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Held the second Saturday of December each year, The Deck the Heels 5k is not only a fun race, but, it is also a huge holiday extravaganza with Santa and Mrs. Clause, food, hot chocolate, music, and more! And of course there’s medals for those who complete the race. The race begins and ends at the Claire Parker Foundation headquarters at 1019 9th Street Altavista, VA. All proceeds go to filling care boxes and toy boxes.
Glow-in-the-Dark accessories will be available at packet pickup. We encourage runners to "Deck" themselves out for this festive Christmas event.
The Claire Parker Foundation was created in memory of our daughter, Claire. We provide ongoing care and emotional support for children and families battling pediatric cancer. To find out more about the work we do visit: claireparkerfoundation.org
Enjoy the Christmas season as you follow 7th street into the heart of downtown Altavista. The route will pass the YMCA, Town Hall, Post Office, and loop around Staunton River Public Library to come back down 7th street towards our foundation.
After the race please enjoy a food truck, live music, hot chocolate & coffee, pictures with Santa, and shopping at CPF headquarters with LEGO, Melissa & Doug, Green Toys, Plan Toys, Cobi Toys, Branded Bills and CC Beanie!
$25 (July 1st - October 31st)
$30 (November 1st - December 10th)
$35 (Packet Pickup & Race Day - December 11th & 12th)
PAPER REGISTRATION IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR THIS EVENT
RACE FOR FREE! BECOME AN INDIVIDUAL FUNDRAISER
Participants can become an individual fundraiser and have their registration fee refunded if a fundraising goal of $200 is met no later than Wednesday, December 9th.
RACE FOR FREE, REFER FRIENDS!
Once registered, participants can share a unique registration used to refer friends to the event. Those with 8 referrals will have their registration fee refunded.
Claire Parker Foundation HQ, 1019 9th Street, Altavista, VA
Friday, December 11th (4-6pm)
Saturday, December 12th (2:30pm - 4:30pm)
We are pleased to provide an opportunity for assisted participants to enjoy race day. An assisted participant is typically being pushed in a stroller "appropriate" for the event (ie.. hand break, tether, appropriate wheels). Both the participant being pushed and the pusher are required to register for this event. Assisted participants will start prior to the start and be ranked separately from the event. Both the pusher and assisted participant should indicate this classification during the registration process for our planning purposes.
Participants registered on or before Monday, November 16th are guaranteed. A limited number of extra shirts will be available on a first-come basis at packet pickup. Shirts are long sleeve and unisex sized.
FINISHERS MEDALS TO ALL THAT CROSS OUR FINISH LINE!
NEW FOR 2020! OVERALL & AGE GROUP AWARDS:
Top 3 Overall M/F, Top 3 in each age group. All awards will be ranked on "chip" time.
*This is a Chip timed event, Disposable MyLaps Race Bib Technology will be used.
12 & under, 13-17, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & up. Age Group ranking based on "chip" time.
PETS AND STROLLERS ARE PROHIBITED.
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