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You will have it made it the shade at this fun new event celebrating Summer, at its new location at the Bluhawk Development in Overland Park! The Sunglass Run 5K is an event for the whole family with a 5K run/walk and kids run afterwards! All participants will receive a finishers medal and a pair of sunglasses! 5K participants will receive a pair of the popular Goodr sunglasses that are designed to keep you looking cool while being active! Participants can also add an event shirt if they like for just $8! Sign up today and help us raise funds for our charity partner, Zero Reasons Why.
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The 2021 Charity Partner for the Sunglasses Run is Zero Reasons Why, a community initiative to reduce teen suicide in the area. Learn more about their efforts and how to get involved at www.zeroreasonswhy.org.
Awards will be presented to the fastest male and female finishers, the fastest masters male and female finishers, and the top three male and female finishers in the following age groups: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79 and 80 and over.
Registrants can pick up their packet on Friday, May 21 from 2pm to 6pm at the KC Running Company store at 200 E. 135th Street in KCMO. This will be a DRIVE THROUGH PACKET PICKUP only and you will be able to pull up to the drive through window on the south side of the building and pick up your race swag without having to get out of your car. You can pick up the packets of friends and family members also, just be sure to let them know. Packets will not be available before 2pm and the lines are usually the longest at the beginning of packet pickup. You can also pick up your packet on race morning beginning at 6:45am at the race site, but we would discourage you from doing so as we are trying to minimize congestion at the event.
COVID - 19 PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES
We are taking a number of steps to enhance the health safety of the event for the participants, volunteers and staff, including:
Changing packet pickup to make it a drive through packet pickup to minimize contact.
We will spread the porta potties out at the start/finish area and add sanitizing stations for people to use.
We will assign people bib numbers based on their projected starting time and then start them in waves of 15 or so every 30 seconds. We will spread participants out at the start by will putting small cones in the starting chute for the participants in each wave to stand at to keep them socially distanced from one another. We will ask people to stay away from the starting area until we call them up by bib number.
We will set bottles of water out at the water station instead of cups of water and we will not hand them their water, having them pick up their bottle instead if they so choose.
We will use bib chips rather than shoe chips so that we won't need volunteers to remove them after they complete the race. We won’t have any volunteers in the finish chute, but will instead provide grab and go bags for them to get their finishers medal, bottle of water and snack to reduce participant contact with volunteers.
We will text their times to the finishers who have signed up to receive them and will have a QR code on their bib numbers that will allow them to get their time with their smart phone.
We will mail age group and overall awards to them after the race to reduce the need for participants to hang around after the race.
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