2009 RRCA NATiONAl 5K ChAmpiONShip
Saturday, August 1, 2009 Anniston, Alabama
$2,400 in cash prizes including masters winners!
Welcome and Schedule of Events 2
All About Woodstock/Kidstock 2-3How To Register 5
United Cerebral Palsy & Special Olympics 6Anniston Runners Club 7
All AboutWoodstock/KidstockKidstock 1 Mile Run/Walk for kids 14 and under The Kidstock 1 Mile Run/Walk will start at 8:30 a.m. All participants will receive finisher ribbons.
Kidstock Awards Only 14-year olds and younger are eligible for Kidstock awards. The following overall trophies will be awarded:1st, 2nd, 3rd Place Overall Male/Female Kidstock trophies will be given to the top three finishers, male and female, in each age category: 5-under; 6-8; 9-11; 12-14.
Kids Corral Dont let your kids keep you from running the 5K! The Kids Corral is available - sign in your child to our childcare volunteers at 7:15 a.m. and pick them up when you finish the race! Then let them run the Kidstock 1 Mile Run/Walk! The Kids Corral activities will be located right by the finish. Check the box on the entry form to let us know you need space. Its free, but the number is limited to 30 kids.
Woodstock Goes Green Dont trash those cans or plastic! Woodstock is proud to show its green side by offering a recycling option for all recyclable waste at our event. Save your old shoes, too! We will be accepting your old running shoes to recycle.
Packet Pickup Pasta PigoutFriday, July 31 at Classic on Noble Dont miss out on the best pre-race meal ever! This is the motherlode of carbo loads! Youve never had a better pasta dinner, and its included in your race entry fee! Also, this is your last chance to register for both the 5K and the 1 Mile fun run. Pickup your race packet/goody bag and you are ready to run. (Non-runners can enjoy the meal, too, with a $10.00 cash donation or check to United Cerebral Palsy OR Special Olympics.) Plan to attend the Packet Pickup Pasta Pigout the night before the big race (Friday, July 31) from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at 1024 Noble Street in downtown Anniston. But be sure to check the box on the entry form to let us know you are coming so we can make sure to have enough noodles!
Welcome fromRace Director Anniston Runners Club invites you to participate in what the Road Runners Club of America considers the best road race in the country! Thats right, the Woodstock 5K in Anniston, AL is not only the 2009 RRCA National 5K Championship, but the event was voted as the RRCA Road Race of the Year the highest honor the RRCA can bestow on a race. Athletes of all ages and sizes are encouraged to register. Whether you want to race it or walk it, compete individually or on a team, we guarantee a great time. Please take a few minutes to review this magazine and see what makes our race special! Im sure you will mark your calendar for our event Saturday, August 1, 2009. Proceeds benefit United Cerebral Palsy and Special Olympics.
see you at the 29th Woodstock!Brooke Nelson, Race Director
Anniston Runners Clubbrookenelson@amcvets.com
Woodstock/Kidstock Schedule of EventsFRiDAy, July 31 - 5:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.Packet Pickup Pasta Pigout at Classic on Noble LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER!
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6:30 a.m.- Last chance to pickup packets. NO RACE-DAY REGISTRATION
7:15 a.m. - First Call to the Start Line
7:25 a.m. - Final Announcements
7:30 a.m. - Woodstock 5K Start
8:30 a.m. - Kidstock 1 Mile Run/Walk Start Post-Race Party and Expo
9:30 a.m. - Awards Ceremony
Results/Awards are based on Chip Time (not Gun Time). There will be no double-dipping on awards. For example, if the winner of the 1st Place Overall Male is 40-years old, he will not col-lect the Masters (40-49) Award, too. If you sign up for the Clydesdale or Athena Division, you WILL be eligible for Overall Awards, but you will NOT be eligible for Age-Group Awards.
Cash Prizes and signature bobblehead trophies will be awarded to the following:1st Place Overall M/F .....................................$500/each 2nd Place Overall M/F ....................................$300/each3rd Place Overall M/F ....................................$200/each1st Place Masters M/F (40-49) ...........................$50/each1st Place Grandmasters M/F (50-59) ..................$50/each1st Place Great Grandmasters M/F (60-69) ........$50/each1st Place Great-Great Grandmasters M/F (70+) ..$50/each
Woodstock trophies will be given to the top three finishers, male and female, in each age category:
NEW for 2009 Woodstock trophies will be given to the top three finishers in the following divisions, but runners must check the appropriate box on the entry form to be entered in these divisions.
Clydesdale Division (Male 200+ pounds)
Athena Division (Female 140+ pounds)
Woodstock 5K Awards
Bib Numbers You will receive a bib number in your Race Packet. Make sure you wear the number you receive. Your number must be visible at all times during the event for safety reasons, and so the race announcer and race photographer can identify you.
timing Chip - Woodstock Only On RACE MORNING, you will go to the CHIP TENT to receive a ChampionChip that you will attach to your shoe with bubble ties. Make sure the chip is secure! You must return the chip at the end of the race. This chip is programmed to coincide with your individual race number. It is imperative that you wear your assigned chip until you cross the finish line. Someone will take your chip from you after you finish. If you do not turn in your chip, you will be billed a $50 replacement fee.
YOU MUST WEAR THE TIMING CHIP AND CROSS THE TIMING MATS TO BE SCORED!
team Challenge - Woodstock Only Get your group members, co-workers, church members, or friends to form a team and compete for special team awards and door prizes! Wear team shirts, dress alike, bring cheerleaders! At least one team member must be an active Anniston Runners Club member with a minimum of 5 and maximum of 10 runners/walkers. The top 5 times from each team will be averaged with the quickest average as the winning team. Team members must fill out a regular Woodstock entry form and pay the regular entry fee. Teams must register by July 29, 2009. For more details and the Team Challenge Form, go to: www.woodstock5k.com
Food, Door Prizes, and Post-Race Party! Woodstock is known for a fantastic post-race party! Great music! Waffle House and Mellow Mushroom will feed the runners! Popsicles, watermelon, peanut butter and jelly, and more are available after the race. There will be two aid stations on the course, and water and Gatorade at the start/finish and at the Post-Race Party. There will be more than $3,000 in donated doorprizes. Expect to win something!
Want to be a Vendor? We would love to have you as vendor at our event! Go to the website, www.woodstock5k.com, fill out the Woodstock Vendor Form 2009, and mail it in! Hosting a booth is free, but we do require you to register before the event. Woodstock is good for vendors, and the vendors are great for Woodstock!
How to Volunteer? Simply email the Race Director, Brooke Nelson at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Let her know you want to help with the event! Thanks!
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TOp 10 COuNTDOWNWhy You ShouldRun Woodstock:
You may ask Why should I go to Anniston, AL in August to run a 5k? Well, this is not any ordinary 3.1 mile event.
10 The whole historic Woodstock neighborhood comes out to cheer and support the runners.
9 You get to run with 800 of your new best friends.
8 Best race packets and door prizes of any event around.
7 Proceeds benefit United Cerebral Palsy and Special Olympics.
6 The Packet Pickup Pasta Pigout at Classic on Noble is the motherlode of carbo loads.
5 You get breakfast from Waffle House and pizza from Mellow Mushroom.
4 You get ICE COLD SPONGES during the run and a huge firehose sprays you at the finish.
3 The totally cool coveted bobblehead trophies and unique technical shirts.
2 Its the 2009 Road Runners Club of America National 5K Championship!
1 Can you say, $2,400 in prize money?
Photo by Trent Penny
Photo by Jay Williams
Photo by Michael Heston
Photo by Jay Williams
Photo by Michael Heston
1. Register at Active.com
2. Go to www.woodstock5k.com, print out an entry form, and mail it in.
3. Fill out the entry form to the right and mail it in.
how to Register
NOTE: There will beNO RACE DAY REGISTRATION!
Photo by Michael Heston Photo by Trent PennyPhoto by Michael Heston
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