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3rd Annual Martin County NAACP 5k/10k Run/Walk Honoring Gloria McHardy

Sat October 14, 2023 Stuart, FL 34996 US Directions
Proceeds from this event benefit the NAACP of Martin County's inaugural participation in the national ACT-SO Achievement Program!
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5K Run/Walk

7:00AM EDT - 9:00AM EDT

10K Run/Walk

7:00AM EDT - 9:00AM EDT


7:00AM EDT - 9:00AM EDT

STUDENT 10K Run/Walk

7:00AM EDT - 9:00AM EDT


724 SE 10th St
Stuart, FL US 34996


Join us on Saturday, October 14th for the Third Annual Martin County NAACP 5k/10k Run/Walk honoring Gloria McHardy. 
This course takes you through the historic East Stuart neighborhood. All registration fees will support the work of the Martin County NAACP, a branch of the nation's largest and oldest civil rights organization. This vital community organization works on a local level to carry out the mission of securing the political, educational, social, and economic equality and rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.

What's included with your ticket?
Race Entry
Finisher Medal (limited to the first 100 registrants)
T-Shirt (This year, shirts will be pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month!) (limited to the first 100 registrants)
Breakfast and/or lunch provided by: Boys & Girls Club "Fork in the Road" Food Truck and youth culinary program. 

Bring the whole family out this year!
Enjoy kid activities at the "Fun Zone" - Face painting, interactive games, obstacle courses, crafts, bounce houses, music, lunch/breakfast and fun NAACP history!
PLUS -- The AmeriCorps fun-zone is a safe and easy option for on-site childcare during adult 5K/10K races (7:00 am)
REGISTER your kids for our first ever, FUN RUN! (Free entry!)
Kids ages 9 and under are eligible for a 440 yd. race OR brief photo op/sprint for the little ones,
*must register for bib, medal, and entry.
*Registration opening soon, please check back shortly. 

2023 HONOREE: 
This year, our annual race is honoring Ms. Gloria McHardy, a caring educator, an accomplished pianist, a vigorous freedom fighter, and an active member of her congregation & community for 60+ years!

A portion of proceeds from this event will support the inaugural effort for the NAACP of Martin County to particpate in the national ACT-SO Achievement Program! Each year, high school students across the country start a journey to sharpen their skills through the Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO). From visual arts and business to performing and culinary arts, participants work with community-based volunteers for a year to develop projects and performances. The experience culminates in local and national events where students compete for scholarships and other rewards.
More info and to get involved:

The race will begin and end at the Russell Holloway, Jr. Track at Guy Davis Field at Stuart's 10th Street Recreational Center, located at 724 SE 10th Street. The race begins promptly at 7:00am. This will be a great run with friends and family for runners of all skill levels. There will be awesome medals for finishers, a souvenir race t-shirt, and age group awards. *While supplies last

Packet Pick Up will be held Friday, October 13th from 12-6pm as well as on the day of the race from 6:00-6:30am sharp at the 10th Street Community Center. You will be able to register in person at Packet Pick Up on Friday, October 13 from 12-6pm at the 10th Street Community Center, or there will be last minute registration on race day morning.  Cash, check or credit card can be accepted. 

There will be small bags handed out at the finish line with nutrition, swag, and your finisher medal. *Limited supplies

There will be two water stops along the course, one at the start/finish line and one at the midway point of course.
In accordance with the City of Stuart's single use plastic ban, you will find pre hydration. Please note that we will not be providing bottled water at the event. Reusable silicon cups for runners/ walkers to grab on their own, however we strongly encourage you to bring your own nutrition and hydration. *Please note: no bottled water will be handed out at the event. 

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Race Contact Info

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Covid-19 Precautions

Your safety is our highest priority!  Here are our protocols for our event as regards Covid-19.

1.  Please do NOT attend if you are feeling sick in ANY way!  We would not want to jeopardize your health, nor the health of any other runners.  If you have a fever, are coughing, or have any other Covid-19 symptoms (or any symptoms of other sicknesses as well) do yourself a favor and stay home, rest and recover so you can run again another day!

2.  We encourage you to wear a mask in and around the starting line and the finish line.  Although we are an outdoor activity with very low risk of transmission, wearing a mask helps prevent possible exposure to Covid-19.

3.  We will use an 'open start' option for the race - both races will start as separate groups (the 10K a couple minutes before the 5K) and we ask each starting group to stand such that each runner is 4 to 6 feet away from other runners.  This will create a loose starting group and give everyone a chance to get out on course without impacting other runners.

4.  Please use the hand sanitizer provided, and feel free to bring your own.  Clean hands prevent transmission of the virus!

5.  We will have both 'communal food' and 'individual food' as our post-race refreshments.  Communal food will be available for anyone to choose, and may include foods such as bananas or bagels and other such foods.  Individual foods will include individually-wrapped nutrition bars, as an example.  Please choose the food that is most comfortable for you.

6.  We encourage you to bring your own water bottle for hydration - we're trying to reduce or eliminate the use of single-use paper cups, so bring your own hydration option.  We will have fluids for you - water for sure.

7.  Before and after the race, please use social distancing while at the race site.  Thank you for your cooperation!

Race Course



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