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Run Opelika Health Expo & 5K Walk/Run
August 18 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Date: August 18th, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM until 11:00 AM
I RUN OPELIKA Health Expo & Run/Walk August 18th, 2018 Courthouse Square 215 S. 9th Street Opelika, AL 36801
The I RUN OPELIKA Health Expo and Run/Walk, was created to bring the community together for a health awareness day. During the expo, we will have health screenings, education, group exercises, and more. The proceeds from the event will benefit the YES, I Run Opelika (Young Empowered Students) non-profit organization and Cornerstone of EAMC. In conjunction with the Health Expo, we are holding 5k and 1 mile Run/Walk.
This event will take participants on a tour through our lovely Historic Downtown area. We look forward to having participants of all ages and fitness levels. Event details and schedule Packet Pick-up Packet Pick-up will be held at the Lee County Courthouse Square. in Mesa on Friday, August 17th from noon – 5pm. The address is 215 S. 9th Street, Opelika, AL US 36801. We will also be offering race-day packet pick-up starting at 6:30am.
PICK-UP OF FRIENDS’ & FAMILIES’ RACE BIBS, SWAG BAGS & T-SHIRTS: If you are a parent and/or guardian, you are obviously allowed to pick- up your child’s/children’s race swag, if they are age 17 and under. Also, you are allowed to obviously pick-up your husband and/or wife’s race materials too. However, if you would like to pick up a friend’s or other relative’s race swag, we will allow this with either a written note or printed email from this person to you, granting his or her permission.
DO PLAN AHEAD IF YOU WANT TO DO THIS. There have been situations in other races where a participant didn’t know that anybody planned on picking up his/or her race swag. They then had to scramble to figure out who actually picked up the race materials for this person. This is why it is crucial for us to have a written permission note or a printed permission email on hand.
Race Schedule –
Saturday 8/18: 6:30 am – 7:15 am.
Packet Pick up and race day registration 7:00 am – 11:00 am.
Health and Wellness Expo 8:00 am
5K Run/Walk Starts 8:15 am
1 Mile Run/Walk Starts 9:30 am
5K Awards Course: The 5K course winds through the streets of beautiful historic downtown Opelika. The race begins and ends in between the Lee County Courthouse and the gorgeous fountain in the courthouse square. ALL runners are to gather at the front, walkers behind the runners and any strollers are to make up the rear. There will be signs and volunteers on the race route to direct and guide you along the way. No roads will be blocked off for the race. You will need to run along the side of the road or on sidewalks. We will also have the Opelika Police Department constantly patrolling the route.
Parking: There is ample parking in the area of the event.
Awards: Special awards to the top overall male and female. Awards will also be handed out to the top 3 in each 10-year age group for men and women. 9 & under, 10-19,20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 & Over
Shirts & Goodies: All participants registered by 8/1/18 are guaranteed a race shirt and SWAG Bag. We’ll have extra’s, but registrations after that date are not guaranteed.
Water & Aid: The water stop for the 5k will be located just about the 1.5-mile mark. It is sponsored by Harris Funeral Home, and will be located in their parking lot. We will also have plenty of water, fruit, and other nutritional items at the start/finish line. Weather: In the event of inclement weather, there are no “rain dates”. If the weather conditions are hazardous, Race Management has the right to change, eliminate parts of the course, or delay up to a point. However, if it is deemed to dangerous to race, the event will be canceled and there will be no refunds. Of course, we will do everything in our power to have the event, but your safety is of our utmost concern.
Event Courtesy Policy: This event is designed to be fun for the entire family. With that in mind any competitor, spectator, parent, volunteer, or sponsor, exhibiting unsportsmanlike conduct or interfering with the positive, competitive atmosphere of the event will be asked to leave the venue and course immediately with no refunds.