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NEW IMPROVED COURSE FOR 2020 DESIGNED FOR SAFER COVID-19 RUN. ALSO INCLUDING A SOCIAL DISTANCE START LINE. JOIN US for the 5th annual Independence Day 5k/10K in person OR virtually! If you choose to run on site you will have the awesome experience of running just ahead of the 63rd Annual Cumming 4th of July Steam Engine Parade. The 5K will take you through the streets of downtown Cumming, over rolling hills and past the "staging area" for the historic collection of steam engine tractors, historic vehicles and floats. If you stay after the race to enjoy the parade, please be mindful of and follow all laws, restrictions, and mandates that are in effect for the City of Cumming and the state of Georgia.
This event will follow the health and safety guidelines in place on the day of the race for the City of Cumming and state of Georgia.
RUNNING ON-SITE: you will be required to enter your estimated finish time when registering. This will provide an appropriate placement and approximate start time for your start of the race. The will enable us to comply with social distancing guidelines for grouping during a transitory event (social distancing does not apply to co-habitating OR persons, family units, roommates residing together). Further details will be provided as we get closer to the event.
RUNNING VIRTUAL: you will have the opportunity to run on your own between July 4th and July 5th. To be included in the VIRTUAL RESULTS, participants must submit proof of finish time on race registration website by July 5th. Once all times are approved results will be posted. The cost of the virtual race includes a Tshirt, custom bib, and die cast finishing medal.
Be safe, stay active, have fun and keep running!
Event details and schedule
RACE START TIME:
9:15am (approx) 1K Fun Run
Virtual 5K/10K July 4 @ 12:00am to July 5th @11:59pm
$25.00 until June 13th at 11:59pm
$27.00 from June 14th until June 26th at 11:59pm
$30.00 race day
VIRTUAL 5K - $35.00
$30.00 until June 13th at 11:59pm
$32.00 from June 14th until June 26th at 11:59pm
$35.00 race day
VIRTUAL 10K - $35.00
$15.00 till June 26th @ 11:59pm; $20.00 race day.
RACE DAY REGISTRATION/PACKET PICKUP:
Race day registration opens at 6:30am at Otwell Middle school in front of the South wing at 605 Tribble Gap Road Cumming, GA 30040.This is parking lot next to the Post Office (cross from start line).
This unique course, running through downtown Cumming, is loaded with excitement!!! You will catch glimpses of pre-parade activity including steam engines, antique tractors, classic cars and many floats decorated in the spirit of the holiday.
1K Fun Run and Tot Trot start/finish from Cumming Playhouse.
EARLY PACKET PICKUP:
Sprouts farmers Market at 530 Lakeland Plaza Cumming, Ga 30040
Friday July 3rd 11:00 am to 7:00 pm.
All participants registered by June 20th will be guarenteed a T-Shirt. WOMEN, YOU HAVE A CHOICE between Men's short-sleeve tshirts OR Women's Racer Back tank.
All parking will be at Otwell Middle School, 605 Tribble Gap Rd. Overflow parking will be at the gravel lot next to the baseball field on Tribble Gap Rd.
RACE PURPOSE (OUR CAUSE)
Our fundraising goals for 2020 will be to continue the work and bring the dream alive of Rob Hasse, who was working on the revitalization of the Mary Alice Park trail system.
Rob was part of the host Forsyth Central High School’s XC booster club, and was instrumental in making the 2014 all county XC meet possible at Mary Alice Park. They were able to clean up and repair enough of the trail network to produce a very successful meet, however a lot of work needs to be completed. Unfortunately, Rob passed away suddenly in March of 2016 before the completion of this project. Now the torch has been passed to us. Rob’s goal was to have all the old trails clean and useable again for the public, and to create a much-needed training area for all the schools in the county.
Funds raised from this event be applied toward materials, labor and rental equipment needed to complete this project.
Awards for Overalls, Masters and age group medals 1st, 2nd and 3rd starting at age 10 and under.
DIE CAST FINISHING MEDALS FOR ALL RACE PARTICIPANTS! See picture below.