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At this time, the 2021 Retro Run 5K is proceeding as planned with the in-person 5K and virtual 5K registration option. Run (or walk) the Retro Run 5K wherever you want and upload your results for the Virtual 5K!
The Retro Run 5K is a great opportunity to design a super-retro running outfit, use your imagination and bring some color to this fun-filled event!
NOTE: Event will happen rain or shine! We will continue to provide updates in as timely a manner as possible. Should the need arise to cancel the in-person 5K, all in-person registrations will be converted to virtual 5K registrations. Retro Run 5K registrations are NON-REFUNDABLE.
Run the 5K course through Indian Trail, NC on Saturday, May 29, 2021 at 8:30am @ Chestnut Square Park.
The health and safety of our community is our top priority. As we look ahead to the Retro Run 5K, we will follow the guidance and recommendations from our local, state and national government regarding the safety of our in-person race. We will continue to provide updates in as timely a manner as possible. Should the need arise to cancel the in-person 5K, all in-person registrations will be converted to virtual 5K registrations.
Included in your in-person registration fee: race shirt and race bib. Race shirts are guaranteed to all participants who register by April 30, 2021. For registrations received after April 30th, t-shirts are available on a first come, first serve basis, while supplies last. Retro Run 5K registrations are NON-REFUNDABLE.
Medals will be awarded to the top male and female finishers (1st, 2nd & 3rd) and to the top three finishers (1st, 2nd, 3rd) in each age group. Awarded age groups: 13-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & Up (Male & Female).
For this virtual run, you get to choose the race course and your start time! Run around your neighborhood, favorite park or anywhere else of your choice. All you have to do is complete your run or walk between May 23, 2021 – May 29, 2021 then, upload your time to be recognized for this accomplishment with all of our runners!
Included in your virtual registration fee: race shirt and race bib. Race shirts are guaranteed to all participants who register by April 30, 2021. For registrations received after April 30th, t-shirts are available on a first come, first serve basis, while supplies last. Retro Run 5K registrations are NON-REFUNDABLE.
Virtual Start Date: 12:01AM Sunday, May 23, 2021
Virtual End Date: 11:59PM Saturday, May 29, 2021 *results become official on May 30*
Click this link to upload your time: https://runsignup.com/Race/Results/85519#resultSetId-242540
Packet Pick-up Location:
Common Heart: 116 Business Park Drive, Suite A, Indian Trail, NC 28079
Packet Pick-up Times:
THURSDAY – May 27
4:00pm – 7:00pm at Common Heart
FRIDAY – May 28
4:00pm – 7:00pm at Common Heart
SATURDAY – May 29 (Race Day)
7:00am – 8:15am at Chestnut Square Park
T-SHIRT DEADLINE: T-shirts are guaranteed to all virtual and in-person participants who register by April 30, 2021. For registrations received after April 30th, t-shirts are available on a first come, first serve basis, while supplies last.
Parking available at Chestnut Square Park, Nelson Lemmond Drive, Chestnut Parkway, Town Hall, Spangler Restoration and Crossing Paths Park.
Health and Safety Guidelines:
• No spectators allowed.
• No vendors or food allowed.
• Self-serve station will be available for Packet Pick-up.
• Race shirt and bib distributed in race packet. No items to distribute at race.
• Bibs include chip and does not need to be returned.
• Participation limited to 400 participants.
• Participants will be assigned to wave and notified by May 27, 2021.
• 8 waves of 50 participants every 3-5 minutes will keep participants from running closely together.
• Holding zones for participant waves set-up with cones 6-feet apart to encourage social distancing prior to race.
• Participants must wear masks until they cross the starting line.
• Participants will be given a mask when they cross the finish line.
• Start/Finish line will be separated to allow more distance between runners.
• Sanitizing stations will be available throughout the venue.
• Volunteer check-in will include a COVID questionnaire and temperature check.
• Volunteers will receive a mask, gloves and hand sanitizer.
• Jogging strollers and leashed dogs are permitted, however, please start at the back of the group.
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.
THE RETRO RUN IS COSPONSORED BY COMMON HEART AND THE TOWN OF INDIAN TRAIL SUPPORTING THE WORK OF COMMON HEART AND ITS VOLUNTEERS IN THE COMMUNITY.
Founded in 2006, Common Heart works to create a “small revolution of kindness” in our community to eradicate food insecurity and eliminate generational poverty. Common Heart's programs are designed to engage community volunteer action in 3 areas: food pantries, economic empowerment and literacy.
The 501(c)3 nonprofit with locations in Indian Trail and Marshville, serves under-resourced families and individuals who live in Union County and the surrounding area through 10 food pantry outreaches serving an average 5,500 individuals each month. Common Heart's Economic Empowerment programs provide focus groups and resource building programs to move under-resourced families into stability. Common Heart has taken the lead in reviving the adult literacy program in Union County recognizing that basic skills and education are keys to upward mobility.
Donations and volunteers are always welcome and appreciated. Find more information about Common Heart online at www.CommonHeart.org.
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