2022 Gorilla Grind 5K Presented by The Pittsburg Rotary Club (Draft)

Sat October 22, 2022 Pittsburg, KS 66762 US
This Race is in Draft Mode

2022 Gorilla Grind 5K

$30 7:00AM CDT - 8:00AM CDT Registration Opens June 1, 2022 at 6:00am CDT
P.O. Box 480
Pittsburg, KS US 66762

Welcome to the 45th Annual Gorilla Grind 5K, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Pittsburg, Kansas! This includes course support from members of PSU ROTC and the big cannon to start the race!  There will be water and light snacks at the finish line.  

Proceeds from the Gorilla Grind 5K provides scholarships to local high school students entering Pittsburg State University.  A scholarship also is awarded to a student entering PSU Army ROTC.  Pittsburg Noon Rotary works hard to put on an exceptional event!

  • Chip timing
  • Finisher awards for top male and female runners by age group
  • Custom finisher medal for all runners who cross the finish line
  • Official GG5K 2021 race goodies aka "SWAG"
  • Premium soft tri-blend long sleeve shirt (must register online by Oct 1st)

  Runners must register online by Oct 1st to receive a shirt.  Runners who register on race morning are not guaranteed a race shirt.  Packets not picked up on race day will not be mailed.  The weather at 7am in late October can be chilly so come prepared!  Packet pickup will start at 6:00am until 6:45am in the entryway of Weede Gymnasium before the race starts. At 6:50 the race director will give some last minute instructions and The Gorilla Grind 5K will start promptly at 7:00am and help kick off PSU's Homecoming activities.

Custom awards are produced and sponsored by our wonderful supporters and friends at Miller's - MPIX for the following categories:

  • Overall Male – 1,2,3rd
  • Overall Female – 1,2,3rd
  • 14 and under Male – 1,2,3rd
  • 14 and under Female – 1,2,3rd
  • 15-19 Male – 1,2,3rd
  • 15-19 Female – 1,2,3rd
  • 20-29 Male -  1,2,3rd
  • 20-29 Female – 1,2,3rd
  • 30-39 Male -  1,2,3rd
  • 30-39 Female – 1,2,3rd
  • 40-49 Male -  1,2,3rd
  • 40-49 Female – 1,2,3rd
  • 50-59 Male -  1,2,3rd
  • 50-59 Female – 1,2,3rd
  • 60 and up Male -  1,2,3rd
  • 60 and up Female – 1,2,3rd

We encourage all registrants to post pictures on our Facebook page @GorillaGrind5K.

For more information on the race, contact Zach Adams by email: Zach@ckt.net.  Thank you to all our registrants and sponsors for making our event a great success!

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