham Hoover 

Event Transfer

Event Transfers are allowed. The deadline to complete all transfers is 11:59 pm March 4, 2022. 
Refunds will not be given if transferring to a lower priced event. If transferring to a higher priced event, you will pay the difference in price between the price you paid, and the current price of the event you are transferring into. 

Click HERE to learn how to transfer from one event to another.

Bib Transfers

Participant to participant bib transfers are allowed. The deadline to complete all transfers is 11:59 pm March 4, 2022. 
CLICK HERE to learn how to initiate a bib transfer. Please note that at $10 transfer fee will apply. 

Team Competition 10K & 5K

ASPIRE Wine 10K & Benchmark First Responder 5K is proud to offer a Team Competition for the Fastest Team (10K & 5K) and the Largest Team (10K & 5K Combined)!

PLEASE NOTE: The deadline to CREATE A NEW TEAM or JOIN AN EXISTING TEAM is 11:59 pm Friday, March 4, 2022. 

FASTEST TEAM COMPETITION RULES 10K AND 5K (PRIZE: $250 + Great Race Swag)

1. All teams will consist of a minimum of 5 members. There is no maximum number of members per team. Each team must include at least 2 females in their team scoring.

2.  The team captain must register first to create / name the team. Team members may then register and join the team. 

3. A minimum of 5 team members must register for and complete the 10K / 5K race. 

4. Scoring - For each team, top 5 overall places based on chip time will be added and must include at least 2 females. Only those participating in the in-person event will be scored. The fastest overall time wins!

 

LARGEST TEAM COMPETITION RULES 10K & 5K Combined (PRIZE: $250 + Great Race Swag)

1. Teams can consist of any number of runners. There is no minimum or maximum number of members per team. 

2.  The team captain must register first to create / name the team. Team members may then register and join the team. 

3.  Scoring – The team with the most number of registered participants (both in-person and virtual) as of 11:59 pm Friday, March 4, 2022 WINS! 

T-Shirts

Short sleeve, super soft Primease t-shirts are included with registration. 
Unisex Sizes S / M / L / XL / XXL are available. 

PLEASE NOTE: The t-shirt deadline is Thursday, February 10, 2022. Anyone registering after this date will not be guaranteed a t-shirt. We will do our best to estimate quantity and sizing needs, but cannot guarantee preferred sizes to anyone registering after this date.

When race t-shirts are ordered the inventory will be placed into the RunSignUp registration portal. This means that if you are given the option to select a certain size, that size is available. If a certain size is not available it will not be an option during registration.  

Race t-shirts will be distributed at Packet Pick Up on Friday and Saturday.  

Already registered, but want to CHANGE YOUR T-SHIRT SIZE? CLICK HERE to learn how! Please note that the deadline to change your t-shirt size is Thursday, February 10, 2022. 

Course Map

To view the course map, simply click one of the links below: 

USAT&F Map - 10K 

MapMyRun - 10K

USAT&F Map - 5K

MapMyRun - 5K

Event Schedule

Saturday, March 5, 2022
5:30 am - 6:45 am Race Day Packet Pick Up  / Hoover Metropolitan Stadium
7:00 am 10K Start / Hoover Metropolitan Stadium
7:10 am 5K Start / Hoover Metropolitan Stadium
7:30 am - 10:00 am Post-Race Celebration / Brock's Gap Brewing Company
8:45 am 5K Awards Ceremony / Brock's Gap Brewing Company 
9:00 am 10K Awards Ceremony / Brock's Gap Brewing Company 

Pre-Race Packet Pick Up

Friday, March 4, 2022
The Trak Shak
2839 18th St. S. 
Homewood, AL 35209
10:00 am - 6:00 pm 

Race Day Packet Pick Up

Saturday, March 5, 2022
5:30 am - 6:45 am 
Hoover Metropolitan Stadium 
100 Ben Chapman Drive 
Hoover, AL 35244

Race Day Parking

Participants and guests must park in the designated parking area (yellow) at the Hoover Metropolitan Complex. No exceptions. 

Gear Bag Check

Participant Bag Check will not be provided at this event. Participant parking is available at The Hoover Metropolitan Stadium, which is adjacent to the Start / Finish Line. Participants are encouraged to store their gear in their car. 

10K & 5K Finisher Medals

All 10K and 5K finishers will receive a custom finisher medal. 

10K Awards

OVERALL AWARDS

Top 5 Overall Male / Female
Top 3 Overall Masters Male / Female

Overall awards will include prize money in addition to great swag for the top 5 male and female finishers: 
1st: $1,000
2nd: $500
3rd: $400
4th: $300
5th: $200

NOTE: In order to qualify to win prize money you MUST be registered prior to the event as an ELITE ATHLETE.  Overall awards will be based on chip time. Prize money awards are based on GUN TIME. 

Awards will include prize money in addition to great swag for the top 3 Masters male and female finishers:
1st: $400
2nd: $200
3rd: $100

NOTE: Masters prize money will be awarded regardless of corral. You do not need to be registered as an Elite Athlete to qualify for masters prize money. 

NOTE: AWARDS WILL NOT ALLOW FOR "DOUBLE DIPPING" / CASH PRIZES WILL ALLOW FOR "DOUBLE DIPPING": For example, if you are a Masters male / female who places Top 5 Overall, you will be pulled out of the Masters category and will be awarded in the Overall category. However, you will take home cash prizes for BOTH your Overall placement AS WELL AS your Masters placement. 

AGE GROUP AWARDS

Top 3 Male / Female Age Group Awards: 

15 and Under, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+

NOTE: Age Group awards are based on CHIP TIME. 

5K Awards

OVERALL AWARDS

Top 3 Overall Male / Female
Top 3 Overall Masters Male / Female

NOTE: Overall awards are based on CHIP TIME. 

AGE GROUP AWARDS

Top 3 Male / Female Age Group Awards: 

10 and Under, 11-13, 14-16, 17-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+

NOTE: Age Group awards are based on CHIP TIME. 

Click the RESULTS link below to view the Wine 10K Birmingham Results from 2021 and previous years

Wine 10K Results

Race Contact Info

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Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the ASPIRE Wine 10K & Benchmark First Responder 5K.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.

Send-a-Cheer

  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
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