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2018 Hot Pursuit 5K Glow Run & 1 Mile Fun Run

Sat August 11, 2018 Directions

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•PACKET PICK UP - Come to the packet pickup at ACADEMY SPORTS + OUTDOOR, GADSDEN on Friday, AUG 10th, to receive your race day bib, tee-shirt (if you made the cut off date), and goodie bag. If you can't make it to packet pick-up, don't fret; you're welcome to send a friend or family member to pick up your race day necessities - as long as they come armed with a copy of everyone's registration confirmation. We strongly encourage you to come to the early race package pickup on Friday, August 10th at Academy Sports + Outdoors on George Wallace Drive 4PM-7PM.

๐Ÿ—บ๐ŸŒŽ•THE COURSE - The course will take runners here: TBA 
Runners and walkers will be guided by lights, patrol cars, and live music by: TBA. There will be many volunteers throughout the course helping with directions, and the course will be clearly marked. All runners will line up in front and then the walkers behind them. ๐Ÿ”‚๐Ÿ”ƒ•5K COURSE - TBA 

๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ†AWARDS & DOOR PRIZES - The awards ceremony will begin immediately following the end of the race as the results are in, at the Mort Glosser Amphitheater (Gadsden Amphitheater;  90 Walnut Street, Gadsden, AL 35901)

•Age groups will be 10-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-up

๐Ÿšบ๐Ÿšน๐Ÿšป•RESTROOMS - Women’s and Men’s restrooms are located at the Amphitheater. Four (4) additional unisex port-a-johns will be located along the event area as well.

๐Ÿšง๐Ÿš—•RACE DAY PARKING - We will have lots of parking for this event. Parking will be across the street in the parking lot behind the YMCA, in the convention hall parking lot, the gravel lot on the south side of convention hall, and the parking lot located across from Riverside on Pharmacy on S 1st St.

๐ŸŽˆ๐Ÿ†“๐ŸŽก•GATES OPEN AT TBA - This isn't just a run. Glow Party! This is a free family and community oriented event. At TBA until we're ready to go home (about 10pm) they'll be a Blood Drive by Life South, live music on the Stage before and after the awards ceremony, door prizes and raffles, food and drink vendors, inflatables, a climbing wall, body and face painting (to get you ready to glow in the black lights), and more!

๐Ÿ“• RACE DAY REGISTRATION - TBA -  $20 for 5K & $10 for 1 Mile; you must pay, register, and sign liability waiver before participating and receiving a bib.

๐Ÿšฉ๐Ÿ›ค•1 MILE FUN RUN - At 6:50 PM participants should go to the start line. This run/walk will begin at 7:00 PM sharp. Runners lineup in the front; walkers line-up in the back. This course is on the TBA. Have fun! #readysetglow

๐ŸŒ‰๐Ÿ”ฆ•5K GLOW RUN - At 7:50PM, all 5K Participants should go to the start line. The 5K Glow Run will start promptly at 8:00PM. Runners line up in front; walkers line-up in back. Have fun! #readysetglow๐Ÿ’ฆ•AID STATIONS - Water available at 2-3 locations

๐Ÿ•ฐ•TIMING - The timing will be real time and will have digital, instant results at the finish line. Your timing chip will be in your bib – so please wear your bib on your outermost clothing on the front and center of your shirt or shorts. This is your primary timing device – no bib, no time! All results will be posted on by Race Krewe

๐Ÿ•FINISH - As you cross the finish line, please keep moving through to the end of the wide chutes. All races use the same chute. Your finish time will be displayed on the large clock positioned by the finish line. Ice cold water, fruit and finish line foods and other post-race refreshments, will be at the Post Race Glow Party. ๐Ÿšฆ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐ŸŒญ๐Ÿง๐ŸŒ๐Ÿพ๐ŸŽธ

๐Ÿ“ข•RESULTS - Results will be provided by RaceKrewe

๐Ÿš๐Ÿš”๐Ÿš‘•SAFETY - We advise participants and event attendees to always be aware of fellow participants, our volunteers, and public safety officials. Please follow the the course signage and the instructions from volunteers at all times. Full attention and maximum hearing are necessary in a race of this capacity. Please drink plenty of liquids before the race. If you show danger signs, officials or race personnel may remove you from the course.

๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿ”ฎThe Race Committee wishes a you a safe and fun time! Remember to come dressed to glow --- go all out tacky! We hope you all stay for the GLOW PARTY after the awards ceremony!

๐ŸšจRegister here:

๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿ™๐ŸผCan't make it, but want to donate to the James M Barrie Center for Children? Do so here:

•Only run if you're being chased? Come glowing anyway! This is a community event and there will be fun to be had by all while raising money to benefit the Barrie Center.

•Sponsorship Opportunities are now available; please let us know if you would like to be involved! We'll send you a form --- don't see a level that fits your style? Donations are welcome in any amount! #doitforthechildren

•Come glowing! Paint yourself! Paint your friends and children! Accessorize in glow wear! Dye your hair! We don't care! Let's light up the Mort Glosser Amphitheater;  Downtown Gadsden with our glow in support for the children. Who knows? Maybe they'll be an award for the most outlandishly glowing, outrageously glowing, most ridiculously dressed (that's a good thing) runner!

About our cause, the James M. Barrie Center for Children:  The center, named after the author of “Peter Pan,” serves children through age 17 by providing forensic interviews, counseling, support and education when allegations of sexual and/or physical abuse have been made. The Barrie Center also provides educational trainings to the community, schools, churches and youth serving organizations regarding mandatory reporting laws, protecting our children and other topics focused on child abuse education and prevention. The Barrie Center mission is to provide a child friendly center for the facilitation of a multidisciplinary team response for the investigation and intervention of child sexual and/or physical abuse as well as criminal neglect in child death cases. The Barrie Center provides support and advocacy through the process of investigation, intervention and the judicial process. Go here to visit them on Facebook:

Read here to see the what this race, in 2017, its 1st year, was able to produce for the cause;  help us match or double that this year:

โ˜Ž๏ธShould you have any additional questions, contact Race Director, Joseph Hutchins at (256) 441-5840 or ask us here!




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