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Sat December 4, 2021 Berea, KY 40403 US Directions



10:00AM EST - 11:50AM EST


301 Mayde RD
Berea, KY US 40403


Runners & walkers help Chase the Grinch out of town on December 4th. The 5K route starts and finishes at 301 Mayde road Berea Kentucky 40403.  This fun & mostly flat 5K distance is a fully supported course. Runners return to a festive & fun finish line with hot chocolate & post-run snacks, as well as entertainment & photo ops galore!​

For those who won't be around to Chase the Grinch out can make the chase virtually by participating in the Virtual Run. 

Lace up those tennis shoes and bring the family out and join the Grinch, along with Friends for our first annual 5k Fun walk/Run is $25 with Tshirt included.  Children 0-12 run with parents for only $5.00!

Runners, walkers, and joggers are welcome to participate in this chip-timed race, with registration starting at 9am, and race start at 10am.   It is chipped timed, so your time does not begin until you cross the start line. The DJ will provide instructions throughout the race as well as social distancing guidelines.


Before November 30th-$25.00 (Children 0-12 only $5.00 if registered to receive t-shirt).

December 1st - 4th - $30.00

Anyone who would like to donate any amount of money besides their entry fee may do so upon pre-registering. All donations and a portion of the proceeds go to buy Clothing, essentials and and help more kids in our area have gifts to open on Christmas morning.

Packet pickup will take place on race day at the race site from 9:00 a.m. to 9:50 am.

9:00am - Registration Opens
10:00am - 5k Race Starts
11:15 - Post-race celebration 

Requested shirt sizes are available while supplies last. 

Top Overall male and female and top 3 male and female age groups will receive recognition. 

When and where does the race take place?
Saturday, December 04, 2021. The race course begins and ends at Hitachi.  Registration opens at 9 am. Race start time is promptly 10 am.

How long is the course? 
The 5K is 3.1 miles.

How will I be timed? 
The race uses an electronic timing system that records race time and place via a transponder chip that will be given out at registration. Each individual competing in the 5K is required to use the race chip. Official times will not be recorded without a chip. There will be a clock at the finish line to view your time.

When and where do I pick up my registration materials?
Registration starts at 9 am for all participants – pre-registered runners have a separate registration station. Look for the Pre-Registered sign/banner. Walk-Up Registration has its own registration station, also look for the Walk-Up Registration sign/banner.

How will I receive my results?
Official results are posted for the top runners in each category, race staff has all results for on-site inquires, and results are posted on the race website.

Can I use my own race chip or tag rather than utilizing the one that is provided?
No, a custom chip and bib will be provided.

Who gets a T-shirt?
Only pre-registered runners that successfully complete the registration and payment processes by  November 15th are guaranteed a free race t-shirt.  The remaining shirts are available for free until they run out. Also, day-of participants may face limited sizes and availability.

Can I participate in the event with my dog?
Sorry, as much as we love our pets too, the safety of participants is our main concern. Therefore, we do not allow pets on the course.

Can I participate with a stroller?
Yes, nurturing future generations of runners is a priority and demonstrating healthy lifestyles to our kids is special. Please, however, start in the latter part of the runners.

What do I do with my personal items while I’m running?   Unfortunately for the safety of everyone participating there will be no gear drop-off area on race day. Please leave your belongings in your car or with a non-participant. 

Should I bring my own water?
Yes. For the safety of everyone participating, runners are encouraged to bring their own water. However, we will provide single-serving water cups. 

How do I register?
We are doing our best to make registration and payment a contactless transaction for everyone. You will need to register online at to participate in the race. 

I will be out of town on race day and not able to participate. Can I get my money returned?  We appreciate your race registration. We are unable to issue refunds or transfer registration. We are not in a position to credit your credit card or issue checks.

Will the race be held if it's raining?
The race is a "rain or shine" event. All participants are encouraged to dress appropriately for the weather, such as in a raincoat or hat. Umbrellas can pose a safety hazard to others, so please do not bring them. 

What will be provided after the race?  Finisher Medals will be available for pick up immediately upon finishing the race.  

Can I transfer my entry to someone else?
We have a strict NO TRANSFER policy.

Where do I park?   Hitachi parking lot

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