Town Creek Park
1150 S Gay St
Auburn, AL 36830
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Date: August 24th, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM

August 24, 2019: Running for Wrestlers 5K
Location: Town Creek Park, Auburn, AL
Distance(s): 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk, 5K

Come out and start the new school year by participating in the first local Fall 5K race while also supporting your local wrestling club! The Auburn Takedown Wrestling Club is a non-profit organization for all local wrestlers from the youth up through high school levels. We do not receive any financial support from Auburn City Schools. The club is in its infancy and currently raising funds to support a year-round facility and furnish it with practice mats. Additional funds will be used to subsidize the cost of uniforms, training equipment, cleaning supplies, and other consumables.  We are striving to become a quality program on par with the best in the state and it takes funds to do it. The 5K and 1-Mile routes will take runners and walkers on a scenic tour of a lovely, historic Auburn residential area.  We look forward to having participants of all ages and fitness levels.

Event details and schedule
Location: Town Creek Park
Distance(s): 1-Mile Fun Run, 5K (3.1 Miles)
Date: August 24, 2019
Packet Pickup / Race Day Registration: 7:00 AM
Race Start Times: 1-Mile, 8:00 AM
                               5K, 8:30 AM
Cost: 1-Mile: $15 (Online) by August 22nd / $25 (Race Day)
          5K - $25 (Online) by August 22nd / $45 (Race Day)
5K Award Categories: Top 3 Overall Male/Female
T-Shirt for 5K participants: Guaranteed if registered by August 9th
Description: A scenic tour of historic Auburn residential streets! 

Schedule of Events - Saturday, August 24th
7:00 AM – 7:45 AM.  Packet Pick up and race day registration
8:00 AM – 1-Mile Fun Run Start
8:30 AM - 5K Race Start
9:30 AM – 5K Awards

Course: The 5K course winds through the streets of beautiful historic Auburn residential streets.  The race begins and ends on the entrance road into Town Creek Park. ALL runners are to gather at the front, walkers behind the runners and any strollers are to make up the rear. There will be signs and volunteers on the race routes to direct and guide you along the way. No roads will be blocked off for the race. You will need to run along the side of the road or on sidewalks.

Parking: There is ample parking in Town Creek Park or in the newly developed gravel parking area across Gay St.

Awards: Special awards to the top three overall male and female.

Shirts & Goodies: All 5K participants registered by August 9th are guaranteed a race shirt. We'll have extras, but registrations after that date are not guaranteed a t-shirt.

Water & Aid: The water stop for the 5k will be located just about the 1.5-mile mark at the intersection of Heard and Dumas. We will also have plenty of water, fruit, and other nutritional items at the start/finish line.

Weather: In the event of inclement weather, there are no “rain dates”. If the weather conditions are hazardous, Race Management has the right to change, eliminate parts of the course, or delay up to a point. However, if it is deemed too dangerous to race, the event will be canceled and there will be no refunds. Of course, we will do everything in our power to have the event, but your safety is of our utmost concern.

Event Courtesy Policy: This event is designed to be fun for the entire family. With that in mind any competitor, spectator, parent, volunteer, or sponsor, exhibiting unsportsmanlike conduct or interfering with the positive, competitive atmosphere of the event will be asked to leave the venue and course immediately with no refunds.