We couldn't stand the cold and felt that if we just pushed to open TKPK5K registration today, maybe we could hurry spring along a bit. It must have worked because the sun came out and temps climbed well above freezing!!! Please do your part and spread a bit of spring by telling everyone you know that REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Woohoo!!
As TKPK5K fans know, February not only means a Groundhog, Valentines, Presidents Day and COLD, but TKPK5K REGISTRATION!!!! We are working hard to pull in sponsorships and work through logistics so that we can open registration on or close to Thursday, February 26. Also, when registration opens, let's celebrate by pulling out and old TKPK5K t-shirt and wearing it proudly that day, or, at least, send your kid to school in one!!! Check back here or on Facebook (facebook.com/TKPK5K) or Twitter (@TKPK5K) for the latest. And as always, please tell your family, friends and colleagues about our awesome event!
As the cold weather begins to settle into the metro DC area, it's nice to start planning for the return of warm temps, flowers, and, of course, The Takoma Park Safe Routes to School 5K Challenge! The 2015 event will be our seventh and as in years past, proceeds from the event fund programs focusing on bike and pedestrian safety, health and fitness offered by the Parent Teacher Associations at Takoma Park, Piney Branch, Rolling Terrace and East Silver Spring Elementary Schools and Takoma Park Middle School. Running/walking clubs, recess equipment and direct bike and pedestrian safety education are some of the specific uses of race revenue over the past five years. The event itself is a super fun morning with three races including a 5k, a 1 mile and a 1/4 mile event just for our youngest participants. Planning is just getting underway so if you'd like to help raise money, support a school-based running club, promote registration or volunteer on race weekend, just let us know. And please, mark your calendars for Sunday, May 3!
What an incredible day it has been. Thank you to all of the wonderful volunteers who came out to help. And thank you, our approximately 1,100 registered participants for another fantastic event. We can't do it without you! It's such a pleasure to see so many friends from the past six years and so many first timers.
Drumroll please...Here are the official race results.
Online registration is now closed! Thank you to all who have signed up. We have over 900 registrations today for race packet assembly. The shirts look GREAT and we've also got some snazzy bags from our wonderful sponsor, CitySports.
Late registration is still available this weekend at race packet pick-up locations.
- Saturday Race packet pick-up and late registration: CitySports, 8510 Fenton Street, Silver Spring, 2pm-6pm
- Sunday Race packet pick-up and late registration: Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Avenue, starting at 7am
NOTE: Chips are attached to 5k bibs. Chips need to be fastened to shoes. After the race PLEASE return the chip by putting it in the designated buckets. THANK YOU!
Race day details:
7:00 AM We open up to start race packet pick-up and final, last minute registrations
7:50 Announcements and Stretches
8:00 AM 5K START Wave 1: 10 minute mile and faster
8:03 AM 5K START Wave 2: Over 10 minute mile and runners with strollers, in the back.
8:06 AM 5K START Wave 3: Walkers
8:50 AM TKPK5K 1st Annual Award Honoree Announced
9:00 AM 1 Mile Fun Run START
9:15 AM 1/4 Mile Youth Run START