Orange Park Acres 4th of July Pre-Parade 5K Run/Walk & 10K Epic Challenge Cross Country race

  • 07.04.2017 @ 07:15 AM
  • Orange, California
Event Closed
In order for us to prepare for the races, on-line event registration has closed. Please fill in and print out a registration form and register on the 4th of July at the registration tables next to the finish line. Registration opens at 6:30 am.
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Bib Pick-up & Registration
Online Registration will be open until July 1st @ Midnight!

We will have an EARLY REGISTRATION BIB PICK-UP up on Saturday July 1st, 2017, from 4 - 7:30 pm at Green Tomato Grill, 1419 N Tustin St, Orange, CA 92867.
Race Day Bib Pick-up and "Day of" Registration for the 5k and 10K begins at 6:30 am on 4th of July near the finish line.
10K begins at 7:15 am; and 5K race and walkers begin at 7:45 am.
T-shirts guaranteed for all runners registered by June 10th. T-shirts will be available on a first come, first served basis after June 10th. T-shirts will be Male sizes only.
Awards will be given to the top three male and female runners in the 5K race in the following age groups: 9 & under, 10-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70+.

For the 10K Epic Challenge, Medals will be given to the top three Male and Female runners 11-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70+.

Medals need to be picked up on Race Day at the conclusion of the races.
RFID Timing Chips
Every participant must wear the state of the art RFID timing chip in this year's race. Every participant's time will be recorded with the aid of a computer chip that is attached to the runner's bib. These will be included in your registration packet. You must wear the chip to be timed and scored.
Dinner for Two at THE RANCH Restaurant - $5 RAFFLE - $300 value
We are raffling a 4-course dinner with wine pairing for THE RANCH Restaurant. Raffle tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. These tickets can be purchased during Early Bib Pick-up, and during the race on the 4th . You don't need to be present to win.
About this Event
Win your age group, take home a lucky horseshoe!
Join in on the fun in the eighth annual, 4th of July Pre-Parade 5K or the 10k EPIC CHALLENGE Cross-Country Race thru our unique rural and picturesque Orange Park Acres neighborhood, where horses are the spectators! We are a little bit of country surrounded by the city. Race participants pass horse pastures, unusual farm animals, and miniature horses if they keep a sharp eye.

The races begin and end at the intersection of Orange Park Blvd at Frank Street - in front of Salem Lutheran Church and School.

The family friendly 5k closely follows the "4th of July" Parade route - a 50-year tradition which begins just after the races end. Runners and walkers of all ages and skill level are welcome and it's stroller friendly as well. We have participants from 3 to over 80 years old. There is a bit of a hill towards the end to challenge runners on all levels! We ask for no pets on the race course for their safety as well as the safety of other participants. You are more than welcome to walk your pets in the parade following the race.

The 10k Epic Challenge Cross Country is an idyllic setting but is a more challenging course, not for the weak of knees or ankles as it traverses multiple trail surfaces that range from dirt (possibly rutted by animals or weather) to deep mulch and/or deep sand. There are steep vertical grade changes, a water crossing or two, as well as some road running.

Race Particulars
The 10K course must be completed within 90 minutes (by 9am), and the timing stops for the 5K at 9am so the parade can get underway.

Parking is available at the Mara Brandman Horse Arena on Santiago Canyon Road, or on N. Nicky Way adjacent to Arena parking lot.

For the safety of your pet and others, please no Pets on the Race Courses. Your welcome to walk your pets in the parade that follows the race.

Running strollers, and youth of all ages are welcome.

Bring your chairs along and find a spot on the parade route to enjoy the 4th of July Parade which immediately follows the 5K - or plan to be a participant in the fun entertaining Parade.
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Volunteer Registration
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Team Registration Style
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   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 understand that the Orange Park Acres 4th of July 5k Race and 10k Epic Challenge Cross-Country Race (OPA 5k and 10k) is a strenuous physical activity held over public roads, trails, and facilities open to the public during the event. I further understand that hazards are to be expected and cannot be eliminated or controlled, including, but not limited to: uneven terrain, varied surface materials including creek water, steep grades, public street crossings, vehicles, weather conditions, my physical condition, and other participants. I further understand that participation in the OPA 5k or 10k is an activity that may involve risk of injury or death, risk of permanent or partial disability, and may result in economic losses including medical or hospital bills, and damages to real and /or personal property. In consideration of being permitted to participate in these events, I agree to release, waive, discharge and covenant not to sue for any and all losses or damages, any and all claims or demands, and any other injury or loss to me or my property, or resulting in my death, whether caused by the active or passive negligence of the Orange Park Acres 4th of July 5k and 10k Epic Challenge Cross-Country Race arising from or related to my participation in the OPA 5k and 10k event. I understand that my participation the OPA 5k and 10k race is strictly voluntary and that I may discontinue my participation in these races at any time at my sole discretion. I warrant that I am in good health, physically fit and capable of safely participating in the OPA 5k and 10k event. I hereby waive, hold harmless, and release of liability the Equalizers Running Club, the Orange Park Acres 4th of July 5k and 10k Epic Challenge committee and volunteers, Orange Park Association, Salem Church and School, local jurisdictions, and sponsoring companies for responsibility for any and all claims of injury or damages, losses, or demands I may suffer as a result of my participation in the OPA 5k and 10k. I agree to the use of my name and pictures in any advertising or promotional publications. I understand the entry fee is non-refundable and bib numbers are not transferable. I have carefully read this Waiver, Release of Liability, Assumption of Risk agreement and fully understand and agree to abide by its contents. As the parent or legal guardian of the participant, I certify that I consent and agree to his/her release as provided above, for heirs, my assigns, next of kin and myself. I release and agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Orange Park Acres 4th of July 5k and 10k Epic Challenge Cross-Country Race, Equalizers Running Club, from any and all liabilities, incident to the participants involvement or participation in the OPA 5k and 10k, even if arising from the negligence of the Orange Park Acres 4th of July 5k and 10k Epic Challenge Cross-Country Race to the fullest extent provided by law.