New Date: March 13, 2021
It is with tremendous regret that we have made the decision to extend the initial postponement of the Run for the Gold 5K until March 13, 2021. As you are aware, Governor Cooper has declared a State of Emergency for the State of North Carolina that currently prohibits gatherings of more than 10 people. Governor Cooper has mapped out a plan to open up the state, which includes 3 phases. Looking through the 3 phases of opening up North Carolina, it has become evident to us that the Run for the Gold cannot be run on June 20th, 2020.
As such, we are contacting our runners, our volunteers and our sponsors to inform them of our decision to place the safety of our runners and our volunteers over our desire to hold the Run for the Gold 5K . This decision has been a difficult one and one that our planning committee has agonized over. We have tried to come up with creative ways to run the race safely, but due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we do not believe that this is possible.
We also realize that our wonderful participants are likely to have been impacted financially as well due to the Pandemic and the economic losses that are associated with the stay-at-home order. We are contacting our participants to ask them what they would like Run for the Gold 5K to do with their registration fees. There are three ways to proceed going forward. As you know, the Run for the Gold net proceeds will be used for to purchase outdoor fitness equipment for the local Thomasville community, and the residents of United Church Homes & Services at Piedmont Crossing, so the first option would be to allow the Run for the Gold 5K to use your 2020 registration fee to use your registration fee for the purchase of the outdoor fitness equipment. The second is to defer your registration for the 2021 race. The third is option is to request a refund of your registration fee. We are happy to return the money to you, especially in these difficult financial times.
In a nut-shell, please let us know how you would like to proceed no later than May 10th, 2020 : 1) Donate your 2020 registration fee towards the purchase of the outdoor fitness equipment, 2) Defer your registration fee to the 2021 race or 3) Refund your registration fee.
The RunTimeRaces Team
Additional race information can be found at https://www.runtimeraces.com/.
RunTimeRaces is hosting the inaugural Run for the Gold Piedmont Crossing 5K & 1K Fun Run (Walk or Run) presented by Novant Health. This course starts and finishes on the campus of Piedmont Crossing in Thomasville, NC, and is in partnership with the Thomasville Parks & Recreation.The funds raised will be used for outdoor health and fitness equipment at Piedmont Crossing. Please make plans to join us on Saturday, June 20th at 8:30 a.m. As a RunTimeRaces produced event, be assured this event will be well organized and leave you with an Awesome Race Experience.
Can't participate and would still like to support our event and get a cool race shirt? Consider being a PHANTOM RUNNER (No participation required, shirts may be picked up at Packet Pick up or on-site Race Day).
Early Registration through 11:59 pm on Tuesday, June 9th includes a custom race tee. Late Registration is from Wednesday, June 9th through 11:59 pm Tuesday, June 16th. Race Day Registration opens from 7:15 am - 8:15 am. (NO Race Tee with Late OR Race Day Registration).
Given to the top 3 male & female finishers, and top Overall Masters male and female. Awards will go to the top 3 male and female 5K finishers in the following age groups:
Age Divisions (Male & Female)
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, 70-74, 75-79, 80 PLUS
Packet Pick Up for Friday, June 19th at race venue between 4 pm to 6 pm.
Race Day Packet Pick Up at race venue between 7:15 am - 8:15 am.
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The 5K starts at 8:30 am AFTER the Fun Run.
The Fun Run is 1K (6/10th of a mile), and will begin at 8:25 am BEFORE the 5K.
Conveniently located in beautiful Davidson County, North Carolina, Piedmont Crossing retirement community offers comfortable surroundings and all the services and amenities you need to make living easy, enjoyable, and stimulating.
Our community combines small-town grace with the convenience of nearby cities such as Greensboro, High Point and Winston Salem.
For more than 25 years, Piedmont Crossing has been known as a destination of choice for North Carolina retirement living. As a non-for-profit continuing care community, owned and operated by United Church Homes and Services (UCHS), Piedmont Crossing is home to dynamic people with a passion for life, ideas, activity, and engagement.
The Thomasville Parks and Recreation Department was established in 1949. Thomasville was the 18th city in North Carolina to create a municipal Recreation Department.
The department maintains over 84 acres of recreation property in the City of Thomasville. They provide seven playgrounds, three tennis courts, a 7,000 sq. foot Skate Park, six outdoor basketball courts, one gymnasium, three recreation centers, one professional size baseball field, one football stadium, one administrative office building, and seven athletic fields. Our staff is made up of eleven full-time employees.
The department strives to offer a holistic approach to its recreational opportunities. When offering programming to the public the department strives to create new and affordable avenues for everyone to participate but also maintaining the quality expected by all.
All sales are final. No refunds for this event.
RunTimeRaces reserves the right to modify, change, reschedule, or cancel this event.
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