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Time9:30AM CDT - 11:00AM CDT
The Emma Creek 5k is a certified fast-and-flat course for WOMEN AND GIRLS of all ages. Timing chips are used. The Emma Creek, which has been held since 1990, is one of the largest women's-only 5k's in the state of Kansas. We offer a post-race buffet and awards ceremony. Awards are presented to the Top 10 finishers and the top 3 in 16 age groups. Join us to run, walk or jog through beautiful Hesston, which is about 45 minutes north of Wichita.
INDIVIDUALS/TEAMS: You can join as an individual or with a team. All teams must have at least 5 members. We do not accept team entries on race day. Kinds of teams: Family team - related by blood or marriage; Workplace team - employed by the same institution or who share common office space; Special interest team - in the same club, church, etc. The first person to register as part of a team will create a team name. All other members of that team will need to use that exact team name. A few team names (such as Hesston Elementary) already have a team name created. To start a new team have one person of that team register and enter a team name. After that, other team members can register and click on that team name. Contact us if you have any questions!
NEW FOR 2018: The finish line for the race will be inside the Hesston High School football stadium this year. The slight change to the route will be clearly marked. The buffet and awards ceremony will remain in their normal locations.
IMPORTANT DEADLINES: Register for the race by April 18 to get the early-bird rate. After that date, the cost goes up $2 per registration. The deadline to order registrations with a DRY-FIT SHIRT also is April 18. There will be no refunds issued after April 20 for any registrations. Online registration for the race ends at noon on April 26.
AWARDS: Awards will be given to the Top 10 overall and top 3 per age group, excluding Top 10 overall finishers. Age groups are 10 & younger; 11-17; 18-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70-74; 75-79; 80-84; and 85 and older. Np prizes will be handed out before the ceremony. Winners receive a beautiful stoneware plate created by sculptor Lynn Lais and a beautiful bouquet of flowers. Top Ten overall also receive a $40 gift certificate to Academy Sports.
PACKET PICKUP DAYS/HOURS: Participants may pick up their packets at the Hesston Recreation office from 2 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 26, or from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, April 27. Go to www.hrce.org for directions. Packets also will be available on race day in the Hesston High School commons beginning at 8 a.m. TEAMS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO PICK UP THEIR PACKETS BEFORE RACE DAY.
PARKING: Race day parking includes the Hesston High School parking lot, the football stadium parking lot and the parking lots at Hesston’s middle and elementary schools.
SALE ITEMS: Emma Creek shirts & other items from previous races will be available for sale before and after the race. We’ll have some great items for sale!
MEDICAL AID: Emergency medical assistance will be available.
RULES: Strollers holding children are welcome, but should line up toward the back of the starting line. Please no cell phone use or pets in the race.
MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL TRACK ATHLETES: All Kansas middle school, junior high and high school track and field athletes are ineligible to enter or compete due to KSHSAA rules.
PROCEEDS: Proceeds provide scholarships and programming for Hesston Recreation, a not-for-profit organization.
RACE RESULTS: Results of the race will be available at timerguys.com.
FACEBOOK: Join us at “Emma Creek Classic 5K” on Facebook.
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