Groundhog Day 5K - Akron

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February 02, 2019

A 5K in the spirit of the movie Groundhog Day! Each runner will complete a 5K in SEGMENTS of 833 meters. Like the movie, once the last runner in your group completes the 833 meter segment you will be given 1 minute rest period and then start the next 833 meters again as if it were Groundhog Day again!

The race is as follows: 6 × 833 meters with a minimum of a 1 minute rest between each set. Your 6 segments will be added together at the end to calculate your 5K total time.

This is a LIMITED EXPERIENCE! We are capping the event at 160 runners which will be made up of four 40 person “heats”. You will be assigned a starting time and will run with others of similar ability.


The race will be entirely inside the area of Lock 3. Each loop around Lock 3 is 416 meters. You will run it twice for each heat which equates to 833 meters. Then we will repeat it 5 more times. Strategy plays a huge part if you are racing!


All finishers will receive a special finisher medal. The top 3 men and women in the following age groups will receive an award: 1-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

Results, Refreshments, and the MOVIE

We will be playing the movie Groundhog Day inside of the Lock 3 building. Come early and stay late to enjoy the atmosphere of the day! Results will be updated periodically throughout the morning. Final results will be posted AFTER the last heat of the day. Awards will be available for pickup if you choose not to stay for the morning.

The information about this race is based on information provided by the organizers or found on the official website of the event. Always check the official website for up-to-date information. If you have noticed any mistake, let us know at [email protected]




February 02, 2019 (Saturday) - 08:00
5 kilometers
Road Solo