2021 POLE GREEN PARK 5K RUN / WALK
8:00AM, September 4
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EVENT NAME: 2020 Pole Green Park 5K Run/Walk
LOCATION: Pole Green Park
Cross Country Course
8996 Pole Green Park Lane
MECHANICSVILLE, VA 23116
DATE: Saturday, October 3, 2020
START TIME: 7:30AM- Course opens; packet pickup
9:00AM- Women's 5k (Limited number of participants permitted)
10:00AM- Men's 5K (Limited number of participants permitted)
EVENT HISTORY: 2020 Results
5K COURSE VIDEO: Link
5K COURSE MAP: See bottom of page
Pole Green Park 5K presented by Collegiate Running Association
This event will be run on the redesigned Pole Green Upper 5K course. Due to Covid-19 state mandated social distancing restrictions, space is extremely limited. The race will be limited to 50 women and 50 men per race. Additionally, per state mandate, we are limited to 250 people at the event. For this reason, each race will be 1 hour apart and participants are required to leave after their race.
VERY IMPORTANT.....SPECTATOR LIMITS
Pole Green Park will strictly enforce the 250 person limit for our event. If you are a coach, please impress upon your athletes and parents that this race is a VERY special circumstance and we simply cannot have many spectators. For this reason we ask that each athlete only bring 2 parents for spectating. We cannot overstate the importance of keeping our numbers small. More detailed information will follow once athletes register.
We will be following the Hanover County Parks and Recreation Phase 3 athletic field use protocol. To ensure the safety of our athletes, coaches, staff and spectators face coverings will be required at all times. Athletes can remove masks during warm up, racing, and cool down.
Physical distancing for all athletes, coaches and spectators (outside of family units) on and off the course
At packet pickup, all athletes and coaches are required to fill out a 4 question COVID19 questionnaire/waiver.
This is a private event therefore FACE COVERINGS WILL BE WORN AT ALL TIMES for NON ATHLETES
PLEASE DO NOT RISK THE HEALTH OF THE RUNNERS
IF YOU ARE SICK OR HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO CORONA VIRUS....
PLEASE..... STAY HOME!!!!!
IF YOU DON'T WANT TO FOLLOW THE SOCIAL DISTANCING
AND FACE COVERINGS RULES....
Upon arrival athletes will proceed to the check-in table where their temperature will be checked, they will complete a short 4 question screening and sign a waiver. Anyone with a temperature above 100.3 WILL NOT be permitted to race.
After checking in and having temperature checked, athletes will proceed to the 2nd check-in station where they will provide their waiver in return for their race number. No one will be permitted to participate without their temperature check and signed waiver.
Eligibility: Open to club teams and unattached runners of all ages.
Schedule: (UPDATED 9/23)
7:30AM- Course opens; packet pickup
9:00AM- Women's/Girl's 5k (Limited to 50 participants)
10:00AM- Men's/Boy's 5K (Limited to 50 participants)
Registration: Registration for this event will be done online through Milestat.com entry system.
Runners will be placed in either the women's/girl's or men's/boy's open race based on gender.
Once all spots are filled, registration will be closed.
Entries close once the meet is full or Wednesday, September 30, 2020 11:59pm
About the Course:
Home of the 2008 USATF Junior Olympic XC National Championships, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2018 Atlantic 10 Championships, the RVA Relays and the MILESTAT.COM XC Invitational. We will be using the same championship course to be used in the MILESTAT.COM XC Invitational and 2013, 2015, 2016, 2018 Atlantic 10 Championships. The course is flat terrain with mostly grass and dirt trail with 2 road crossings. Every mile is clearly marked. The course is set-up to be spectator friendly.
Entry Fee: Club Teams - $15.00/athlete (unlimited entries)
Individuals/unattached athletes - $15.00
Due to the small size of the event, there are NO team discounts.
Payment: Paypal only to Collegiate Running Association. No payment will be accepted on race day.
*** Payment by Paypal only. You WILL NOT run if payment is not made before the race. ***
Scoring: Teams will NOT be scored for this event.
Awards: Top three runners in each of the races will receive a Collegiate Running Association camping tin cup.
Concessions: There will be NO concessions offered.
Contact: Any questions contact:
Steve Taylor (Event Director)
Cell number: 804-349-3367