Invite your friends and family to come and see you finish! Drop a few hints before the race about how much you'd love to see a sign with your name welcoming you across the finish line. Good luck, you are going to be great!
8AM: Enter through the NCS Main Entrance, across from Hometown Bank and Hooper Field. The back gates will be closed.Parking is free but limited. Come early to secure a good spot and make sure you have enough time to get to the starting line.
8:45AM: Kids Zone opens with a bounce house, face painting, a balloon artist and other fun for the kids.
8:45AM: Opening Remarks.
8:50AM: Call runners to line up. Based on your expected pace, please line up with our speedy runners upfront and our walkers towards the back. REMEMBER: Pets & strollers are not allowed on the racecourse. 9AM: 5K Starts! After the race, be sure to grab some free water and snacks. Then stop by Kelly Kemper Yoga’s tent for much-needed post-race stretching.
10AM (approximately): Kids’ Fun Run Starts! The NCS Cross Country Team will lead and follow the last kid to ensure they know where to go and leave no one behind. Each participant will receive a medal at the end of the race. The Fun Run is NOT timed and there will be no award ceremony for this race.
10:30AM (approximately): 5K Awards Ceremony. The 5K medals will be awarded to the following; Female & Male Overall Winners, Female & Male Overall Masters Winners (40& older), Top Three Female & Male: 9 & Under, 10-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
11AM: Course Closes.
Please stick around to cheer the last participant across the finish line and for the awards ceremony.