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On behalf of the New Roads Pecan Classic Race Team, I am excited to announce that for our 10th anniversary we have transitioned to a virtual race. This unique experience will give all registered participants the opportunity to run/jog/walk either a one mile or four mile course of their choice, receive the official New Roads Pecan Classic shirt and continue our tradition of promoting family, fun, health and fitness throughout our community.
So how does a virtual race work?
Step 1. Register for either the one or four mile race on our website: https://runsignup.com/Race/LA/NewRoads/PecanClassic If you have registered prior to the virtual race transition, you will have the option to stay in the race or withdraw for a refund.
Step 2. Record your selected race results on any running app (Map My Run), watch (Garmin) or electronic file BEFORE the deadline. Your last day to submit your run is Tuesday, June 30th.
Go to the park, run on a treadmill or throughout your neighborhood; the choice is up to you. Last date to submit results will be June 30th, 2020.
Step 3. After your run, submit your results (time and distance) on our designated Google form (you will receive an email with submission information). If you do not have a Google account, simply send your results (e.g., picture of time and distance on watch, screenshot of your running app) to our timer, Bertha Lanthier (email@example.com).
You can run your selected race as many times as you want, but you are only allowed one submission. So, if you run in April and then have better results in June, submit your June time. Please send videos/pictures to our marketing director, Aimee Moreau (firstname.lastname@example.org) so that we can share your accomplishments on social media.
After all results have been submitted, we will announce our overall and division winners and provide information regarding pick-up for this year’s official race shirt and awards. Please continue to check our website and Facebook for details regarding our virtual race.
Many thanks to our sponsors and runners! Your understanding and support during this unprecedented time has been unwavering. We hope that the annual New Roads Pecan Classic provides a sense of normalcy to you and your family.
Best of luck,
New Roads Pecan Classic Race Director
Online Registration will close on Monday, June 29, 2020.
The race will begin and end at the NRG Community Field/Park, 311 Park Ave., New Roads, LA 70760.
Race Course for the 4 mile race will be along the scenic False River.
The Pecan Classic is locally produced by the Catholic of Pointe Coupee Cross Country and Track and Field Program, and is a great way to get in shape, while having fun! Both runners and walkers of all abilities are invited to participate in the race.
The Pecan Classic is both physically challenging and a great New Roads tradition! The 4-Mile course begins at Community Park in front of the Splash Park, runs participants through Downtown New Roads, and then finishes at the NRG Field. The 1-Mile Fun Run is a single-loop course.
Free to registered runners and spectators this year.
o Children age 6 and younger are free for the 4 mile and the 1 mile race
o You will be guaranteed your shirt(s) on the day of the race if registration is completed by June 29th.
o Online registration closes on June 29, 2020.
Packet Pickup: TBD
RACE DAY AT A GLANCE
1 Mile Awards - Overall Male & Female
4 Mile Awards - Top Overall Male & Female
1st & 2nd in Age Group Awards
(14 and under, 15-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-54, 55+)
* For the safety of all participants, roller blades, inline skates, and bicycles are not allowed. Headsets are discouraged in this event. Thank you for your cooperation.
* This event will occur rain or shine. We reserve the right to cancel in extreme circumstances. In that event, there will be no refunds.
* Pets are allowed in the 1 Mile Fun Run but must be on a leash.
The Race Benefits:
Catholic of Pointe Coupee cross country and track and field programs and the New Roads Pecan Classic Scholarship
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