45th Annual Independence Day Festival 5K & 10K Run
Start: Thursday, July 4, 2013
St. Marys , GA 31558
Registration Closing Date
Monday, July 1, 2013 @ 9:00 PM (EDT)
A flat 5K & 10K Race course that takes runners from the waterfront park through historic downtown area, neighborhoods, and marsh views. Runners of all ages are invited.
DIRECTIONS: St. Marys is located just over the Florida-Georgia state line. Take I-95 to Exit 3, Georgia Highway 40, and follow the signs east to downtown St. Marys. Registration will be held at the waterfront pavilion at the end of Osborne St. in downtown St. Marys.
SUGGESTED RACE PARKING: Available on Conyers St. between Orange Hall & The First Presbyterian Church or on Ready St. behind the St. Marys Elem. School. Allow 10 minutes to walk to Registration Area.
RACE FEES: $20 through June 27 and increase to $25 starting June 28.
DAY OF RACE REGISTRATION: Race fees will be $25. Race day registration will be held from 6:15 a.m. to 6:45 a.m. at the Stage area at the waterfront pavilion at the end of Osborne Street in downtown St. Marys.
RACE PACKET/NUMBER PICK UP: Begins at 6:15 a.m. on the day of the race at the Stage area at the waterfront pavilion at the end of Osborne Street in downtown St. Marys.
T-SHIRTS: All entrants receive an Festival T-Shirt
PROCEEDS BENEFIT: Kiwanis Programs and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA).
AWARDS: Overall Male & Overall Female in 5K & 10K. Top 3 male and female finishers in at least 7 categories.
AWARDS CEREMONY: 9 a.m. Award winners must be present at awards ceremony to receive award.
SCENIC COURSE: 5K & 10K Race that takes runners from the waterfront park to historic downtown area, neighborhoods, and marsh views. In addition to the race, a parade at 10 a.m., entertainment throughout the day, food and arts and crafts booths & exhibits, fireworks at dusk. Named Southeast Tourism Society a Top 20 festival.