Run in Bluephoria

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This year's 5K Race was great!
We'd like to thank everyone who participated! Click Here for race results!

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The Details

Learn more about the August 24th fivek race and don't forget to view the results.

When:

Saturday, August 24, 2013

5K: 7:30 am EDT
Fun Run/Walk: 7:35 am EDT

Where:

The race begins and ends (rain or shine) at:
Bluegrass Cellular
2902 Ring Road
Elizabethtown, KY

Cost:

5K Fees
Entry Fee: $20
Student: $20
Late Fee: $30 (August 19, 2013 and after)

1 Mile Walk Fees:

Entry Fee: $20
Late Fee: $30 (August 19, 2013 and after)

Bag Pickup:

Preregistered runners can pick up their 5K bags on Friday, August 23 from 11:00 am EST to 6:00 pm EST. Pickup will be at the rear of Bluegrass Cellular headquarters building in Elizabethtown, 2902 Ring Road. Please park at the rear of the building and follow the signs to pick up your bag.

Where To Stay:

If you are coming from out of town for the race, the following hotels are offering special pricing:

Best Western Atrium Gardens
$77.17 flat rate; Must be booked by 8/1/13

Comfort Suites
$90.00 flat rate; Must be booked 2 weeks prior

Quality Inn & Suites
$85.00 flat rate

The Route

Check out the fivek route and don't forget to check out the results.

1. Head south on Dolphin Dr.

2. Turn right onto Mulberry St. (Rt. 62)

3. Turn right onto Pawnee Dr.

4. Turn right onto French St.

5. Turn right onto Metts Ct.

6. Turn right at N. Miles St.

7. Turn right onto Winchester Blvd.

8. Turn left at Yorkshire Dr.

9. Turn right onto Colony Dr.

10. Turn right onto Windview Pl.

11. Turn right onto Ring Rd.

12. Turn left onto Mary T. Meagher Dr.

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The Sponsors

Thank you to all of our sponsors.

We are very appreciative to the following sponsors who have helped make this race possible!

 

Gold Level

  • Gerald
  • Hardin Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
  • Assurant Solutions
  • Proforma
  • Doe Anderson
  • Sonim
  • HTC
  • E'town Swim & Fitness

Silver Level

  • Mosaik Solutions
  • South Central Bank
  • Samsung
  • Bright Point
  • Impress Party Productions
  • Motorola

The Cause

Read about the causes the fivek race supports and don't forget to view the results.

The annual race proceeds go to local cross country teams at Elizabethtown, John, Central, North Hardin Christian and North Hardin High Schools. 

Fun Run/Walk proceeds are donated to Greenspace, Inc., a non-profit organization that maintains the walking trails in Hardin County.

Last year, Bluegrass Cellular raised over $8,210 for these causes and we hope to raise even more in 2013!

The Training

Start training for the fivek race!

Training Programs

Quick Tips

Set A Goal

Keep in mind that you are the only one you are competing against, and your goal is to do the best that you can do, avoid injuries, and have fun.

Strength Training

Weight lifting two to three times per week is another way to improve your 5K run. Not only will it strengthen the muscles, ligaments and tendons to help prevent injury, it will make the leg muscles less prone to fatigue during the event.

Stretch After Exercise

Flexibility is an important component of fitness, and exercise tends to increase the amount of flexibility in a joint.

Eat Before Exercise

Eating a simple meal of 200 to 400 calories about two to three hours before the race is important to have fuel for the event, but also have time to digest the food.

Eat After Exercise

The post-exercise meal is critical to recovery and improves your ability to train consistently.

Listen to Your Body

If you experience any sharp pain, weakness or light-headedness during exercise, pay attention. This is your body's signal that something is wrong.

Avoid Pre-Race Jitters

To help avoid nervousness before the event, arrive with plenty of time so you aren't rushed, get a thorough warm-up, know the course, and dress for the weather.