Early registration is $25. After May 17, 2017, the price increases to $30
Kids 12 and under register for free with an adult registration (no t-shirt).
Register by June 1, 2017 to be guaranteed a t-shirt.
There will be competitive and non-competitive divisions starting at the same time. Non-competitive racers will not have chips or reported times.
Awards will be given for the overall top three timed finishers (female and male), and the first female and male finishers in the following age groups: 0-12, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and older.
Yes, there will be race-day registration. #procrastinators'rights
Date: June 17, 2017
Time: 8:00 a.m.
The race begins on Chavis Way at Chavis Park, and follows the Little Rock Trail Greenway to the Walnut Creek Wetlands Center, and continues in the Walnut Creek Trail to the turnaround. The route is out and back. There is a water stop near the Wetlands Center.
A Google map of the route is here.
The race is USATF certified. You can find all the nerdy certification stuff here: http://www.usatf.org/events/courses/maps/showMap.asp?courseID=NC17105NW
If you have questions about the accessibility of the route, please contact us at feminist5k[at]gmail[dot]com.
Parking is available at Chavis Park, and at the back of the park (on Chavis Way), directly adjacent to the start/finish area.
Packet pick up will be at Fleet Feet Sports at the Ridgewood Shopping Center on June 16, 2017 from 4-7 pm. Packets may also be picked up on race day.
We will be collecting items for the Women's Center at the Packet Pick Up and on Race Day.
Requested items include clothing for women, sanitary napkins and tampons, personal hygiene items, food, paper items, cleaning supplies, cell phones. Details about needed items may be found on the Women's Center's website. Please note that diapers are not currently needed.
Q. Is the race open to men?
A. Yes, men are welcome. Feminism is also open to men.
Q. What about walkers?
A. Walkers are totally welcome and encouraged, as are folks who use mobility devices.
Q. Are strollers ok?
A. Yes. The course is all paved. There is a brief rough patch on the Greenway near Bragg St., but it's navigable.
Q. Can I bring my dog?
A. We can't allow dogs, except service dogs. Your dog doesn't have to know where you were.
Q. Do I have to wear running shoes?
A. Of course not. Barefoot runners are welcome and will be revered.
Q. Will there be a fun run component?
A. The race IS a fun run! All abilities are invited and we will not discriminate on the basis of fun-ness orientation. There will also be a competitive division; nothing wrong with that either.
Q. Can I wear earbuds or what have you?
A. Sure, you can wear ear buds so long as they don't drown out course instructions, or you can just be present. It's not so bad.
Q. Will there be awards?
A. Although awards categories are based on socially constructed characteristics designed to divide and marginalize, there will be awards. We're picking our battles.