Running is like a box of chocolates…. Come run like Forrest Gump, in costume or not, and celebrate the film that inspired many to start running! The Gump Run 5k is a family friendly, chip-timed, race accessible to all! Join us for a day of fun on Sunday March 22, 2020
Registration Cost: $15.00 ($20.00 on race day)
Special Prize for best Forrest Gump costumes from any movie scene.
Deliz Running was founded with the express purpose of returning 5k racing to its affordable roots. We strongly believe a 5k race should be accessible to all and should serve as an introduction to competitive running and a training ground for those who want to make running part of their lifestyle. A quality course, with performance awards, at the most affordable price we can manage.
The race course follows the Little Econ River along the Greenway Trail. The race begins in Blanchard Park near Pavilion 2 and heads west out of the park for 1.55 miles to the turn-around point, before heading back to the starting line. The 3.1 mile course is tree lined with plenty of shady spots all along the Little Econ river bank. The race course is mostly flat and fully paved with only a couple of slight rises, with the wooden Horseshoe Bridge providing a brief change of running surface.
This race is Chip-timed. Live race results will be available during the race.
Race bibs will be available at the check-in table on race day. Look for the check-in table at Blanchard Park’s Pavilion 2 beginning at 7:30am.
Race medals will be awarded to the following:Best Overall Men – 1st , 2nd, and 3rd Place
Best Overall Women – 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place
Best in each age group – 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place (by gender)
Age Group Categories: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65+
7:30am – Check-in begins at Pavilion #2
8:30am – 5k race begins.
9:30am – Medals are awarded.
Parking - Parking is available all along the stretch of Blanchard Park.
Restrooms - Restroom facilities are available right next to Pavilion 2.
Share the course - Remember that we will be sharing the park path with non-participants, be courteous and share the course.
Strollers are welcomed