Butler's Best Buddies Eggstravaganza (5K, 1-Mile, and Easter Egg Hunt)

Sat March 27, 2021 Butler, PA 16001 US Directions
Events

Easter Egg Dash (5K)

$25 10:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT Registration ends March 20, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

Bunny Hop (1 Mile Fun Run/Walk)

$15 11:00AM EDT - 11:45AM EDT Registration ends March 20, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

Easter Egg Hunt

$5 12:00PM EDT - 1:00PM EDT Registration ends March 20, 2021 at 10:00am EDT
Place
Art Bernardi Stadium (Butler Senior High School)
120 Campus Lane
Butler, PA US 16001
Description

RACE UPDATE (2/5/21)

Great news everyone! The Butler's Best Buddies Eggstravaganza will go on as planned on March 27th, 2021 with Covid-19 guidelines in place. So get your Easter Spirit and running shoes ready!

 

COVID-19 UPDATE

**Due to the everchanging Covid-19 guidelines, please be sure to check back to our racepage often for any updates or new procedures related to the race and/or events.**

  • All participants must wear a mask when on site
  • All participants must follow social distancing guidelines
  • All particants must sign a Covid-19 Waiver to participate in any of the events
  • We will be running staggard start times to eliminate crowds at the start line
  • Please do not attend this event if you have any Covid-related symptoms or have been exposed to someone with Covid.

 

 

RACE DAY ACTIVITIES

 

Easter Egg Dash

The Easter Egg Dash is a 5K race (3.1 miles) that loops around the Butler Senior and Intermediate High School Campus. Medals will be given to the top 3 male and female overall runners in each age bracket: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-39, 40-59, and 60 and over. The overall top Male and Female runners will be awarded a plaque. The race will begin approximately at 10:00 AM. The (social-distanced) award ceremony for the Easter Egg Dash (5K) will be held at approximately 11:20 AM on the Stadium Field. To promote social distancing, we will be implementing staggard start times. Upon arrival you will receive a colored wrist band when you check-in that will indicate that you have signed the Covid-19 Waiver and the color will distinguish when you are to approach the start line. All runners will be timed and medals will be awarded based upon each individual runner's course time.

 

Bunny Hop

The Bunny Hop is a 1-Mile course (recommended for fun) that is a single loop on the Senior High School Campus. This course is designed for runners and walkers. The Bunny Hop will begin approximately at 11:00 AM. To promote social distancing, we will be implementing staggard start times. Upon arrival you will receive a colored wrist band when you check-in that will indicate that you have signed the Covid-19 Waiver and the color will distinguish when you are to approach the start line. 

        The start and finish for both races will be located on the track in the Art Bernard Stadium. The 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk will start at the conclusion of the 5K at approximately 11:00 am.

**NO STROLLERS WILL BE PERMITTED ON THE STADIUM TRACKS AT BOTH THE IHS AND SHS.**

 

Easter Egg Hunt

The Easter Egg Hunt for the kids, ages 10 and under, will occur after the Bunny Hop Fun Run/Walk. The Easter Egg Hunt will be located at the the Art Bernardi Stadium on the Senior High School Campus. There will be 5 separate egg hunts (2 years and under, 3-4 year olds, 5-6 year olds, 7-8 year olds, and 9-10 year olds). Kids will be able to search for eggs. Some eggs will contain candy while others will be awards for surprise grand prizes, so come ready for some fun! The Easter Egg Hunts will begin at approximately 12:00 PM. 

 

PRIZES & PERKS

  • 5K and 1-Mile Participants that register before March 10, 2021 will be gauranteed a race shirt; for late and race day registrants, race shirts may be available, but only while supplies last.

  • Fun family-friendly activities

  • Free (pre-packaged) refreshments and snacks for all participants in the 5K and 1-Mile Race

  • (Social Distanced) Awards Ceremony for Easter Egg Dash participants

  • Multiple grand prizes in the Easter Egg Hunt

  • Additional prizes to give out to some lucky runners/walkers in their race bags

  • Multiple Raffle Basket Prizes

  • Free pictures with the Easter Bunny

 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

 

Online Registration

Online registration will be accepted up until March 20th.

 

Race Day Registration WILL BE AVAILABLE

*RACE DAY REGISTRATION WILL BE CASH ONLY, EXACT CHANGE IS APPRECIATED* 

Race Day Registration will be available on March 27th at the Art Bernardi Stadium at the Butler Senior High School.  The Easter Egg Dash (5K) race day registration will be open from 8:00 am – 9:45 am. The Bunny Hop (1 Mile Fun Run/Walk) will be open from 8:00 am – 10:45 am. The Best Buddies Easter Egg Hunt registration will be open from 8:00 am – 11:50 am. 

 

PRE-REGISTRATION CHECK-IN AND PACKET PICK-UP

Pre-Registration Check-In and Packet Pick-up will only be provided on race day from 8:00 am until 10:50 am at the Art Bernardi Stadium (next to the Butler Senior High School).

 

TIMING

Electronic chip timing will be provided by “Miles of Smiles” timing services. Results will be posted on Miles of Smiles Timing Services Homepage.

 

PARKING

The Intermediate High School parking lot and the lower Senior High School parking lot will be available for parking. There will be no parking on Campus Lane, as this is part of the course.

 

ABOUT THIS EVENT

This event is being held by the Butler Senior High School's Best Buddies chapter. Best Buddies is an international organization that promotes inclusion among people with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities. Best Buddies pairs students in one-to-one friendships and creates opportunities for students to interact and include one another in a variety of activities throughout the year. The Best Buddies organization creates multiple learning opportunities and provides job placement programs for our students. By participating in these events, you are helping to fund the Best Buddies program at the Butler Senior High School. Our chapter currently has 100 members and 33 pairs of students in one-to-one friendships. We hope to see our chapter continue to grow and to make our school more inclusive.

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Best Buddies is an international non-profit organization whose mission is to establish a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendship, integrated employment, and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Students are matched in one-to-one friendships consisting of a peer and a student with intellectual and developmental disabilities. "Buddy pairs" talk at least once a week, spend time together at least twice a month, and gather as a group for activities once a month. Funds raised from this event will go towards Butler Best Buddies Program's annual dues, monthly activities, and giving the students the opportunity to attend the Best Buddies conference.

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