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Due to potential exposure to COVID-19, also known as coronavirus, we have decided to CHANGE our annual RUN WITH THE CHROMIES 10K/5K Run/walk to a Virtual race! Like you, we are disappointed, but clearly the health of your children,our families and our running community is our focus. We are so thankful for the amazing support we receive from each of you!
Blessings to all and please stay safe during this challenging time for everyone!
After talking with the Volusia County Parks and Rec, the current COVID rates and our top priority is to everyone's health and safety, we have made the extremely difficult decision for this years Running with the Chromies 10K/5K to be a virtual race. Although we can't have the traditional start/finish line and the excitement of cheering everyone on as they cross that line, the beautiful trails are still open for you to come run your race at your leisure. With the race being virtual, each registration will still include a runner bag with a race shirt (if registered before August 1st), a finishers medal and a snack for after your run/walk. The difference is this won't be officially timed, so the additional awards for top finishers aren't possible this year.
This 10K/5K walk/run & 1 Mile Fun Walk is in honor World Down Syndrome Day, which is on March 21st each year. This date is significant as it represents the 3 copies of the 21st chromosome, which causes Down syndrome. Plan to stay after the race for some family fun. There will be live music, vendors, food trucks games and more.
The Running with the Chromies 10K race course has been certified by the USA Track & Field, with the certification number of FL18003TY and the official race map can be found here
The Running with the Chromies 5K race course has been certified by USA Track & Field, with the certification number of FL17091TY and the official race map can be found here
All Running With The Chromies 10K/5K registrations include T-shirt, Finishers Medal, Swag Bag and Post Race Snack. Make sure to register prior to August 1, 2020 to guarantee T-shirt. There will be two times to available to pick up your runner packets:
Wednesday, September 2, 2020 from 4:00pm - 7:00pm at 2150 W. Dale Cir, Deland, FL 32720
Saturday, September 5, 2020 from 8:00am - 11:00am at Gemini Springs in the Oak Tree Area at the picnic tables, 37 Dirksen Drive, Debary, FL 32713
We will also be including in the runner bags a print out of the certified course for the 5K and 10K for those wishing to run/walk the official course.
We are grateful for your participation in the Running with the Chromies 10K & 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Fun Walk. Your support ensures that the Welcoming Hearts will help individuals with special needs in the local community through information, events and programs.
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