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Downtown Cartersville/'Backpack Buddies' 5K

Saturday, August 24, 2019
Downtown Cartersville 1 Friendship Plaza CartersvilleGA  30120
Saturday, August 24, 2019
Downtown Cartersville 1 Friendship Plaza CartersvilleGA  30120
Run/Walk 5K, ADULT registration - Individual Age group/open
$25.00
Run/Walk 5K, ADULT registration - Individual Age group/open
$25.00
Run/Walk 5K, YOUTH rate - Youth 5K Participant/17 & Under
$17.00
Run/Walk 5K, YOUTH rate - Youth 5K Participant/17 & Under
$17.00
GHOST RUNNER—“I want to support Backpack Buddies but do NOT wish to do the race.” - I'm donating to support Backpack Buddies!
$25.00
GHOST RUNNER—“I want to support Backpack Buddies but do NOT wish to do the race.” - I'm donating to support Backpack Buddies!
$25.00
Wheelchair Division-5K - Wheelchair Age group/open
$25.00
Wheelchair Division-5K - Wheelchair Age group/open
$25.00

About This Activity

Calling all 5K runners for the running of the THIRD Annual Downtown Cartersville 5K Road Race(s) to benefit Backpack Buddies! Sponsored by The Cartersville Downtown Development Authority, Anytime Fitness of Cartersville, Modern Woodmen Financial, Garth Gherardini, and many many others, The 5K race will start / finish in Downtown Cartersville, with a fast 5K route encircling downtown and surrounding neighborhoods.  This 5K is a USATF CERTIFIED COURSE (Certification #GA18034WC) and is a Peachtree Road Race Qualifier!  Please plan to "hang around" afterwards for age group awards presentations, while you enjoy vendor tents, LIVE music, and even a craft beer!  An awesome way to start your weekend!  

Event details and schedule

Date: Saturday, August 24, 2019

Location: Downtown Cartersville

Schedule:

6:30am     Race Day Registration begins

7:30am     Race Day Registration ends

 

7:58am     Wheelchair Division will start

8:00am     5k Run/Walk

9:15am     Awards

The 5K will begin at 8:00 AM. Pre-race registration ($25)  will run until mid-night August 18th (Be sure to pre-register in order to guarantee your T-Shirt size!)  Pre-race packet pick-up will be on Friday August 24th from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM at the Anytime Fitness location in Cartersville located at 10 Slope Dr. off N. Tennessee Street, next to the AMC Movie Theater.   Race-Day Registration ($35 5K) will open at 6:30 AM day of the race. PLEASE NOTE: Race Day Registration will CLOSE at 7:30 AM due to the size of the event!

Start / Finish line are in separate locations.  Staging area (including event parking and race day registration) will be located in the large parking lot between The Bartow County Courthouse and Sam Jones Methodist Church, located at 135 West Cherokee Ave. in downtown Cartersville.  (NOTE: This location is approximately one block from the downtown finish line location.). Race day registration will also be located in the adjacent Bartow County Courthouse Parking lot located directly across Church Street behind the Courthouse.  Starting Line is located at the intersection(s) of Church Street and Bartow Street, facing South on Church. Finish Line is located inside Friendship Plaza off of Cherokee Ave. 

The 5K IS a CERTIFIED 5K COURSE and is a Peachtree Road Race Qualifier for those who are competitive!

All runners/wheelchair athletes must complete the attached wavier prior to race start.

5K AWARDS:

Top 3 Overall M&F; Top 3 Masters M&F; Top Grandmaster M&F; Overall Wheelchair M&F; Medals--Top 3 in each category below:

5K Age Categories: 14 & Under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & Over

 

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Downtown Cartersville 1 Friendship Plaza CartersvilleGA  30120
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