The Big 5K Road Race & Scramble

  • 08.30.2019 @ 06:30 PM
  • West Springfield, Massachusetts
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About the Event
The Big 5K is kicking off the most exciting time of the year...Big E season! This year, the 5K run or walk and Kids Fun Run will be accompanied by the new Big 5K Scramble – a fun race with Big E challenges around every corner. Cash prizes will be awarded to top finishers in both The Big 5K Road Race and Scramble.

Do the race solo, sign up with a team or run for a cause! The first 500 people to register for The Big 5K or 5K Scramble will receive a t-shirt, a single-day admission ticket to The Big E, a free drink and cool Big E swag. Be sure to dress in your Big E best…team and solo runners will have an opportunity to win The Big E Spirit Award for a VIP day at the Fair.
The Big 5K Road Race
Gun Time: 6:45pm

Compete in a 5K through the fairgrounds on a USAFT certified course. Open to runners and walkers. Cash prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place male and female finishers. Medals will be awarded to the first place male and female finishers in each age division.

Select Running or Walking to register for The Big 5K Road Race.
The Big 5K Scramble
Gun Time: 6:45pm

Add some fair flair to the 5K by participating in the Scramble! There is a new Big E-themed challenge every lap - to be announced closer to the event. Cash prizes will be awarded to the first place male and female finisher.

Select Obstacle to register for The Big 5K Scramble.
Kids Fun Run
Gun Time: 6:30pm

Dash down the Avenue of States with our mascot Chick-E, the quick chick! The Fun Run is open to all children ages 10 and under. Registration is free with the donation of a canned good. More information to come soon!

Select Kids Fun Run to register.
NEW! Virtual Race
A virtual race is a race that can be run (or walked) from any location you choose. You can run, jog, or walk on the road, on the trail, on the treadmill, at the gym or on the track (or even at another race). You get to run your own race, at your own pace, and time it yourself. Submit your time before August 30, and we will mail you your swag bag.

Select Virtual Race to Register
The Big 5K is a USATF certified course that takes participants through the Exposition's 175-acre grounds during Fair set up. Map coming soon.
The awards ceremony will take place 30 minutes following the race.

The Big 5K Road Race prizes for the top male and female finishers are as follows:
- First Place: $300
- Second Place: $200
- Third Place: $100

Medals will be given in each age division, with the first place winner (male and female) in each age division.
Divisions are as follows: -18, 19 - 29, 30 - 39, 40 - 49, 50 - 59, 60 - 69, 70 +

The Big 5K Scramble prizes for the top male and female finishers are as follows:
- First Place: $300

Participants in The Big 5K Road Race and 5K Scramble are eligible to win the Best Team Award and The Big E Spirit Award. More info coming soon.
Packet Pick-Up
Day of Race
Times: 12pm - 5pm
Location: Eastern States Exposition's Transportation Center, located inside Gate 1.
Use 1761 Memorial Avenue as your destination address (coordinates: 42 °05’29.21″N – 72°37’28.35″W – Elev. 53′)
Entry Transfer
Want to transfer your entry to another participant? Click here to get started!
Team Registration Style
Please select a method of registration below:
   Join a Team: Pick from a list of team names on the next page and join your team.
   Create a Team: Once you create a team, participants can join your team under the "join a team" option above.
   Individual Registration: Register as an individual participant.
I know that running a road race is a potentially hazardous activity. I should not enter and run unless I am medically able and properly trained. I assume all risks associated with running in this event. Having read this waiver and knowing these facts and in consideration of your accepting my entry, I, for myself and anyone entitled to act on my behalf, waive and release (Eastern States Exposition), its employees, and all sponsors or officials of (The Big 5K), their representatives and successors from all claims or liabilities of any kind arising out of my participation in this event even though that liability may arise out of negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons named in this waiver. All photographs taken during the event, become property of event management. Headsets, dogs on leashes, bicycles, in-line skates and vehicles used to transport children are prohibited. SecureFee™ Registration Cancellation Insurance is offered in most states. If purchased, your registration may be covered for one of the covered reasons stated in the policy.