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Ridge Ferry Park363 Riverside Parkway NE Rome, GA 30161
POWERADE Power Dash 5K and Walk (1.7mi.)
Date: Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020
Location: Ridge Ferry Park
Event details and schedule
Professional RFID Chip-Timing provided by Wire2Wire Running, LLC.
Health Walk (1.7mi.): Walk waves begin at 9 a.m. with waves starting roughly every 20 minutes. The final wave is set to go off at Noon.
Run Information: Running waves begin at 1:30 p.m. and will begin approximately every 20 to 25 minutes until the final wave at roughly 6 p.m.
Time Changes: If a mass of registrations come in the times could shift a bit to ensure we have enough space for everyone. If this happens, we will let everyone know ahead of time and at packet pickup.
Special note: We are opening the first running wave to runners and joggers pushing baby joggers. This is the only running wave where we allow those. The final running wave of the evening we are allowing runners to run or jog with dogs on a leash.
Walk details: The walk consists of portions of a gravel path and paved trail surface within Ridge Ferry Park. The distance is approximately 1.7 miles and will not be timed. Dogs on a leash are allowed during the walk, but walkers must clean up after their pet. We don’t need walkers and runners having to dodge things the rest of the day.
Run details: The run consists of portions of gravel path as well as paved trails within Ridge Ferry Park. The course is flat and fast with only one true hill. We ask runners who want to run with a baby jogger to participate in the first wave. Runners who want to run with their dogs must participate in the final wave at approximately 6 p.m.
What is a wave race: To keep the number of participants gathered at the start and to help spread out participants along the course, we will be starting walkers and runners in waves throughout the day. The walk is a non-timed event. The course starts and finishes at the same location allowing the chip sensors to record both your starting moment and finishing moment. That will be a participants’ official race time.
Course Etiquette: Runners and walkers are usually really good about this. Runners and walkers should stay on the left hand side of the trail and spread out packs in no more than two across to leave room for others.
Starting line: The starting area will be marked to help with social distancing and there will be several trash cans to allow runners or walkers to toss disposable masks before they start if they would like to wear them.
Virtual option: If anyone would prefer to run the race virtually that will work too. We will mark the course with paint a week before the race, giving everyone time to run it. All virtual participants will need to send in a photo of their GPS watch showing time and distance to be eligible for awards.
Registration: Registration opens on August ??. You can register online at active.com or visit 1 Shorter Avenue to register in person. The cost for the 5K is $25 and the cost of the heath walk is $20. There will be no race-day registration or race-day packet pickup.
Packet Pickup: Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation will host packet pick-up the week leading up to the race. Groups can pick up packets on Monday and Tuesday. Starting Wednesday anyone can pick up their race packets. Late registration will be accepted in-person only on those days as well.
Leprechaun roll-over registration: If you were registered for the Harbin Clinic Leprechaun-a-thon and didn’t request a refund, your registration rolls over to this event.
Awards: The race will feature the typical age group awards as well as overall male and female, masters and grandmasters winners. Awards are for overall finishers throughout the waves. So it’s possible you could win your wave but still not win an award if other waves featured faster runners. Due to the length of the day, those awards will be handed out at RFPRA headquarters the week after the event.
Post Race: We will have a fun backdrop set up to allow for everyone to take photos in all of their superhero goodness or super villain evilness. There will be water and POWERADE near the Coca-Cola Stage but no fruit or anything to eat due to covid concerns.
Water: While we will have water at the finish, we won’t be able to man a water station in the current situation. If you feel like you will need water during the walk or run, please bring some with you.
Awards: The top finishers in their age groups as well as the first overall male and female, male and female master’s runners and male and female grandmasters runner receive awards.
Age Groups: 10 and under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+