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Fortitude Outdoor Fitness & Michigan Running Foundation are teaming up to put on a chipped/timed 5K. We know you are itching to get a race in and most, or all, have been switched to virtual or cancelled. Fortitude offers a great space to host a SAFE 5k event. Participants can cross the start line between 9am & 1pm. Timing does not start until you cross that line. Participants will be asked to stay on the right side of the 10ft groomed trails.
Cost is only $20 and includes a head/face/neck wrap and finishers medal for all - images below!
Full race plan details below.
Each participant will receive a head/neck/face wrap. 6 color options for you to choose from at packet pick-up, colors shown below. All participants will receive a finishers medal!
Packet Pickup/Check-in area: There will be no on-site registration. All registration will be done online via Run Signup. You can sign up the day of the event either on your computer on or your phone. The packet pickup/check-in area will be spaced out to allow ample room for social distancing. All race volunteers will be wearing a mask and gloves. We encourage participants to wear a mask when picking up their packet.
Open Start Line: The start line will be open from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm. When you arrive please park, and pick up your packet (race bib, safety pins, and head/face wrap) and proceed back to your vehicle. Observe the start line, when there are less than 5 people at the start line please make your way to the start line. No more than 5 people will start at a time. The start line will be wide, and the space is very open to allow for proper social distancing.
Race number and chip: Your packet will contain your race number with the chip on the back, please wear your bib on the front of your shirt. Do not tamper with the bib or remove the chip. You will need to wear the race bib in order for your run/walk to be timed. If you do not wear the bib you will not be in the results.
Finish line: Once you have finished the race please grab a bottle of water and proceed back to your vehicle.
Course: The 5k course is on well-groomed hard packed trails. 10 ft wide to allow for social distancing. Running shoes are perfectly suitable for the terrain, trail shoes, or CC spikes are not needed. The Course map and a overview video are both located on the Run Signup page
Results: Results will be texted to your phone and available on-line at this web site. Please remember results will not be final until the last person has crossed the finish line at approx. 3pm. Final results will be uploaded by 4pm on race day.
Awards: Overall finishers male and female will receive free entry into a future race at Fortitude. Top 3 places in each age group will be given discounted entry into Run Blue/Run Green. Age groups for women and men are the following: 18 and under, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 and over
Parking: There is ample parking on site at Fortitude close to the start and finish line. There is plenty of room to spread out and maintain social distancing.
Staff and Volunteers: All staff and volunteers will wear face masks and gloves.
Participants: Participants will receive a neck/head/face wrap. We encourage participants to wear a face mask while picking up their packet and at the start of the race.
Fluid Stations: We will provide bottled water at the finish of the race. There will be no fluid stations on the course. Bring your own water for the course.
Hand Sanitizer will be located in various areas near packet pickup
Restrooms: Restrooms will be available on site. Port-Johns will be spaced out with hand washing/sanitizing available.
Where is Owosso: Owosso is off of M-52 approximately 30 mins from Flint & Lansing, 1 to 1.5 hours from Metro Detroit, Grand Rapids, and Ann Arbor.Note: We will remain flexible with our plans to ensure this is a safe and fun event for our participants.
Contact info: If at any time you have questions please don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Aerial view of our parking, registration, start/finish area and trail for the race. There is plenty of space for everyone to spread out and social distance.
Trails are 10 ft wide.
Fortitude Outdoor Fitness in Owosso is located in central Michigan. It's 7 miles North of I-69 from the Perry exit 105 on highway M-52.
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