We’re kicking off the 2014 running season with our 9th Annual River & Rails Run. This is a 5k/10k event open to everyone with the proceeds of the race being donated to Cocoon House. The course is an out and back 5k/10k on the Centennial Trail starting at the trailhead near Haller Park in Arlington. The course is paved and very flat and we’ve seen some great times posted. If you’re looking to set a personal record, this is the event you want.
This is a great event for everyone so grab your friends and family members and get out here to get some exercises and support our community. Day of Race registration booth opens at 8:45a and the 10k event starts at 10:00. The 5k event will start 10 minutes later, that’s 10:10. We have trophies to be awarded to the 5k Men’s fastest runner, 5k Women’s fastest runner, 10k Men fastest runner and 10k Women’s fastest runner. Not that fast? Don’t worry, we also award placement ribbons to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers in the age categories (14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70 and over) PLUS we give every kid 14 and under a COMPETITOR’s ribbon to acknowledge their participation in the event. We also make the COMPETITOR’s ribbons available to adults who want to memorialize their participation in our event.
So get out from in front of the TV and get some exercise. You don’t have to be a club member to participate. You don’t even have to be a runner – walkers are welcome; all we asks is that you pay attention to the runners so they can have a good time and hopefully set a new personal record. Now you’re probably wondering how to register for the event, just follow this link.