500 Festival 5K

The 500 Festival Committee made a change in the 5K race that’s part of Mini-Marathon weekend.  The 2010 running of the 5K will be earlier than usual. 

Today,  the committee said the shorter race will begin at 7 o’clock on race morning — rather than 8:15 that morning as has been the tradition.  

In it’s press release, the committee said participants “in the 5K will have the course entirely to themselves at the start and will be able to make it through the finish line area without backups.  The change also allows volunteers to direct all of their efforts to their specific event.”

The 5K uses the same start and finish lines as the Mini.  The committee says the change will make the day better for people in both events.

The start time for the Mini-Marathon will remain at 7:30 a.m.

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  • http://none Andy Chandler

    And that decision was a fun one because it allowed runners who had a shot at 25 minutes or less in the 5k to do both. I did both this year (2011) and it was a blast. Looking forward to doing the same act again next year.

  • Eric Halvorson

    You did both? The 5k and the Mini? That’s impressive! You are a running machine! Congratulations!

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