Join us for our 4th annual Inua 5k to celebrate Inua Partners in Hope with food, music, and post-race awards!
Saturday, November 9, 2019 will mark the fourth year for the Inua 5k. Over the past three years, this event has raised more than $88,000 to support Inua Partners in Hope, a program designed to break the cycle of poverty and move orphaned and vulnerable youth in Kenya from dependency to self-sufficiency. Inua Partners in Hope is a joint ministry of First United Methodist Church Winter Park and Naivasha United Methodist Church in Naivasha, Kenya. Visit our website for more information about the program: www.InuaPartners.org
The course is a loop that begins and ends in Lower Blue Jacket Park in Baldwin Park. Our race begins in Blue Jacket Park near the intersection of Robin Road and Upper Park Road. Runners will follow the sidewalk within Blue Jacket Park, then cross Lakemont to wind around beautiful Lake Baldwin’s paved trail. Finish will be back in Blue Jacket Park. Bicycles, roller skates, in-line skates, and dogs will be prohibited from the race course. The use of headphones is discouraged. For safety and courtesy to other participants please line up according to your anticipated mile time. Link to download course map at the bottom of the page.
5k (ages 18-64) 5k (17 & under or 65 & over) Kids’ Run
Thru June 30 $25 $15 Free (must register, T-shirt available for purchase)
July 1-Sep 30 $30 $20
Oct. 1-Nov 8 $35 $25
Race Day $40 $40
Packet pick-up will be located at First United Methodist Church Winter Park, 125 N. Interlachen Ave. Winter Park, FL 32789
Thursday, November 7: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm AND 4:00 pm- 7:00 pm
Friday, November 8, 2019: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm AND 4:00 pm- 7:00 pm
You may have another runner pick-up your packet for you. If picking up multiple packets, you may want to bring a reusable bag to carry all the items.
Packet pickup and race day registration will open at 6:00 am. Race entry fee for all ages is $40 on race day. Registration tent will be located in Lower Blue Jacket Park near the intersection of Robin Road and Upper Park Road. T-SHIRT SIZES NOT GUARANTEED ON RACE DAY.
The 5k is a chip timed event. In order to receive an accurate time, please confirm your bib is clearly visible on the FRONT of the torso, unaltered or modified and not covered.
Results will be available at the race. Runners and walkers who wear the designated chip are included in the race results.
Awards will be given to the top three overall male finishers and top three overall female finishers.
Awards will also be given to the top three males and top three females in each age group.
This year we are excited to offer a FREE training group beginning in September! Training programs and routes will be led by RRCA Certified Coach, Natalie Ferguson. Information meeting Wednesday, September 11 at First United Methodist Church Winter Park. Find us on FaceBook for the most current updates and running schedule https://www.facebook.com/inua5Kgrouprun
Walkers are encouraged to participate in the Inua 5k! Please allow runners to line up in front of walkers.
The Kids’ run is a free event and open to children of all ages. Distances will range from 1/4 mile to 1 mile. Children may be divided into age groups depending on attendance. Parents must sign waiver in order for child to participate. Waiver available online or on race day. Award given to all finishers.
Won’t be in town for the race, but still want to support our cause? Register as a virtual runner and run your own 5k anywhere in the United States. T-shirts are available for virtual runners, but must be picked up during regular packet pick-up times. T-shirts and packets will not be mailed to participants.
STROLLER RESTRICTIONS: Stroller jogger operators please start behind runners, or pace yourself accordingly. Stroller/jogger operators must yield the right of way to runners. Strollers/Joggers can tip easily and cannot turn quickly. Please do not weave through packs of runners.