Each Year The Wooster Running Club puts on an inexpensive and fun 5k prediction run at the store with all proceeds going to our Wooster Running Club Scholarship fund. As a result, we give out 2 x $750 scholarships to local seniors on behalf of the club! This year, we want this race to be about more than just raising money for the fund, we want it to be a great afternoon of running club camaraderie! In the spirit of the season, we will make this a St. Patrick’s Day themed race where you will find Leprechauns along the route, all participants are encouraged to wear green or dress up in a St. Patrick’s day theme, and of course we will incorporate BEER! With your paid entry, all finishers will get a custom pint glass with the below logo imprinted in GREEN! This won’t be your standard pint class either, it will be a unique design so that those who join us year after year can start adding to their collection! After the run, you can take your glass across the street to The Market Grill and get one (1) FREE beer or soda when you present your race bib. They will also be serving lunch and will extend the special of $2 domestic drafts if you want to continue the party! FYI…The Market Grill is usually not open at noon on a Saturday, but they are opening up early just for us!
March 18 at 11:00am
A donation of $15.00 + Processing Fees is required for pre-registration. You can register on race day for $20 donation. This includes your bib with timing chip, entry into the prizes, a very unique pint glass, and a FREE beer or soda at The Market Grill.
About a Prediction Run:
A prediction run is easy and the best part is that anybody can win! During registration, you tell us how long you think it is going to take you to run the 3.1 mile course. On race day, you run the course without the aid of your GPS, watch, ipod, etc. and in the end, the runners closest to their predicted times will take home the prizes!
The top three runners closest to their predicted times will win awesome prizes from Vertical Runner! We will also have some bonus categories including best costume, most spirited (during the run, not at the bar!), and a special on-course challenge as well!
About the Course:
That’s the beauty of a prediction run, you don’t know the course that way you cannot go out and practice and have an unfair advantage. All I can tell you is that it is certified with BPS (Brian Polen Satellites) and will NOT be closed. We will do our best to help runners cross traffic as safely as possible, but traffic will remain open for the race. You are to obey all rules of the road even if this means stopping for traffic in the middle of your race. Adds to the excitement and challenge of the prediction run!
Back by popular demand…we will have our “hydration” station out on the course! :)