Join and jog with us to support the nonprofit BEATS, inc. BEATS, inc provides therapy and recreational opportunities with horses for kids and adults with special needs. The day of the race, March 20th is special to BEATS because it is the birthday of Barbara Nugent, mother of the BEATS founder and whose support made the program possible. Race in honor of one of the special horses that work as "teachers and therapists" at the barn - the horse that has the most support (signups and donations) wins the show!
Choose one of the following to race for (you will make your choice duriing registration):
Dillon: "teacher's pet" he is the favorite of everyone because of his patience, experience, and all star behavior.
Taz: "best pony ever" Tons of kids have ridden this pony over the years and he is a perfect choice for our clients who are nervous around a tall horse.
Hamlet:"The prince" This big guy is as gentle as they come, and we suspect he thinks he is actually a human. Kind, gorgeous, and always ready to pose for a picture.
Magellan:"Peter Pan" This mischievious pony is great for riders who need a smooth gait and a quirky personality.
Jester: "Rescue turned Remarkable" this boy was found wandering on a road by animal control. After his rehabilitation by BEATS, he stuck around and became a member of the team.
Zack: "Bottomless Stomach” this pony lives to eat- but is also a first choice for a new rider. He also makes our independent work hard.
Mystic: "The magical" this guy has done it all as a retired show pony. Now he teaches our independent riders the basics and is always puts up with a costume or two.
Tryst: "the tiny" this little horse has a tiny frame and is perfect for clients who aren't as flexible as others.
Forst:"the first" the oldest horse in the barn and one of the first in the program. Still going strong at 33!
Finn: "the frozen horse" matches the horses from the movie "Frozen" and is smooth, spunky ride.
Lainey: "the fluffy" This beautiful girl has TONS of hair and is always up for a spa day. She loves attention and her strong stature makes her perfect for riders all of sizes.
Lance:"the wonder horse" a favorite of all the volunteers and loved by everyone.
Commander: "the movie star" this horse has literally starred in movies and helps with our tallest riders in between his movie works.
NOT READY TO RUN LIVE YET? WANT TO SUPPORT THE CAUSE BUT DON'T LIVE IN THE AREA? NO WORRIES!
Sign up for the VIRTUAL option, join the fun from anywhere in the country, and have your shirt mailed right to your doorstep! Please instuctions below on how to submit a time for the virtual run.
Event details and schedule
5K will start at 645pm
Plenty of free parking at Etowah River Park
Awards will be given to overall M/F as well at the top finishers M/F in various age groups.
RULES OF THE RUN (***PLEASE NOTE*** THESE WILL BE MODIFIED AS WE GET CLOSER BASED ON CURRENT COVID CONDITIONS AND ANY STATE/FEDERAL MANDATES) * While there is plenty of free parking at the race, we ask that you please do not arrive more than 30-45 min prior to your wave start, and stay in your cars while waiting. * You must check in at the medical tent to have a temperature check. If you have a fever, you will not be able to participate. * All our staff will wear masks to further enhance safety measures * We will further limit the number of people at the start line by sending participants out in smaller groups every 30-60 seconds. YOU WILL BE CHIP TIMED so it won't affect your race time. * Once you are done, please do not hang around the finish line. We need to keep the area clear in accordance with social distancing guidelines. * Results will be posted on active.com before we leave the venue and they will be emailed to you same day. * Masks will not be required while running on the course but having a mask or buff handy is highly recommended when passing a runner or being passed. Masks will be required while you are waiting to start, when you are picking up your shirt/bib, and when you are getting temperature screened. * Please be sure to wash and sanitize your hands frequently. Sanitizer will be available in various areas around the venue. * We strongly encourage you to plan for your own hydration needs. Bottled water will be available at the finish. * ALL participants must sign the online waiver prior to race weekend. Without a signed waiver we will not issue a race number, and you will not be able to participate. * If you have a fever, cough, sore throat, or any other symptom of COVID-19 or other illness, please stay home. Contact event director if you have any questions.
SUBMITTING YOUR TIME FOR THE VIRTUAL RUN
You will be able to submit your 5K time anytime between 3/13 and 3/20. Please follow all of the steps below in order to be included in the results;
- Run or walk a 5K anywhere - even on a treadmill. If you are running/walking outside, please make sure you are following all social distancing rules and follow ALL local, state, and federal mandates!
- Take a picture of your time/distance. It can be through Strava, Garmin, Mapmyrun, or even a picture of your watch or treadmill display. As long as we can see your distance / time, you are good!
- Email your proof to email@example.com within the time window posted above. Times submitted outside of this window will not count. Please include your full name in the email. ***VERY IMPORTANT*** In the subject line of your email, please put "Gallop and Glow 5K Results Submission" This will help us know which event you are participating in. Results will be posted on 3/21 and emailed to you.
VIRTUAL RUNNER SWAG WILL BE MAILED 7-10 DAYS AFTER THE RACE