Backpack Love 5K

Sat August 29, 2020 Directions
Events

5K Run/Walk

8:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT

Fun Run

7:45AM EDT
Shipping Included!

Virtual Runner

Place
Robson Property
Tanners Mill Circle and GA Hwy 211
Gainesville, GA US 30507
Description

We hope you are all staying well! We are so ready to see all of our awesome runners. It has been difficult t navigate through these hard times, but we have decided to offer an in-person AND virtual option for this race. We feel confident that, under the current guidelines, we can safely accommodate 300 runners in person. We understand that many are not quite ready to be in large crowds and we completely understand. We will give all participants the option to run virtually or attend the live event.

Straight Street will be hosting BackPack Love 5K at a new location this year! Join us for a 5K at the Robson Family Property off GA 211 in south Gainesville.  This year you will have an opportunity to purchase a ticket to view Mr. Milton Robson's private car collection and support Backpack Love!

BackPack Love is a feeding program that sends a backpack full of food home during the school year to feed a family of five for a whole weekend. ALL of your registration fee will go toward feeding a family! 

Event Safety: We know COVID has made a great impact on everyone's lives this year and we want to provide a friendly, safe environment for you to enjoy and still be able to get the fun benefits of an in-person event for you, our runners and walkers! Here are steps we are taking:

  • Chip timing will 100% allow us to ask everyone to please respect social distancing and spread out in corrals.  We will ask each person 5K pace during registration and place you accordingly in groups of 30 asking each group to approach the start line in order while maintaining social distancing.
  • We ask that you please pre-register online for the event. Race day registration will still be available but must be done by you on your phone ONLY. Our volunteers will check you in on our app using their phone. The only contact you should have to have is the volunteers handing you your bib and shirt.  Registrants can elect to have their shirt and bib mailed via USPS the week of the race to avoid need to check-in for an additional cost.
  • Volunteers are required to wear masks. We suggest masks for participants while picking up their race materials (bib, shirt, etc.) but are not required. You are NOT required to wear a mask during the race!
  • Hand sanitizer will be available at restrooms and check-in area.
  • We will not hold an awards ceremony like normal. Awards will be available for pick up after the race or you can pick up at Runners Fit at your convenience!

Awards: 5K: Top Overall M/F, Masters M/F, Top 2 M/F in the following age groups: 14 & Under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & Over. We will not hold an awards ceremony like normal. Awards will be available for pick up after the race or you can pick up at Runners Fit at your convenience!

Race Day Packet Pick Up: Begins at 7:00am at Robson Family Property Barn.

Refreshments: Due to COVID-19 and to provide as safe of an environment as possible there will be no on course water support. If you feel you need refreshment/nutrition on course please be prepared to provide for yourself. Water will be available in bottles only distributed by gloved volunteer after finish line!

T-Shirt: T-Shirts only guaranteed to runners registered before 08/15/2020. All others will receive shirt while supplies last.

Parking

Parking: Once you arrive to the property balloons and 5K signs will usher you through a large gate. Parking is available at the barn and if overflow is needed we will park on each side of entrance road.

For interactive map with elevation chart, click here: MAP MY RUN

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Robson Property
Tanners Mill Circle and GA Hwy 211
Gainesville, GA US 30507

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