Come join us for the IW2R Literal 5K!
That’s right, It's time for a real live race, with fellow humans!
Ok, it’s going to look a bit different in order to comply with the Governors guidelines for re-opening
The IW2R Literal 5K will be a Cross Country Time Trial at Northview Church’s amazing course on Memorial Day Monday, May 25th starting at 8:00am.
This event will help serve as a model for how running events may look like for a while. Here’s how:
The field will be limited to 100 runners.
The event will be held on a closed course. That enables us to control the flow and maintain as much social distancing as possible.
Runners will be seeded by their target 5K road time and use a time trial start every 30 seconds. That means every 30 seconds a runner starts. This, in theory, puts ~120-150 meters between runners depending on pace. (If you’ve ever done a triathlon with a time trial start, that’s just what this will look like.)
The majority of the 5K course is “one way”. There are some stretches that are common, but the course is quite wide providing plenty of socially distant space as you politely stay to the far right.
There is enough parking space for 1000 cars in 5 different lots, so there is room to leave 3 spaces between cars.
Proceeds will be directed to Hilltop Sports earmarked for Cross Country. (Our large XC invites will come back soon, meanwhile we will continue to improve the course.)
Here are some guidelines that we all need to abide by to ensure the safety of our fellow runners as well as the be able to continue to have actual running events:
It is important that when you enter that you submit a time that is not a wishful PR, or a big ol’ sandbag, but a time you realistically will hit.
There will certainly be some passing but the course is wide, so please use common sense when overtaking, like moving to the far side of the lane.
There are 88 acres on the cross country course so please enjoy the space and spread out.
We ask you not bring a cheering section on this first event
We ask you wear a mask when picking up your timing bib, while waiting to start, and after the race.
We will, with your corporation, be able to have a second larger event during Stage 4 of the governor's reopening plan (sometime around June 15th) if we all behave ourselves, respect each other, and observe social distancing. That event will have up to 250 runners with either larger wave starts or separate male/female runs.
Staging instructions will be sent to participants after field fills.
Remember with 100 runners your start time will be between 8:00a and 8:50a and we ask you to arrive ready to run 20 minutes prior to your start time. If you are late we will do our best to work you in, but it may be after 8:50
There will have 1 and 2 mile splits and results online after the race
Awards will be distributed via email.