5k Run-3k Walk

 

Seventh Annual PSC 5K Run / 3K WalkSaturday - July 20, 2013 - Information

Event Organizers: Jolie Avant and Alex Moore (708) 709-2943

PSC 5K Run / 3K Walk 2013 Sponsors TBA

Photo Strip of PSC cross-country athletes

July 20, 2013 Event - Registration Form

SEVENTH ANNUAL PRAIRIE STATE PIONEERS 5K RUN/3K WALK SET TO TAKE FLIGHT Prairie State College has seen the Prairie State Pioneers 5k Run/3k Walk grow by leaps and bounds since its inception in 2007.

The seventh addition of the annual event is set to step off Saturday, July 20, from the Pioneer Recreation and Sports Park (100 197th Place, Chicago Heights, IL).

The 5k (3.1 mile) run is slated for a 9:30 a.m. start while the 3k walk (1.8 miles) will begin at 9:35 a.m.

Potential participants are encouraged to take advantage of both event’s early bird registration opportunity. There are three separate payment tiers for registration.

All 5k participants who register on the day of the event will pay $25 while all walkers who register on the June 25 will be charged $15. Students with a PSC ID card will be charged $22.

Event T-Shirts will be given only if participant registers prior to June 21.

All participants will receive a goody bag, food, and beverage at the finish line and a raffle entry with the opportunity to win running gear along with other assorted gifts.

Race day registration will take place from 8-9 a.m. on July 20.

There will be seven age groups for both women and men in the 5k run with medals being awarded to the first-place male and female finishers in each classification. All male and female second and third-place finishers in each class will receive a certificate.

All 3k walkers will also receive a participation certificate.

For additional information please contact Prairie State Athletic Department Administrative Assistant Barb Graf (708) 709-7837 or Prairie State Coordinator of Sports Information Chris Kuchta (708) 709-3950.


Event Fees:

  • 5k Run (9:30 a.m.) | 3k Walk (9:35 a.m.) Early Bird: May 28 - June 21 Runners $15; Student with ID $12; Walkers $10 Registration: June 24 - July 19 Runners $20; Student with ID $18; Walkers $12 Race Day: July 20 Runners $25; Student with ID $22; Walkers $15 To avoid long lines the day of the event, event fees can be paid in advance at the PSC Athletic Complex located in the Field House. Make checks payable to: Prairie State College, Memo: 5K Run. You may pay via credit card at the business office located in the Main Building. Park in Lot A then walk into the Main Building.

For more information regarding event fees, call or e-mail either Barb Graf (708) 709-7837 or Chris Kuchta (708) 709-3950. Packets will be available for pickup between July 15 through July 19.

Race day registration will take place from 8-9 a.m. at the Prairie State College Parking Lot E.

The Course: A printable pdf map of the course is located online. There are also copies in the Athletic Office.

Directions: Directions

Participants will receive:

  • Goody bags
  • Food and beverages at the finish line
  • Raffle entry - running gear and other gifts

Event t-shirts will be given only to runners who register between May 28 and June 21.

Begin/Finish: The run/walk starts at 9:30 a.m. and 9:35 a.m. at Prairie State College, located at 202 South Halsted Street, in Chicago Heights, IL. The 5K course is 3.1 miles and the 3K walk is 1.8 miles. The streets are marked at each mile. A digital clock will be at the finish line. Bicycles, in-line skaters, roller skaters, scooters, other wheeled vehicles (except wheelchairs), and dogs are not allowed during the event.

Water Stations / Medical Aid: Water stations are near the start and midpoint of the course. There will also be water and medical personnel available in the finish line area. Washrooms are located on campus in the main building.

Special Needs: We invite any participant with a special need to contact our staff upon registration so that necessary arrangements may be made.

Volunteer Opportunities: This event needs many volunteers to help on the day of the race. We need people to help with refreshments, clean-up, course security, and in many other ways. If you are not planning to participate in the run or walk and can give a few hours the morning of July 20 we can use your help! If interested, please contact Jolie Avant or Alex Moore at (708) 709-2943, or by e-mail javant2683@prairiestate.edu, amoore9@prairiestate.edu,or indicate your preference on the online form.

Awards and Results: In the following age divisions of the 5K Run, medals will be given to the first place male and female finishers; 2nd and 3rd place finishers will receive an Award Certificate. Walkers also receive a certificate.

Men

  • Under 15 years
  • 15-19
  • 20-24
  • 25-29
  • 30-40
  • 41-49
  • 50-59
  • 60-70

Women

  • Under 15 years
  • 15-19
  • 20-24
  • 25-29
  • 30-40
  • 41-49
  • 50-59
  • 60-70