Thank you for participating in the RED APPLE RUN 5K & Walk!
The mission of the Bartow County Education Foundation is to support the Bartow County School System in providing world-class educational opportunities for its students and teaching community.
Start Location: Cass Middle School track (195 Fire Tower Rd NW, Cartersville, GA 30120)
5K Course: The 5K begins on the Cass M.S. track (8:00am), before getting onto the paved Hamilton Crossing Park trail. Once on the trail, the course makes a large, complete counterclockwise loop around the main park, then at the roundabout, gets onto the 0.75 mi. loop just east of the main park, making a counterclockwise loop. Returning to the roundabout after that loop, the course returns to the Cass M.S. track and finishes with an Olympic-style “back-in-the-stadium” loop on the track! (to view the Route Map – please click on “photos” on the Status Bar.)
1.5 mile Health Walk: The Walk also begins on the Cass M.S. track (8:10am), making a loop before going down to the Hamilton Crossing Park trail where walkers will do a small loop in the park before returning to the track to finish.
Registration Info: Registration is now open. You can register online at RunSignUp.com until 11:00pm Sunday, April 11, 2021.
RACE DAY Registration:
Age Groups: 10 and under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+
Professional Timing: This race will be chip-timed by Wire2Wire Running using the latest RFID technology. All times and age group results are determined by the official timer of the race, Wire2Wire Running, LLC.
Arrival Time: Runners and walkers are reminded to please arrive with plenty of time before their scheduled event (5K run or 1.5 mi. walk). Everyone is encouraged to wear the disposable mask before the walk or run, but may discard it or hold onto it after clear from the start and/or safe to do so.
Garbage cans are set up just before and after the start line for tossing used masks.
Starting Line: The starting area will be clearly marked to help with social distancing. Here, and at the awards ceremony, all participants and spectators are encouraged to practice safe protocols set by the CDC regarding masks, social distancing, etc. (see below)
Water: While we will have water at the finish, we won’t be able to man a water station in the current situation. If you feel like you will need water during the walk or run, please bring some with you.
Weather, COVID, Misc. Issues: All attempts will be made for the race and walk to run as scheduled. This is a rain or shine event. The race and walk are adhering to current COVID protocols. If the race has to be postponed for a weather event or new COVID protocols released by the government, we will schedule a make-up day and time and communicate this information through media channels, our social media accounts, our website, and via the email address that registrants provided on their forms.
With specific regards to COVID 19 for the suggested guidelines to follow when in public, please visit the CDC website. The guidelines are listed here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html With respect to this guidance, following are several steps that are being taken on race day that we would like to make you aware of: