A fun filled event involving you, five of your friends, and a six-pack of soda!
Teams of six runners will complete a 5k relay race that is split into six equal sections, each section measuring .53 miles, with one team member running one corresponding segment of the race (team members will decide which order they wish to run in). When the race begins, instead of a baton, the first runner of each team will carry a six-pack of soda cans for the duration of their leg of the relay, shaking up the cans as they go. When they reach the end of their section, the runner will then drink an entire can of foamy soda before passing the six-pack off to the next member of their team. This will continue with each runner until the end of the race, when the final team member drinks the last can of soda and crosses the finish line.
If runners don’t have a full team of six, that’s fine! Teams of one to five are welcome to pre-register as part of a random relay, where they will be paired with other incomplete teams to create teams of six and run the 5k relay race.
Want to run the whole 5k by yourself? That’s also an option! Runners can sign up to run the entire 5k solo, without participating in the relay race. This would allow participants to enjoy running the entire length of the race, but without carrying any soda cans.
Children may participate in the event as well! Children will individually run a specified distance around the racetrack carrying a small, empty plastic bottle. Each bottle will have equally distanced black rings drawn around the outside. While the children run, they will have to stop at separate fill stations, where they must have their bottle filled to the top of the corresponding line by a volunteer. The first child in each age group to fully fill their bottle and cross the finish line will be the winner.
After both races have been completed, race participants and spectators alike are welcome to stick around and continue having fun! Enjoy food and beverages provided by our vendors, who will be selling their products for the entirety of the event, and don’t miss a chance to buy exclusive race merchandise. There will even be prizes awarded after the races, so participants are encouraged to stay and have fun!
This event is untimed and designed for everyone involved to have as much fun as possible. Walk, run, dance – team members can complete the race any way they’d like, as long as they empty their six-pack. We only have one piece of advice: Watch out for the soda fizz!
A fun filled race for children ages 4 to 12!
Children will individually run a specified distance around the racetrack carrying a small, empty plastic bottle. Each bottle will have three equally distanced black rings drawn around the outside. While the children run, they will each have to stop at three separate fill stations, where they must have their bottle filled to the top of the corresponding line by a volunteer. The first child in each age group to fully fill their bottle and cross the finish line will be the winner.
The price for the child’s run will be $5.
Children will not receive a free registration packet upon sign-up. If you wish to purchase a tee-shirt for your child for an additional $5, please contact Deb Franssen at [email protected] with size information.
1) Runners must be 4 to 12 years of age to participate in the child’s race.
2) Participants will not run in teams, but will run their race independently.
3) Runners will carry an empty, marked bottle with them at the beginning of their race. As the race progresses, runners will stop at designated fill stations to have their bottle filled with water to a certain level marked on the outside of the bottle. Once runners have stopped at every fill station and their bottle is filled with water to the highest mark, they may cross the finish line and complete the race.
4) Young runners may withdrawal from the race at any time if they feel they must.
5) Runners must stay on the course for the duration of their relay section.
6) For the safety of participants, runners must be aware of their surroundings and allow room for others to pass them if need be.
7) Runners do not have to run! Runners may walk during the race if they so desire.
8) No fighting, pushing, kicking, throwing bottles, etc. will be permitted during the race.
9) Please use good sportsmanship. This race is meant to be fun for everyone!
10) Please wear appropriate footwear for your event.
1) Attendants must obey all directions given by course monitors, Agape officials, and safety personnel. All decisions made by race officials are final.
2) Pets are not allowed at the event.
3) Stollers are allowed at the event, but participants may not run with them during the race.
4) Unauthorized vehicles, skateboards, roller skates/in-line skates, or other motorized devices (excluding necessary motorized wheelchairs) are not permitted at the event.
5) Spectators must stay off of the racetrack course while the race is in progress, but are welcome to enjoy all amenities provided at the event.
6) Runners will be sprayed with soda! Carry cell phones/personal electronics during the run at own risk! Neither Agape nor the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds will be held responsible for any damage done to personal property.
7) Teams of less than six runners may sign up to be entered in a random relay. The random relay will combine incomplete teams in order to create teams of six for the 5k relay race. Random relay runners will participate in the same 5k relay race as the complete teams of six, not a separate race.
8) Runners may complete the 5k course in its entirety as solo participants. If runners choose to do so, they will run the entire length of the 5k without soda. Participants must note that if they choose to run the race solo, they will not be eligible for prizes.
9) No refunds will be offered for the event.
10) No fighting will be permitted at the event.
11) No weapons will be permitted at the event (real or fake). Any participants found to be carry weapons will be told to leave the premises.
12) Please refrain from the use of profanity.
13) No alcohol will be served or consumed at the event. Any alcohol found on participants will be confiscated and disposed of.
14) Theft will not be tolerated. Any participants caught stealing (money from donation jars, personal belongings from other participants, etc.) will be told to leave the premises.
15) If any lost items are found during the event, please hand them in to a race official.
Those who wish to run the 5k, but who do not want to participate in the Six-Pack Relay Race, may sign up to run the entire 5k as an individual entry. These runners will be included in the community wave, but will run the entire 5k length individually without soda. As these runners are not competing in the Six-Pack Relay Race and are simply running for fun, a prize will not be rewarded to individual runners.
1) Runners must be in groups of six.
2) All members of a team should be present on race day. If members are not present at the event, then entries from the random relay may be selected to substitute for the missing participant. However, there may be no substitutes available. In this case, runners may either opt to complete more than one section of the race or the incomplete team may withdrawal from the event.
3) Runners may not switch teams or exchange bibs once they have officially registered.
4) Groups must designate one runner for each section of the relay race.
5) Each runner will complete only his or her section of the relay.
6) At the completion of a runner’s section, he or she must drink one entire can of soda. When the runner has emptied the can, he or she must turn the can upside down to prove no liquid is remaining. In order to complete the race, the final runner must drink one entire can of soda before crossing the finish line.
7) For the safety of participants, runners must be aware of their surroundings and allow room for others to pass them if need be.
8) Runners must stay on the course for the duration of their relay section. Once a runner has completed their section of the run, they are welcome to either complete the 5k as a solo runner or step off the course to cheer on their teammates from the sidelines.
9) Runners do not have to run! Runners may walk during the race if they so desire.
10) Participants must be 13 years of age of older.
11) No fighting, pushing, kicking, etc. will be permitted during the race.
12) Please use good sportsmanship. This race is meant to be fun for everyone!
13) Please wear appropriate footwear for your event.
Runners who sign up before March 24th, 2016 will receive a free event tee-shirt included in their registration packet, along with a free bottle of water and a coupon for a free meal from AGAPE.
Runners who sign up after March 24th, 2016 will receive a free bottle of water and a coupon for a free meal from AGAPE included in their registration packet, but are not guaranteed a free event tee-shirt/the correct size tee-shirt.
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A Reason to RunSo here you are, at the home of The Fizzy 5k Fundraising Event. Welcome! I imagine that within the last few moments, as you began to scan through the pages of our site and read the words of this very message, an important, driving question has crept its way into the back of your mind, and that question is; why? Why would you want to dedicate your Saturday, your day off, to running? Why would you want to risk having your clothing and skin coated in sticky soda foam that will make you adhere to every surface you sit on for the rest of the day? Why would you want to spend your hard earned money?
I wish I could give you a simple answer to these questions. But I can’t, because the answer involves so much more than just one day of soda and running. It is so much bigger than that, because it concerns a complicated, universal problem that affects more lives than we’d often like to admit – a problem that is poverty and hunger and fear and homelessness, all wrapped up into one.
That is why we at Agape created this event. Because we know that while we run our course, trying to beat the other teams to the finish line, a family may be sitting around their kitchen table, frantically racing to make ends meet, trying to beat the clock. That while we enjoy buying our post-race meals and tee-shirts, a woman in the community may be struggling to find enough food to fill her stomach and a shirt to cover her back. That while we dedicate a single day to our event, a man in the community may be agonizing about where he will spend his nights for the rest of the month.
This struggle is alive in our community and teamwork is essential to ending it. As you and your teammates work together to complete The Fizzy 5k relay race, you will simultaneously be teaming up with Agape to help us continue our mission of providing a central location in our community that serves residents in need by supplying essential items and amenities such as food, education, financial assistance, and clothing.
So perhaps I can give you a simple reason to run after all; because you care, and we at Agape care, and with your help, Agape can continue to serve the community we love and make an improvement in people’s lives.