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FITFEST is Officially Back in 2023!!!
The 5k will kick off the New Kensington Fitness Festival. Come prepared to participate in the 5k and stay after for a ton more fun, healthy activities and food. The festival is happening in downtown New Kensington where it is really starting to shine once again. Tons of new Businesses are popping up all the time and pedestrian traffic has picked up substantially. Come and see what the buzz is about. Bring a few sets of clothes to enjoy all the activities. Watch for all the exciting things and schedule of events for the Fitness Festival which will be coming soon.
The course has you run around the downtown area up then down several different streets all thru the newer redeveloped business area. There are a few turns along the course. The turns have you weaving away from the start line area before making one big loop bringing you back to the finish line area which will be like 30 feet from the start line. You only repeat one small section that is maybe a tenth of a mile. The rest of the course does not repeat at all so you get to experience a lot of different places as you run around town.
Its a pretty flat course. It has less then 100 feet of gain. Its all on asphalt. There will be people or sings at each intersection directing you which way to go so you don’t have to worry about going the wrong way.
There will be one water stop along the course. This is just shy of the halfway mark. This is the section you repeat. We made it this way so you can run by grabbing a drink on the way out to the turn which will be maybe 10 yards away, then you can grab a drink again if you choose as you come back through. Please keep cups or other garbage within a few feet of the water stop. Do not litter along the course. If caught you will be DQ'd.
The course does go through a small grassy park to help promote it as well. This will still be on a asphalt surface around this park. Road shoes are recommended for the course since its strictly all on road. I will have a video of the course up sometime in the next month now that is its nicer out I can video it for you to see.
Early bird pricing has a option to save a couple dollars by not getting a shirt this option will only be available until July 4th. This early bird pricing is $20 for the non shirt option. If you register before July 4th and want a shirt its the standard $25. Its a $5 add on till July 4th when price becomes $25.
After July 4th price is set at $25. Shirt will be available until supply runs out. Then its $35 day so please register early. The option to select a shirt ends July 4th along with the option to just add yoga.
You can also add the yoga Fitfest option for $10 now if you participating in the 5k. If not participating in the 5k its $20.
(The Shirt Options and Yoga Options on the giveaway page of registration, please make sure you are using the drop down menu to make the correct selection)
Top M & F overall for the 5k run, top 3 in each age group: 12 and under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50+
Time limit is 1 hour 5 minutes which equals a 20:55 pace
Schedule of events:
7:30 am registration opens
8:50 am registration closes
9:00 am race starts
10:05 race ends (must be across mats by 10:05 to be included in results)
10:10 awards ceremony
We encourage you to come early day so the line runs smoothly.
Custom t-shirt if preregistered by July 4th at 11:59pm, No Exceptions, custom race bib, chip timing with results posted online. Snacks after the race as well, safe environment, and a chance to make lasting memories.
We ask that no pets be brought on the course or around the start/finish/awards. We love dogs and other animals but not everyone is comfortable around them. This is for safety and insurance reasons.
Headphones are allowed, we ask you to please be courteous to fellow runners and that you listen to your audio devices at a reasonable volume so you can hear other runners coming or calling out if they are passing you. Also, so you can hear those directing traffic or traffic coming, again it is not a closed course. If you are pushing a stroller, please be aware of other runners and vehicles give them the right away.
No smoking, alcohol or drug use is permitted in any area the race will be using this includes parking lots, staging area, race course or restrooms. These are our rules. Remember this is a kid friendly event where young lungs are at play along with the possibility of adults with health issues. we are trying to make this event safe and comfortable for everyone.
No throwing any trash/garbage along the course. Whatever you start with you have to end with. The only exception to throw trash away is at the water stop at that garbage can there.
To receive a shirt registration must be complete by July 4th at 11:59pm, no exceptions. Extras will not be ordered. After the race, shirts of any runner that did not show up will be given to those runners that signed up race day on a first come first serve basis. No shirts will be ordered after the race. No shirts or swag will be mailed. Any awards or shirts left after the race will be become property of the race and donated.
We do not offer refunds, cancellations or transfers at this time. This event will go on no matter the weather unless by some chance a state of emergency is declared. If that happens, we kindly thank you for your donation and we will see you the following year. We can’t just refund entry fees if you decide not to come.
Any questions please reach out to us so we can get you the correct answer.
The official Facebook event page will have the most up to date information. This will include course maps, elevation charts, shirt design, where to park along with any other info. This is an Only Eye Athletics event in Partnership with New Kensington Fit Fest
Gun Timing with a mass start unless there is a strict Covid restriction policy then the race will go to a starting mat time trial event with runners being spread out at the start. Race will not be cancelled unless a natural disaster. You bibs will have a chip on the back so time is accurate once you cross the start mat then then at the finish line.
Results will be posted on www.smileymiles.com after the race
We will provide water and Gatorade at the water stop. Flavor to be determined pending availability. There will also be post race snacks, ill try to have a nice standard variety. There will also be water and Gatorade at the finish along with bottle water.
Bathrooms will be located near the start/finish line area will be there to use before and after the race.
There will be a photo Op area for you to take pictures to remember the fun you had and to share the experience with your friends.
Official Facebook Event page for the whole FitFest
Official FitFest 5k Event page from event
Only Eye Athletics Event Page for 5k
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