September 09, 2018

Kent Goes Purple 5K Color Fun Run/Walk

September 09, 2018 Wilmer Park • 413 South Cross Street ChestertownMD  21620 View Map Organized by Kent Goes Purple

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September 09, 2018
Sunday

Wilmer Park

413 South Cross Street ChestertownMD  21620
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Join Kent County for a fun-filled weekend of family friendly events from Friday, September 7 through Sunday, September 9! On Friday evening, after strolling through downtown Chestertown’s shops and Fountain Park for the First Friday festivities, make way to the ceremonial purple lighting of the historic Kent County Courthouse and other prominent buildings around Kent County to kick off Kent Goes Purple. The Chestertown Jazz Festival continues through Saturday in Wilmer Park. Then get ready for colorful fun on Sunday morning for the inaugural Kent Goes Purple 5K Color Fun Run, which begins and ends in Wilmer Park on the banks of the beautiful Chester River.

Kent Goes Purple, a component fund of the Mid-Shore Community Foundation, is a county-wide substance abuse awareness initiative that is being led by the Kent County Sheriff's Office and Chestertown Rotary Club to engage our community and youth to stand up against substance abuse. Proceeds from the 5K Color Fun Run will help support the programs and events developed to drive this message home. To learn more about Kent Goes Purple, please visit our website: https://www.kentgoespurple.org/

Event details and schedule

Online Registration is now closed. On-site registration will still be available on Sunday, September 9, 2018 at Wilmer Park from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., although color run packets are only guaranteed for the first 200 registrants.  The price for on-site registration is $40 for participants 18 and older and $20 for those under 18 years of age. Cash, checks, and credit cards will be accepted - on-site registrants will be expected to produce a government-issued photo ID and to execute a Waiver and Release of Claims. 

Race Day Registration/Check in begins at 7:30 a.m. at Wilmer Park. Participants will pick up their color run/walk packets at that time, which will include a t-shirt.

Weather Notice: As of 2 p.m. on September 8, the forecast for the Kent Goes Purple Color Fun Run/Walk on Sunday, September 9, is a 30% chance of light rain from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., with temperatures 65 to 70 degrees.      

THE PLAN IS TO PROCEED WITH THE EVENT!  PLEASE DRESS APPROPRIATELY!  PARTICIPANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ARRIVE EQUIPPED WITH TOWELS OR OTHER TYPE OF COVERINGS TO SHIELD THEIR VEHICLE INTERIORS FROM POTENTIAL COLOR POWDER RESIDUE.  THE GOOD NEWS IS DAMP CLOTHING WILL RESULT IN MORE VIBRANT COLORING!!! 

The parking lot at Wilmer Park will be closed to traffic but parking is available in the Stepne Station parking lot across the street.

The Color Fun Run will start and finish at Wilmer Park. Start time is 8:30 a.m. The course proceeds southeast along Quaker Neck Road and then heads northwest up John Hanson Road, which involves a challenging hill and a few curves amongst views of the bucolic Kent County countryside. At the halfway mark the run reverses course and heads back to the finish line in Wilmer Park.

Water stations will be available throughout the course, but feel free to bring additional food/beverages as you require.

Wilmer Park • 413 South Cross Street ChestertownMD  21620 Get Directions

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