Come celebrate Festivus with the rest of us while completing an awesome 5k course.
We are back for the 3rd year. We had a outstanding turnout last year. Tons of fun was had by all. We look forward to making the experience even better this year.
All proceeds go directly to the New Florence Volunteer Fire Company.
Festivus 5k packet pickup will be at the New Florence Firehall morning of the race starting at 9am (possibly little earlier). Registration will close at 9:50 am to allow Smiley Miles Timing to put names into the system without delaying the start of the race of those who sign up day of.
Pricing is $20 until November 26th then it becomes $25 till registration closes, then $30 day of race. There is day registration starting at 9am (possibly little earlier) and ending at 950am. Cash or Check only day of. Credit cards will not be accepted day of.
People have spoken and since not everyone wants a shirt we are giving you the option to add a shirt while registering for a additional $5. This also allows us to offer a lower starting registration for everyone. Also those not wanting a shirt a chance to save some money by not paying for one. To receive a shirt, you must register by November 26th at 8pm No Exceptions. As you go through the registration process there will be an option to add a shirt for $5. Extras will not be ordered. After the race, Shirts of those who ordered one that did not show up will be sold to those runners that signed up on race day or missed shirt deadline for $5. No shirts will be ordered after the race and along with any other possible swag they will not be mailed.
If you would want to order a extra shirt please reach out to me The cost for a extra shirt will be $10 each.
New Florence Firehall Address
177 13th St, New Florence, PA 1594
Top 3 M & F overall, top 3 in each age group: 10 and under, 11-14,15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
Top 3 M & F overall only for walk
Top 3 M & F overall only for ruck division
(no duplicates, awards will not be mailed)
*children 10 and under must run race under their own power to be eligible for age group awards. Having been pushed on a stroller or carried by someone will not qualify.
Schedule of events:
9:00 am registration opens (possibly a little earlier)
9:45 am registration closes
10:00 am race starts
11:15 race ends (must be across mats by 11:15 to be included in results)
11:20 awards ceremony
Time limit is 1 hour 15 minutes so a 24:08 pace.
WHATS INCLUDED: custom race bib, custom race sticker, chip timing with results posted online. Snacks after the race as well, safe environment, and a chance to make lasting memories. Multiple photo op areas will be set up to take pictures before and after the event.
Race starts right in front of the former New Florence ambulance garage which is right beside the firehall. We will run up a block make a left head towards the New Florence Manor. Then quickly jumping on route 711 for about a tenth of a mile before hitting Boswell road. From there you run out towards the state gamelands running by the Laurel Hill Iron Furnace before turning around. From there you run back a couple tenths the same way you just came until you Pick up Furnace lane and head back towards town. Then you don’t have to make any turns for almost a mile when you make a turn on Mulberry Street run a couple blocks down to 15th street where you turn left and finish out the last tenthish mile the same tenthish mile how you started, finishing back in front of the old ambulance garage.
We will have someone stopping traffic as you cross 711. Also to slow traffic down the tenth of a mile you are on 711 before hitting Boswell road. It’s not a closed course but traffic is very minimal. We do ask you to be cautious and be aware of your surroundings.
The course is exactly 3.10 miles. I measured it numerous times. While measuring I made sure to run the most efficient route so that means running the tangents to you take the most direct line as a professional would. The course has a net gain in the first half of the race and net decline the second half.
There is one water stop on the course it will have water and gatorade (flavor to be determined), its located past the furnace right before the turn around there. Right at the 1.45 mile mark. Please keep all cups/trash located to that area. There will be a trash can there to throw cups in. Do not throw trash down the road.
We ask that no pets be brought on the course or into the firehall or around the event. We love animals but not everyone is comfortable around them. This is for safety and insurance reasons.
We DO NOT mail awards. Stick around to receive your award. We do not allow you to come and pick it up at your convenience either. We understand you may have to leave early for work or family obligations so please be an adult and get with us beforehand if you absolutely must leave early. We highly discourage having someone pick yours up during the awards because again you should have seen us before leaving and not everyone has that luxury to have someone there. We believe as a running community we all need to support one another in this community as it grows with each race. That support includes all the way through the award ceremony. We all need to celebrate the accomplishments of every participant at all events we attend and the hard work that goes into each persons training to get them from start to finish. That's why we want you to stick around. Also its nice to have people cheer others on as they finish.
Headphones are allowed, we ask you to please be courteous to fellow runners and that you listen to your audio at a reasonable volume so you can hear other runners coming or calling out if they are passing you. Also so you can hear those directing traffic or traffic coming, again it is not a closed course. If you are pushing a stroller please be aware of other runners and vehicles give them the right away.
We will do our best to make sure the roads are in good condition for the race, being a December race be prepared and dress appropriately for the conditions that may be present.
Also no smoking, alcohol or drug use is permitted in any area the race will be using this includes parking lots, staging area, race course or restrooms. These are our rules. Remember this is a kid friendly event where young lungs are at play along with the possibility of adults with health issues. we are trying to make this event safe and comfortable for everyone.
No throwing any trash/garbage along the course. Whatever you start with you have to end with. The only exception to throw trash away is at the water stop at that garbage can there.
We will once again try to make this is an official GoRuck sponsored division event. That means all those who ruck the course will get a official GoRuck Patch upon completion. You are also still eligible at a shot for the top 3 awards within the ruck division. We will give out awards to top 3 male and top 3 females who cross the finish line with a ruck on. The requirements are to have at least 20lbs for males and 10lbs for females. Must finish within the 1:15 time frame. The ruck must be in the form of a backpack (ruck), it must be on your back. Weight vests or duffel bags or other means to carry the weight do not qualify as a ruck.
We will be awarding the top 3 overall male and top 3 overall females who are in the walk division. You must also finish within the 1:15 time frame. There is no running allowed. You will be disqualified if caught running and your signed up for the walk. There will be serious race walkers present so running even as you see the finish line come into view will be grounds for disqualification.
Parking will be at the New Florence Firehall, additional parking will be available at the New Florence Playground which is 50 yards away, the far end of the playground which is 150 yards away, along the main street of New Florence. Please DO NOT PARK in any business parking lots, or block anyone’s driveway. We are not responsible if you get towed for doing that.
People have spoken and since not everyone wants a shirt we are giving you the option to add a shirt while registering for a additional $5. To receive a shirt, you must register by November 26th at 8pm No Exceptions. As you go through the registration process there will be an option to add a shirt for $5. Extras will not be ordered. After the race, Shirts of those who ordered one that did not show up will be sold to those runners that signed up on race day or missed shirt deadline for $5. No shirts will be ordered after the race and along with swag they will not be mailed.
If you would want to order a extra shirt please reach out to me The cost for a extra shirt will be $10 each.
We do not offer refunds, cancellations or transfers at this time. This event will go on no matter the weather unless by some chance a state of emergency is declared. If that happens we kindly thank you for your donation and we will see you the following year. Remember this is to raise money for the fire company and all proceeds go to them. We cant just refund entry fees.
Run signup does offer insurance for races and we enabled this feature for this race so if you want you can purchase insurance while registering but it does not go thru us directly it goes thru runsignup.
Any questions please reach out to us so we can get you the correct answer.
The official facebook event page will have the most up to date information. This will include course maps, elevation charts, shirt design, where to park along with any other info. This is a Only Eye Athletics event to benefit The New Florence Volunteer Fire Company. All proceeds go directly to the Fire Company.
Gun Timing with a mass start. Unless there is a strict covid restriction policy then the race will go to a starting mat time trial event with runners being spread out at the start. Race will not be cancelled unless a natural disaster. You bibs will have a chip on the back so time is accurate once you cross the finish line. For the timing mats to reads your time properly have bibs placed on the front of your body. If bibs are placed on your back it will not get read properly.
We will provide water and gatorade at the water stop. Flavor to be determined. There will also be post race snacks, ill try to have nice standard variety. There will also be water and gatorade at the finish along with bottle water.
Bathrooms are located inside the firehall and will be there to use before and after the race.
There will be a photo Op area inside the firehall for you to take pictures to remember the fun you had and to share the experience with your friends.
Someone will be taking pictures at the finish line. There will also be trail cameras setup along the course. Weather permitting there will be a finish line video as well.
If you would like to donate to the fire company please use the tab at the top of the page.
For More info check out the "OFFICIAL" Facebook event page.
Youtube: Videos of the course and where to park
Video of the course: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1WCwiNmg1s
We hope to see you there and that you choose to celebrate FESTIVUS with us.
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