PRE-REGISTRATION IS CLOSED
You can still register at the Library,
Tuesday 3 July at 6:00pm
or on the morning of the Race!
Huntsville Independence Day
Patriotic 5K and Kids Fun Run
Race Date: Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Location: Huntsville Town Park
7400 E. 200 S, Huntsville, UT
7:00 AM & 7:40 AM at the Northeast corner of the Park
There will be a timer at the end of the race, but no chips for this Patriotic 5K
Prizes will be awarded for the Top 3 Most Patriotic outfits in the 5K and Top 3 in the Kids Fun Run.
Prizes will also be awarded for the top 3 Male & Female finisher in the 5K, and the first 10 men and women to cross the line in the 5K.
A Free Breakfast is included in your Registration
(Next year we are hoping to add an obstacle race so stay tuned!)
Links for Runners:
Race date: Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Race start times:
7:00 AM 5K
7:40 AM Kids Run
Tee shirt sizing: Shirts are Unisex ie..Women L is a Men M. Youth XL is a Women small. Make sure you specify Adult or Youth shirt size. We will order what you put down. We will not assume gender so order the unisex size you feel will fit you best.
Group Rates for 5 or more: Contact Syrina Stewart (801) 745-3158
Kids Run: $10.00 (Ages 12 and under)
Registrations on the day of the event will be limited (cut off registration time is 6:40 AM)!
Packet pick up will be available :
Tuesday : July 3rd, 4:00 – 6:00 PM
Huntsville Library —
131 S. 7400 E.
Race Registration available this night: Tee-shirt sizes limited.
Packets will also be available the morning of the race beginning at 6:00 AM.
Race packets contain:
Tee shirts are not guaranteed on registrations after June 26th.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event? Yes. You will be asked to show a Photo ID or your printed ticket in order to pick up your runner packet. Ages 3+ will be allowed to participate.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event? There is ample parking at the church parking lot and around the perimeter of Huntsville Park except the cordoned off area on the North side of the park. The parade begins at 10:00 a.m. and the roads surrounding the park and church will be blocked off. If you need to get your car out you will have to get it out of these areas before 9:30 a.m.
What can/can’t I bring to the event? Any pets you bring to the event must be leashed and with you at ALL times and are NOT permitted within the park boundaries.
Is my registration/ticket transferrable? You may transfer your registration to another participant before the 26th of June. After which, you may not get the correct sized race shirt and may not get a shirt at all.
Can I update my registration information? Registration updates can be done by sending an email to the event organizer.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? You will be processed more quickly to pick up your runner pack if you have a printed ticket to show
Things to Know Before Running Your First 5K
When you first start running, it’s easy to get excited about the thought of completing a race, such as 5K. But you may have some questions or concerns before you get started. Here some things to consider before taking on your first 5K:
1. You don’t have to run 5K (3.1 miles) before the actual race.
Many beginner runners assume that they need to run at least the race distance or beyond to be ready for the race. To be physically prepared for the race, you don’t have to run 3.1 miles before race day. If you can run or run/walk for 30 minutes, you should be able to safely and comfortably complete a 5K.
2. You should practice running outside.
It’s fine to do some of your training on the treadmill, but make sure that you also do some runs outside. You use different muscles when you run outdoors so, if you run exclusively on a treadmill running, you may have a hard time adjusting to a different surface during the race. While there are some benefits of treadmill running, doing some of your miles outside will help get you more physically and mentally prepared for the race.
3. You don’t need to carbo-load for a 5K.
Some people hear about runners eating lots of carbs before a big race and they think it applies before running any race. You really only need extra carbs if you’re running a longer distance race such as a half or full marathon. If you’re running a 5K, you don’t need to load up on carbs the day before the race. Just eat what you would normally eat the day before the race, but try to avoid foods fatty or greasy foods that might lead to gastrointestinal issues.
The morning of the race, you don’t want to stuff yourself, but you also don’t want to have a totally empty stomach. It’s not a good idea to eat immediately before running because it may lead to cramping or side stitches. Skipping breakfast altogether may cause you to run out of energy. Your best bet is to eat a snack or light meal about 90 minutes before the race starts.
Try to eat something that’s high in carbohydrates and lower in fat, fiber, and protein. Some examples of good pre-5K fuel include: a bagel with peanut butter; turkey and cheese on whole wheat bread; a banana and an energy bar; or a bowl of cold cereal with a cup of milk.
4. Your race number goes on the front of your shirt.
Before the race, you’ll pick up your race packet, which will include your race number (also called a race bib), race T-shirt, and possibly some other race swag. When you put on your race number, make sure you put it on the front of your shirt, not the back. You can use safety pins on all four corners of the bib to keep it in place. It’s important to wear your bib to let race officials know you’re part of the race. Also, if there are official race photographers on the course, they’ll use your bib number to identify your race photos. So make sure your number is clearly visible when you see photographers on the course and especially at the finish line. If there’s a B-Tag timing device on the back of your race bib, make sure it’s not bent or covered with clothing or a running belt.