Be a part of something big.
For the 4th year, Fleet Feet and Brooks will come together on June 3 to host The Big Run. The annual national 5K brings thousands of runners together on Global Running Day to do what we love most – run. In addition to the National 5K, our local event will once again include a 10K for 2020.
Last year more than 18,000 runners logged 25,000 miles at more than 100 events in more than 20 states. Help us top that number this year.
Because we want to bring running to more communities; we want more people to set goals and meet them; we want more people to experience that feeling of accomplishment as they cross the finish line.
Because running changes everything.
Oh and did we mention that there will be prizes?
All results from our certified, timed 5K race (not 10K) will funnel into a national leaderboard to determine the overall male & female winners as well as the fastest runners in each age group. Those winners will receive cash prizes.
But it’s not just about winning – we will also recognize other runners with unique awards, including:
- Common Ground: Finish with the most common finish time (nationally) for the Big Run 5K, and we’ll enter you into a drawing for something BIG!
- Middle of the Pack: We’ll recognize the male and female who finish in the exact middle of all The Big Run 5K results.
- Social Butterflies: We’ll thank the two people with the most-engaged social media posts from The Big Run with some pretty sweet prizes. Includes #thebigrun, @brooksrunning and @fleetfeetsports in the post to be eligible
Search #thebigrun on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter to see how our epic coast-to-coast running community celebrated at The Big Run last year.
ALL THE DETAILS:
Race Date: Wednesday, June 3, 2020 (10K starts at 6:30pm; 5K starts at 7pm)
Distances: USATF Certified 5K & 10K courses. Both races will take place on the Hudson Valley Rail Trail.
Timing: Chip timing and real-time results printouts.
Start & end location: Gold’s Gym LaGrange, 258 Titusville Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Swag: New this year, all finishers will receive a beautiful Big Run finisher’s medal! All those who register before April 30th will receive an extremely soft, high quality unisex t-shirt. There will be custom prizes for the overall male & female winners as well as the top 3 in each age group for both races. As always, there will be additional prizes, raffles and tons of fun!
Food/After Party: This year our post-race food spread will be catered by Rossi’s and we encourage everyone to hang around after the race for the awards ceremony and raffle prizes.
Packet Pickup: Packet pickup will be held at Fleet Feet Poughkeepsie starting on Saturday, May 30th at 10am and running through Wednesday, June 3rd at 4pm. Bibs and shirts can also be picked up on race day at Gold’s Gym starting at 5pm. The store will be closing at 4pm on the 3rd so that our entire team can head over and be a part of the event.
Cost: Register early and save! This year we are doing a 2 week introductory price of $20 and then the registration fee will be $25 per race through Sunday, May 31st. In-person registration at Fleet Feet from May 30th through June 3rd will be $30, and then on-site day of registration will be $35.
Other FAQs: Strollers are permitted but will need to start the race in the back due to the width of the trail relative to the number of participants. We are unfortunately unable to accommodate dogs at this event. The use of headphones is discouraged. There are no refunds or bib transfers for this event.
About Fleet Feet: Committed to offering expert advice, intelligent products, personalized solutions, robust training programs, and 24 / 7 brand access at fleetfeet.com, each Fleet Feet location serves runners based on the belief that Running Changes Everything. #LetsGo.
About Brooks Running Company: Brooks Running Company sells its performance footwear, apparel, sports bras and accessories in more than 50 countries worldwide. Brooks’ purpose is to inspire everyone to run and be active by creating innovative gear designed to keep runners running longer, farther and faster.
This purpose is supported by Brooks’ Run Happy philosophy, a quest to celebrate and champion the sport of running and all runners everywhere. Founded 1914, Brooks is a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and is headquartered in Seattle. Visit www.brooksrunning.com for more information or follow us on Twitter (
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