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The Gem City Classic 5K Presented by New Balance Dayton

Sat October 13, 2018 Dayton, OH US 45405 Directions
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Additional race information can be found at http://gemcityclassic.com.

Island Metropark
101 E Helena Street
Dayton, OH US 45405

The Inaugural Gem City Classic 5K will be the final race in the Miami Valley Road Race Series, which includes the Historic Germantown 5K and the Crossroads 5K! The race takes place at beautiful Island Metropark where it makes a fast and very flat loop into Downtown Dayton passing Dragon Stadium before return back to the park via Riverside Drive. Your entry includes,

  • New Balance Tech Tee
  • Custom finisher medals with sublimated ribbons (the medals connect magnetically to the medals from the Historic Germantown and Crossroads 5Ks to create the shape of Ohio)
  • Handmade in the USA wooden awards for overall, masters, and age group awards
  • Certified and fast course that parallels the Mad and Miami Rivers!
  • Chip Timing
  • Custom Race Bibs
  • Great selection of post-race food
  • Live music by Hey There Morgan
  • A portion of race proceeds supports Family of Addicts
There is also a 1K Kid's Run presented by Dayton Children's Hospital (event is untimed). All registered children will receive,
  • Customer finisher medal
  • Custom race bibs
  • Post-race food
Awards for the following divisions,
  • Top Three Overall Male & Female
  • Top Three Master’s Male & Female
  • Age Group Divisions: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+
Participants who complete all three races in the Miami Valley Road Race Series will earn a 4th medal that magnetically connects to the other three and creates one incredible medal in the shape of Ohio. Top runners for the entire series have a shot at a prize purse that includes $1300 in New Balance Gift Cards courtesy of New Balance Dayton.
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