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Location: Kennett Square, PA US 19348 Directions
Type: Run or Run/Walk, Walk Only
Event Time Price Details
5k Run
9:00AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT
Registration ends June 9, 2018 at 12:00pm EDT
1 Mile Walk
9:05AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT
Increases to $30 after the first 20 people register. (18 spots left)
Registration ends June 9, 2018 at 12:00pm EDT
Anson B. Nixon Park
405 N. Walnut Road
Kennett Square, PA US 19348

About: Take your classical music “in stride” and come out to support the Kennett Symphony and see if you can BEAT BEETHOVEN!!  This is a fun race for serious runners as well as beginners and families. The race will start with the downbeat of Beethoven's 5th Symphony (DAH, DAH, DAH DAH!!).  Your goal is to finish the 5K before the Symphony finishes playing (over 30-minutes).  Beethoven himself runs the race every year and always has finished with time to spare.... think you can beat him?!

Course: Starting and finishing next to the stage in Anson B. Nixon park, runners will get a full tour of the park on the 5K course (5K map).  Two loops of this fast and flat course will have you finishing well before symphony!  The 1-mile course consists of 2-loops of the of the pond (map) with walkers going in the opposite direction of runners.  

Awards: $200 cash for overall male & female runner in the 5K!  Prizes for 1st male/female in age groups; 9 Under,10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

Swag: All pre-registered runners/walkers get the official Beat Beethoven quality shirt.  Must be registered by May 27th.

There will be light refreshments provided. Pre-register online to save time and money race morning!  Day of registration is $35 ($25 under age 12)

Come out, join the fun and support the KENNETT SYMPHONY which has been bringing symphonic music to Chester County for over 75 years.


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