Registration and bib pickup begin at 8:00am on race day. Race day registration is $30.
About the Course
The course is an up-and-down paved path through the neighborhoods of Avon. The course starts and ends on Lovely Street at St. Matthew Lutheran Church. After a fast, flat start on Lovely Street, participants will tackle their first rolling hill, making their way up Blueberry Lane and Brookridge Drive. A quick descent down Cold Spring is followed by a slow incline up to Stagecoach Road. Most of the last mile is a gradual downhill, making for a very fast finish. The course is hilly and is a little longer than 5k at 3.2 miles, so don't expect a PR. Water stations will be provided along the route, for people and puppies alike.
About the Event
In its 6th year, the Rolling Hills 5K Run/Walk is a family and pet friendly event. All are invited, both two-legged and four! Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and the 5K starts at 9:00 a.m., rain or shine. Even if you’re not a runner, the Rolling Hills 5k+ is a wonderful opportunity for you, your family, and your pet to meet new people in the community. For more information, contact Matt Montminy at RollingHills5k@comcast.net.
Making a Difference
The Rolling Hills 5K is a fundraiser for the St. Matthew Lutheran Church Youth Group, which is committed to making a difference in our community and our world. Previous fundraisers allowed the Youth Group to complete a mission trip to Romania, provide school supplies to kids in Chicago, and help clean up neighborhoods in Detroit. St. Matthew youth have participated in Habitat for Humanity and rake leaves to help out members of the congregation.
This year's race will allow members of the youth group to attend the 2018 Lutheran National Youth Gathering in Houston, Texas.
Race Swag & Awards
The first 100 registrants, and anyone who registers before June 15, will receive a moisture-wicking "technical" T-shirt. Awards will be provided to the top three finishers overall (male & female) and the first pet to finish.
Be a Virtual Runner!
Out of town on July 14? Still want to make a donation to the St. Matthew Youth Group? Sign up as a Virtual Runner and run, walk, or not (!) wherever you are. Virtual runners will not receive T-shirts or medals.
We are currently looking for sponsors for the 2018 race. Thank you to the following local businesses for sponsoring this event in 2017!
If your business would like to sponsor the race, please email us at email@example.com.