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The Pumpkin Pace Food Race 10k (and 5k/1mile) is an opportunity for participants to help end hunger in our communities, by bringing non-perishable food items & canned goods to the event as a donation. Our beneficiary is United Community Ministries and they'll be distributing your food donations to those in need.
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Course Location: This event is a 10K/5k/1mile event to help raise funds for United Community Ministries. The start/finish line is located in the picnic area adjacent to the Mason Neck State Park visitor's center.
Course Description: Mason Neck State Park offers a multi-use trail situated in a wonderfully scenic wooded wildlife refuge. The out & back course offers three distances to chose from depending on your level of enthusiasm - 10k, 5k, or 1mile.
*see course map below
Registration: Online registration closes Sunday, October 18th, at 8:30am. There will be NO paper registrations available onsite - registrations are only available online and through mobile devices. Packet pickup will be available onsite Sunday, October 18th, 2015 from 8:00am - 8:45am in the picnic area adjacent to the Mason Neck Visitor's Center. Opening remarks will be given at 8:45am, and all distances will commence at 9:00am. Registration includes t-shirt, bib number, and shoe tag (for 10k/5k participants - please note: only the 1st, 2nd, 3rd top place 10k mens & womens finishers will be awarded) – the 1mile will not be electronically scored. This is a rain or shine event. *Registrations are non-refundable.
T-shirts: registration must be received by: 8am Monday October 12th, 2015 to guarantee an event
t-shirt. Registrations received after this date will be subject to availability onsite while supplies last.
*Registrations received after this date cannot be guaranteed of receiving an event t-shirt.
Packet Pick-Up Location: Packets will only be available onsite between 8:00am-8:45am.
Refunds/Returns: Registrations are non-refundable, even if the event is cancelled due to weather conditions or other constraints.
Weather: This event will be run - rain or shine. However, severe inclement weather may require cancellation of the event.
Parking: **There is a $5 in-state (Virginia Driver's License) and $7 out-of-state park entrance fee per vehicle**
Bag Drop Corral (Bag Check): None for this event - please leave valuable items in your vehicle.
Facilities: Restroom facilities are available adjacent to the picnic area near the start/finish line.
Water Points: There will be a water-point station at the 5k turnaround point – 10k Runners will pass by this water point twice – water will also be available at the start/finish line.
Teams: we welcome team registrations, and here's a very special recognition shout-out to: Team RWB!
Strollers: All of our runs are stroller friendly - unless specifically stated otherwise. However, we do ask that you line up your stroller toward the rear of the starting line, and allow the pack to disperse before revving up to speed. We also ask that you drive responsibly – i.e. no unruly weaving in & out in between runners, and to be aware of other runners, allowing them the right of way.
Pets: We know that you love your pet, but not everybody else does. Your pet must remain under your positive control at all times (leash laws apply) and you must be prepared to clean up after your pet on the spot. Any pet acting out or displaying bad behavior will be asked to leave.
Headphones: The wearing of headphones (earbuds) for listening to music/audio players is common to many runners, however, we strongly discourage the use of headphones during organized running events. During organized running events you must be able to hear announcements/directions/instructions given by event organizers, as well as maintain awareness of your surroundings at all times. Runners who wear headphones during The Fun Runz organized running events, assume full responsibility for doing so.
Awards: This is an electronically timed event and chip times will be utilized for scoring. Although registrations are grouped by age categories, only the top 3 male and top 3 female 10k finishers will be awarded*. Finishers in these top 3 positions will receive a cash award of: $40, $30, $20 respectively. For all registered participants, there will be random drawings for various door-prize giveaways beginning at 10:00am. You must be present to win, to include those who may otherwise still be out on the run course. *Top place finishers are NOT eligible to win random drawings.
*Times are electronically scored by Nova Race Timing using IPICO shoe tags - awards will be based on the top 3 male and top 3 female 10k finisher’s chip time.
Timing and Results: Nova Race Timing will time and score the 10k & 5K run* using IPICO shoe tags for scoring finishers. Awards for the top 3 male and top 3 female 10k finishers are based on chip time. Overall results for all finishers will be posted on our website: TheFunRunz.org
*1mile will not be electronically timed/scored, but a standard race clock will be present for 1mile participants to clock their own start/finish times.
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