The newly-created CCRI 5K Book Award is the official charity of this race. Active CCRI students with extenuating financial needs who meet the eligibility criteria can apply for funds that can be used to pay for textbooks and supplies.
Yes. Online registration and race-day registration will accept additional donations. All proceeds from these additional donations will go directly to the CCRI 5K Book Award.
This year's course is not USATF certified, but it has been accurately wheel-measured.
Located entirely on the CCRI Flanagan Campus, the CCRI 5K is a combination of paved roadway surfaces and wooded trails. The off-road sections are part of CCRI's groomed cross country course.
All runners/walkers will participate in the same start. Faster runners should position themselves close to the start line, but be cognizant that the race may include inexperienced young runners who may not be fully aware of race etiquette.
Please arrive no later than 9:15 a.m. to ensure enough time to find a place to park and walk to the Packet Pickup/Registration area.
Race packets will be distributed prior to race start, beginning at 8 a.m. at the Packet Pickup/Registration area next to the Field House.
T-shirts are guaranteed for the first 300 participants. Entry fees also include post run/walk snacks and beverages.
Yes. Registration will open on race day at 8 a.m. in the Field House.
Because we offer awards and t-shirts, we must order well in advance. We must estimate how many people will be competing in order to make sure we have enough of each, but don't spend money on material that will not be used. Entering early helps both the runner and the event save money, and ensures supplies are appropriate for the event.
Participants will park in the South Lot (the lot closest to the Field House) at CCRI's Flanagan Campus. The start line is a short walk from this parking area.
Dogs are not allowed on the course. Strollers are welcome but please be aware that parts of the course are slightly hilly and on unpaved surfaces. This may challenge some stroller participants.
Headphones are allowed, but they are discouraged for your safety and the safety of others.
The restroom facilities in the Flanagan Campus Field House will be available before, during, and after the race. There will be no facilities along the course.
No. The parking area is close to the race start and gear check will be unnecessary.
There will be one water table positioned just after the 2K marker.
Dress accordingly; the 5K will be held rain or shine.
Unfortunately, refunds will not be given to runners registered for the CCRI 5K who are unable to participate.
Absolutely! Everyone loves a little encouragement. See the course map to plot your cheering spot along the paved portions of the course. Additionally, the finish line is located on the center of the soccer field; there will be bleachers and picnic tables for spectators to cheer on participants.
Contact Alan Gousie with any additional questions you may have.