Fayette Cares High Cotton 5k Color Run/Walk Banner Image
Sat September 8, 2018 Directions
Don't Miss the Fun at this Colorful Run!
Thank You for Supporting Fayette Cares!

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Thanks to our runners/walkers, sponsors, volunteers, and supporters for making this a BRILLIANT event!  

We hope you'll continue supporting the mission by taking part in our next event, A Night of Southern Elegance, on Sat., Nov. 3rd.  Get your tickets, donate an auction item, sponsor, or volunteer at www.FayetteCares.org/Gala or by calling (901) 465-3802 x 223.

About Fayette Cares

Thanks to generous sponsors, and hundreds of caring runners, walkers, and volunteers, the High Cotton 5k/1k Run/Walk raises vital funding for Fayette Cares.   The agency provides lasting solutions to end homelessness, break the cycle of domestic violence, and create stability and self-sufficiency from crisis.  With your support, Fayette Cares will continue delivering award-winning services to those in need.  

Click to learn about Fayette Cares or call (901) 465-3802 or visit FayetteCares.org for more information. 

Description

The Fayette Cares High Cotton 5k/1k is turning up the fun with our first-ever color race and fun run.    Skip, walk, dance or race for first place at this brilliant event!  We'll shower you with color along a scenic course that includes a historic cemetery, then present cotton-themed 5k trophies at the Fayette County Chamber Cotton Festival featuring live music, inflatables, games, food, a car show and more. 

With chip timing, cool shirts, and great music, the race is fun for people of all ages and abilities.  Individual registration is only $25* with family packages $75* so everyone can enjoy a memorable day of fun for a great cause.  Bring the whole family and rally your friends for this amazing color blast event!

Click for 5k/1k Event Details including individual, family, and school group rates.  Click for printable registration form.

*Register by Aug. 27th for discounted pricing.  

Place
First United Methodist Church 202 S. East Street Somerville, TN 38068
Schedule of Events

LAST DAY OF DISCOUNTED REGISTRATION
MONDAY, AUGUST 27 

PACKET PICKUP & REGISTRATION
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
First Citizens National Bank
7285 US-64, Oakland, TN 38068

PACKET PICKUP & REGISTRATION
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Somerville First United Methodist Church (race site) 
202 S. East St., Somerville, TN 38068

RACE DAY
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 7:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Somerville First United Methodist Church (race site) 
202 S. East St., Somerville, TN 38068

7:00 - 8:15 AM - Race day 5k registration and packet pickup 
7:00 - 9:15 AM - Race day 1k registration and packet pickup

8:00 AM - DANCE PARTY

8:15 AM - 5K COLOR TOSS

8:30 AM - HIGH COTTON 5K COLOR RUN/WALK

9:15 AM - 1K COLOR TOSS 
9:30 AM - 1K COLOR FUN RUN 


10:00 AM - AWARD CEREMONY:  Presentation of cotton-themed 5k trophies and 1k fun run medallions at the Fayette County Chamber Cotton Festival featuring live music, inflatables, games, food, a car show and more.

FAQ's

REGISTRATION & PACKET PICKUP QUESTIONS
HOW DO I REGISTER?
Register online, at packet pickup or on race day (before 8:15 am)

AM I GUARANTEED A RACE SHIRT?
Sign up by August 27th to guarantee your requested shirt size.  Late sign ups will get shirts on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

WILL I BE ABLE TO CHANGE MY SHIRT SIZE?
We'll have a shirt exchange area at the race for those wishing to swap shirts.  We'll do our best to make everyone happy but can't guarantee sizes unless you sign up by August 27th.

CAN I GET A RACE SHIRT IF I DO NOT WANT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE RACE?
Of course!  Click to buy a shirt now! Your purchase supports the life changing work of Fayette Cares. You may pick up your shirt at any of the packet pick up locations.  

WHERE DO WE PICK UP OUR PACKETS?
See the Schedule of Events page for details.

WHAT WILL WE RECEIVE AT PACKET PICK UP?
You'll receive your race shirt, runner number and race goodie bag.  Early packet pickup also helps you avoid lines on race day.  When you get your race packet early there's no need to check in on race day, just warm up, run and have fun!

CAN I PICK UP A PACKET FOR A FRIEND OR FAMILY MEMBER?
Yes!  We can even bundle groups for easy pickup.  Just call (901) 465-3802 x 223 a day or two before packet pickup and we can prepare your school, church, or work team packets.

RACE DAY QUESTIONS
WHERE IS THE RACE LOCATED?
Somerville First United Methodist Church, 202 S East St., Somerville, TN 38068
Click for Course Details

WHAT TIME DOES THE RACE START?
5k Start - 8:30 am

1k Start - 9:30 am

WHAT IF IT IS RAINING ON RACE MORNING?
We get wet!  Rain runs can be fun and refreshing! 

WHEN SHOULD I ARRIVE?
Come early to enjoy great music and a fun warm up!  Arrive at least 30 minutes prior to race start. If you have not picked up your packet or are registering on race day, please arrive at least one hour before race start.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO FIND A PLACE TO PARK?
Around 10-15 minutes. To avoid lines, please arrive early.

WHERE DO I PARK?
Free parking is available in and around race start/finish.

ARE BABY JOGGERS/BABY STROLLERS ALLOWED IN THE RACE?
Yes, but please start towards the end of the pack to allow for competitive runners.

ARE WALKERS ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE?
You're welcome to walk, skip, or dance!  But please start towards the end of the pack to allow for competitive runners.

WILL THERE BE AWARDS?
Cotton-themed 5k awards are presented based on age and gender.  All 1k fun runners will receive a finisher medallion.  Please see the Awards page on the website for award categories.

If you plan to run the 5k race, be sure the information on your runner number is correct.  Do not swap your number with another runner as this may cause an award gender or age error. 

WHEN ARE THE AWARDS?
The awards ceremony will begin at 10:00 am at the Fayette Co. Chamber Cotton Festival stage on the Somerville Court Square, a short walk from race start/finish.  

If you have additional questions, please call (901) 465-3802 x 223 or info@fayettecares.org

Sponsorships

Our event is a great way to gain exposure and recognition for your brand. With our many sponsorship levels, there are lots of ways to advertise your business in a unique and meaningful way.  

If you're looking for a way to enhance your employees lives and instill healthy habits look no further!  Consider this charity race a fun and colorful way to organize an employee wellness program!   You'll help employees and their families embrace a healthy and active lifestyle while bonding over good times with their colleagues.  

Don't miss the chance to sponsor the most colorful run our community has ever seen!  Your support is sure to get attention while helping to change lives.

Click to learn about sponsorship opportunities or contact us to discuss unique ways to help raise funds for Fayette Cares, provide creative marketing for sponsors, and make a great event for our participants.

Sponsorships@FayetteCares.org
(901) 465-3802 x 223

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