5 Dollar 5k (3 of 3)

  • 09.05.2019 @ 05:00 PM
  • Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 Dollar 5K Series
There’s nothing quite like a 5k on the track. Sure, it’s a lot of laps, but it’s also a prime opportunity to work on pacing and consistency to chase that PR. Each month starting in June, we’ll host a 5 Dollar 5K at the MIT Track starting at 6:30pm on Thursday 6/27, 8/1 and 9/5. Each race will include pace groups to help you chase your goals. Join us in the lead up to each 5k for Thursday speed workouts aimed at honing speed. Runners who race two out of three 5ks are eligible for a $50 PR Bonus.
Race Heats
There will be 3 heats. You will be placed into a heat based on your entry time and will run slow to fast. Heats will be assigned the day before the race. Runners will be notified via email.
*Heat start times may vary slightly based on entries*

Heat 1 - 6:15pm
Heat 2 - 7:00pm
Heat 3 - 7:30pm
Heat 4 - 8:00pm
Open 4x400m Relay - 8:20pm
The first two heats will feature pacers aiming to hit the following marks:

18 minutes, 19 minutes, 20 minutes, 21 minutes, 22 minutes, 23 minutes, 24 minutes, 25 minutes, 26 minutes, 27 minutes, 28 minutes, 29 minutes, 30 minutes
Packet Pickup
Race numbers may be picked up at Tracksmith the week of the race during store hours and then at the MIT Track on race day:

The Trackhouse
Monday (11-7)
Tuesday (11-7)
Wednesday (11-7)
Thursday (11-5)

MIT Track
Thursday (6-7)
Bag Check
Bags can be left at The Trackhouse at any time during the event. There will be no bag check at the MIT Track. We will try to organize an area at the track for runners to leave their bags but please try to leave any valuables in a secure location.
After Party and Awards
Runners are invited back to the Eliot Lounge after the race for an after party. The after party is from 8-10pm and the Eliot Lounge is located on the 2nd floor of The Trackhouse (285 Newbury Street - 1 mile from the track). All registered participants will receive a free drink also with light fare. Awards will be held at 8:45pm.

1st Overall Male - $150 Tracksmith Gift Card
2nd Overall Male - $100 Tracksmith Gift Card
3rd Overall Male - $50 Tracksmith Gift Card

1st Overall Female - $150 Tracksmith Gift Card
2nd Overall Female - $100 Tracksmith Gift Card
3rd Overall Female - $50 Tracksmith Gift Card

Biggest PR - $100 Tracksmith Gift Card
PR Bonus - Everyone that runs a personal best will receive a $50 (gift card) PR bonus. Runners are only eligible for this award if they compete in more than 1 of the 3 "5 Dollar 5k" series races.

4x400 Meter Relay champions will receive a 4-pack of our limited edition Tracksmith Post Run Gose and of course, bragging rights.
Track 101
Never run a track race before? No problem. Here are a few things to remember.

- Run in lane one. You'll end up running a longer distance if you put yourself in the outside lanes. Faster runners will pass on your right. Don't worry about slowing anyone down - worry about your own race.
- A track 5k is 12.5 laps.
- Somebody in your way? If you have any air in your lungs, yell "TRACK" so they know to get out of the way.
- The MIT track is 400 meters around. Just shy of one-quarter of a mile. So 4 laps plus 9 more meters equals 1 mile.
Sub Event Cost Distance
$5.00 5km
- - 1.6km
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