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When the dog days of summer arrive in their sweltering haze and the temperatures are hot enough to grill your GU, do you seek the central-air salvation of home? Or do you glare in the sun’s general direction and dare that fiery mass to do its worst?
If you’re tough enough to take the heat, then pack away your popsicles and slather on the sunscreen, because the Blazin’ 5 Miler is rolling into town and it’s gonna be HOT.
Starting at the Jerry L. Garver YMCA, this southeast scorcher of a race streaks across town in a white-hot fury before ending back at the YMCA where you can cool down and check out all the YMCA has to offer.
There will be sweat.
There will be sunburns.
There will be glory.
(There will also be plenty of water.)
A hot race demands hot swag, and we're ready to deliver. Sweet performance-fabric t-shirts will be given to all Blazin' 5 registrants, and when you come across the finish line we'll hand you a Blazin' 5 finisher medal and a cooling towel to help you beat the summer heat.
All participants in the Sizzlin' Kid's Fun Run will receive a medal at the completion of their event.
Visit the air-conditioned confines of Columbus Running Company's Pickerington location (1250 Hill Rd North) on Friday, August 25th (10a-8p) or Saturday, August 26th (10a-6p) to get your race gear early. By utilizing the provided early packet pickup hours, you can save time in line on Sunday morning (maybe sleep in an extra five minutes!) and also check out the latest in summer running gear so you can stay cool during the race. Plus, you get to visit with the friendly staff at the CRC!
On race day you can also pick up your race materials at the Jerry L. Garver YMCA beginning at 6:30am.
There is a good amount of parking at the Jerry L Garver YMCA (6767 Refugee Rd). Overflow parking will be in the Gender Rd Kroger (3588 Gender Rd) parking lot less than a quarter mile from the start line. If you are bringing a little one to participate in the Sizzlin' Kid's Fun Run, we recommend being present no later than 7:30am. If you are participating in the Blazin' 5 Miler, we recommend being present no later than 7:40am. The races will start on time and no late starters will be allowed.
All participants in the Sizzlin' Kid's Fun Run will receive a medal for their accomplishment. All finishers in the Blazin' 5 Miler will receive a finisher's medal and a cooling towel upon finishing.
In addition, we will recognize our top overall and age group finishers in the Blazin' 5 Miler with special prizes. Top 3 overall male and female finishers, plus the top 3 male/female finishers in each of the following age groups will take home special Blazin' 5 prizes: 19 and under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, and 65 and over.
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