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Location: Smithfield, NC US 27577 Directions
Type: Run or Run/Walk, Run Only
Events
Event Time Price Details
5K Run and Walk
Time
9:00AM EDT
Price
$25
Price increases after December 31, 2018 at 11:59pm EST
10K Run
Time
9:00AM EDT
Price
$35
Price increases after December 31, 2018 at 11:59pm EST
5K Dog Run/Walk
Time
9:00AM EDT
Price
$30
Price increases after December 31, 2018 at 11:59pm EST
Place
509 N. Bright Leaf Blvd
Smithfield, NC US 27577
Description

Welcome to Johnston Health Foundation's CHAMPIONS 5K & 10K event, presented by HealthQuest Fitness and Wellness Center.  This year's event features our 8th CHAMPIONS 5K, 4th 5K Dog Run/Walk, and 3rd Annual CHAMPIONS 10K Run.  It is a timed run and fun walk event for all ages and fitness levels – definitely family, pet and stroller friendly. 

IT'S EASY TO PARTICIPATE
Just SIGN UP, TRAIN UP, AND SHOW UP!

Why join Champions 5K/10K?
1) We are using USATF Certified Courses.  See our 5K & 10K course maps below.
2) We will have accurate electronic timing.
3) The registration fee includes the timer, a shirt, snacks, water, awards, and other sponsor goodies.
4) We are supporting 2 great causes! Race proceeds will benefit two (2) charities programs under the Johnston Health Foundation (at each runner's request):

  • the HEART FUND (providing financial assistance to heart patients in need).
  • the HEALTHY KIDS FUND (to address childhood obesity issues in our community through health and fitness scholarships).

SCHEDULE:
Thursday, April 11, 2019

5pm | ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES

Friday, April 12, 2019: PACKET PICK UP DAY
7am-7pm | Team/participant packet pick up @ HealthQuest.
You don’t have to check-in on race day if you already picked up your packet on April 12. The packet will include your t-shirt, race bib with timer chip, pins, and event day reminders.  
7am-7pm | Pre-event offline registrations accepted @ HealthQuest.

Saturday, April 13, 2019, RACE DAY!
8:00 - 8:45am | Onsite Registration & Participant Check in.  Have selfie & team photos taken.  Visit sponsor tents & Kids zone.  Honor your loved ones by writing their names on our Tribute Wall.
8:40 am | Opening program
8:50 am | Pre-walk/Run Warmups
9:00 am | 10K Run & 5K Walk/Run Kicks Off
(1st wave: Runners; 2nd Wave- Dogs Runners; 3rd wave: Walkers; 4th wave: Dog Walkers).
Awards will be presented as participants arrive back to the race site. Enjoy sponsor stations, healthy snack, cool-down exercises, and games for the kids!

INCENTIVES:
Awards will be given for the Most Creative Team Name, Most Creative Outfit, Cutest Dog, Largest Team, and the Champion Spirit Award will be given by a group of anonymous judges to an individual with high energy and enthusiasm. Teams with at least 50 registered participants will get a free hospitality tent on event day!

AWARDS:
Awards will be given to:

  • Top three 5K runners
  • Top three 10K runners
  • Top three registered dogs in both male and female owner categories
  • The top three finishers of the 5K event in each age division in both male and female categories: age 9 and under, age 10-12, age 13-14, age 15-18, age 19-29, age 30-39, age 40-49, age 50-59, age 60-69, age 70-79, age, and age 80 and older

EVENT DAY INFORMATION:

  • Need information? You may approach anyone in bright green event shirts, visit our information tent or ask for event day info sheets from our greeters.
  • First aid for humans is available at the registration tent; First aid for pets is available at the Pet Zone tent.
  • Parking is free and We will have a shuttle from the parking area to the event site.
  • This is a rain or shine fundraising event. Last minute changes based on weather will be posted on our Facebook Event Page.
  • Dog owners – all dogs must sociable and friendly and be on a fixed / non-retractable leash, and owners are required to pick up after their dogs throughout the duration of the event. Poops bags and trash cans will be available at the Pet Zone.  Dog water stations will be available along the route, and dog snacks will be given after the event.

ENTRY FEES: all entry fees are non-refundable for this rain or shine event.

5K Run/Walk

  • Entry fees include a t-shirt, snacks and water
  • T-shirts sizes are not guaranteed for those registering after March 15, 2019
  • Before January 1, 2019: $25 per person (transaction fees included)
  • January 1 - February 28, 2019: $30 per person (transaction fees are included)
  • March 1 - April 13: $35 per person (transaction fees are included)
  • Online registration closes on April 11, 2019, 5pm. Onsite registration will be available on April 13 at 8am.

5K Dog Run/Walk

  • Entry fees include a t-shirt for the runner, a doggie bandana, snacks and water
  • T-shirts sizes and bandanas are not guaranteed for those registering after March 15, 2019
  • Each runner/walker can only register 1 dog. The dog must be on a fixed leash at all times.
  • Before January 1, 2019: $30 per person (transaction fees included)
  • January 1 - February 28, 2019: $35 per person (transaction fees are included)
  • March 1 - April 13: $40 per person (transaction fees are included)
  • Online registration closes on April 11, 2019, 5pm. Onsite registration will be available on April 13 at 8am.

10K Run

  • Entry fees include a t-shirt, snacks and water
  • T-shirts sizes are not guaranteed for those registering after March 15, 2019
  • Before January 1, 2019: $35 per person (transaction fees included)
  • January 1 - February 28, 2019: $40 per person (transaction fees are included)
  • March 1 - April 13: $45 per person (transaction fees are included)
  • Online registration closes on April 11, 2019, 5pm. Onsite registration will be available on April 13 at 8am.
     

STAY CONNECTED!
For event updates, please LIKE the Johnston Health Foundation on Facebook.
Text JHFOUNDATION to 41411 to get event reminders.
Click HERE to learn more about Johnston Health Foundation

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://www.johnstonhealth.org/champions.

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5K Course Map

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