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'Boone'Walk & Run! (5K)

Sat September 22, 2018 Boonsboro, MD US 21713 Directions
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2018 'Boone'Walk & Run (5K)

9:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT
Place
Shafer Memorial Park
Boonsboro, MD US 21713
Description
Health & History in the 21713

Last year, we celebrated the 225th Anniversary of Boonsboro with a special 2.25 mile event.  This year, we're keeping the festivity alive with the town's first official 5K :)   The 3.1 mile course starts in Shafer Memorial Park and highlights the beautiful past & present of our town - including Boonsboro Cemetery, Sycamore Run, Shafer Park Nature Trail, and a chance to glimpse the cemetery behind Trinity Reformed United Church where town founder William Boone lays at rest. 

Official timekeeping (chipped) will be provided by Overland Timing, but 'Boone'Walk & Runners are encouraged to enjoy the race at their own pace.  Families, strollers, and dogs are welcome!   Post-race festivities will feature commemorative awards for top finishers, sponsor promotions, and a range of munchies.

Pricing:  
  • Race entry:   $15.00 adult / $8.00 youth (5-12 yrs).  Kiddos under 5 yrs = FREE :) 
  • Race T-shirts:  $10.00 S-XL / $12.50 XXL.  Super comfy tri-blend cotton, in unisex crew-neck & ladies scoop-neck cuts
  • Group discounts:  Save up to $15.00 on registrations of 2 or more! 
Register today for guaranteed race SWAG!  
  • EARLY (by 7/31/18):   includes a *FREE* 2018 'Boone'Walk Oval Decal
  • TEE GUARANTEE (by 9/2/18):  includes guaranteed option for a race shirt (add-on / purchase)
  • LATE (9/3 thru 9/19/18):   includes base registration only.  Extra decals & shirts will be available for purchase on Race Day as supplies last
  • RACE DAY: (on 9/22/18):  registration available as space remains (along with decals/shirts)

Proceeds benefit the Boonsboro Historical Society.  Race funds support local student programs that advance historical education and preserve town heritage.

 

Packet Pickup & Race Day Registration

ADVANCE PICKUP

If you register by Weds 9/19/18, you may pick up your packets (bib#, pins, shirts and giveaways) in advance on Friday 9/21/18 

EARLY PICKUP @ BODYSENSE PT / PHYSICAL THERAPY (next to Domino's & Antietam Spirits)

  • Friday 9/21/18 (7:30 AM -4:30 PM)
  • 6 Tiger Way / Boonsboro, MD 21713
  • 301-432-8585

 

RACE DAY PRICING / LOGISTICS  

If you missed the pre-registration cutoff, but still want to join - that's cool!  Details as follows:

  • Time - 8:00-8:30AM, Park Pavillion #1 (closest to parking lot)
  • Pricing - $20.00/adult, $10.00/youth (ages 5-12).  No group discounts.  Race T-shirts (while avail) $10.00/ea.  
  • Other - Check/Cash only
Parking & Road Closures

PARKING

  • Participant parking will be available on first come/first serve basis (approx 40 spots + 3 handicap) in the main lot of Shafer Park on Park Lane.   The race has access to overflow parking adjacent to Shafer Park courtesy of the Boonsboro Fire Dep't as needed.  There should also be ample street parking (Main St and side streets) to accommodate.  
  • Volunteers and Sponsors (only) will have access to the Shafer Park basketball court and Community Center parking.

ROAD CLOSURE

  • The Boonsboro Police Department will manage traffic for the race.  Park Lane (connecting Alt 40 to Rt 34) will CLOSE at 8:45AM to through traffic and re-open at approximately 9:45AM.  Access points to Reeder's Alley will also CLOSE from approximately 8:45 to 9:15AM
  • Traffic on Rt 34 will be stopped for a brief period while participants cross between Rt 34 by the Creamery from approx 9:02-9:10AM.  Traffic will be intermittently stopped further down Rt 34 (near the Police barracks) as participants make their way back to Shafer Park.
Race Contact Info
If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at

Turn by turn course description  

  • • Start on Park Lane just beyond Shafer Park Parking lot
    • Proceed southeast on Park Lane, cross MD 34 and continue straight on Reeder's Alley to the entrance of Boonsboro Cemetery.
    • Bear L and run a marked CLOCKWISE loop around the cemetery path - then exit and continue R onto Reeder's Alley
    • Follow Reeder's Alley to deadend next to Enkore Kids and take a R on Alt 40
    • Follow Alt 40 (on sidewalk or marked shoulder) a short distance to Ryan Homes / Sycamore Run
    • Turn R on Monument Dr. into Sycamore Run - continue through the development and bear R on Monument Dr
    • Cross MD 34 then turn R to enter the King Farm / Shafer Park expansion parking lots
    • Follow course signage and volunteers to the Nature Trail loop, bear L, and complete a clockwise lap around the trail .
    • Follow course signage and volunteers back out of the park and onto Sgt Poffenberger Jr Way (aka Park View or Alley 11; parallel to Alt 40)
    • Continue along Sgt Poffenberger Jr Way to the deadend and take a L onto Park View.
    • Behind the stone wall at this intersection lays the gravesite of town founder, William Boone. If you aren't racing for time, take a detour around the corner and pay your respects!
    • From Park View, continue toward Shafer Park and follow course signage / volunteers to complete a R, then L turn to the finish line on Park Drive (same as Start)
  • (Celebrate:  you did it!!)

Water and bathrooms available at start//finish & trail loop.  

Timeline
  • 8:00 AM -  Race Day Registration and Pre-Registration pickup opens
  • 8:45 AM -  Registration closes, Park Lane & Reeder's Alley closes
  • 8:50 AM -  Moon/'Boone'Walk warm-up :)
  • 8:55 AM -  National Anthem 
  • 9:00 AM -  Race begins
  • 9:20 AM -  Food & Sponsor Fair
  • 9:50 AM -  Awards 
  • 10:30 AM - Food & Sponsor wrap-up
  • 11:00 AM - End

 

Results & Awards
  • Results will be sent automatically to phone numbers that you select at registration and will be available both on this site and www.overlandtiming.com
  • Overall Top Male & Female finishers will take home a special trophy & local gift certificates :)  
  • Top category finishers (male & female) will also receive a commemorative prize & local goodies. 
  • Categories =
    • Under 13 yrs
    • 14-19 yrs
    • 20-29 yrs
    • 30-39 yrs
    • 40-49 yrs
    • 50+ yrs
    • Dog & stroller (all ages)

 

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