About This Event
Get ready to run off that turkey!! We invite you to join us Sunday, 11/26/17 for the 5th Annual Rocket Race to benefit Auburn Youth and Family Services. This race features a 5k and a 1k Fun Run Santa Sprint (kids 10 and under only, please). The race starts and ends at the Pavilion at the Dr. Arthur and Dr. Martha Pappas Recreation Complex, and RaceWire will provide timing for real-time splits, race pictures, and Top Finisher results.
8:30 am - Registration
9:30 am - Kids 1k Fun Run
10:00 am - 5k Run/Walk
10:30 am - After Party
11:00 am - Awards
12:00 pm - Clean Up/Break Down
While family and friends are cheering on our runners, we will also have a bounce-house (weather permitting), FREE Coco's Ice (1 free per child under 17, additional servings for purchase), an obstacle course, light snacks and vendors present, too! Jake from the Worcester Bravehearts and Trax from the Railers will both be around to help our runners and walkers warm up, cheer on the kids, and give away game tickets to a few lucky participants. Attendees will also be able sign up to sponsor a local family for AYFS's Holiday Giving program.
After the race, Off the Hook will be providing a post-run Chili and Chowder bar, and for those participants 21+ we are thrilled to present the John Harvard's Brewery Beer Garden (2 beer tickets per runner, ID required).
All proceeds from the event will go directly to Auburn Youth and Family Services, to assist local families in need. We welcome all ages and skill levels to this fun-filled, healthy day! Be sure to sign up early for the best pricing, and, don't forget to bring your can(s) of food for the AYFS Food Drive or a toy for the Holiday Toy Drive!
Top Male and Female finishers in 5k categories will receive a medal. All 1k Fun Runners will receive a ribbon.
T-Shirts & Goodie Bags
All runners, including adult and child race-day registrants, will receive a goodie bag. First 100 adult runners and first 50 child runners are guaranteed race tees. Additional shirts may be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Bibs and goodie bags will be available for pick up Saturday, November 25 at the Heritage Cafe from 9-11 am (Southbridge St. in Auburn) and Chuck's Steak House and Margaritagrille from 5-7 pm (Rt 20 and Prospect St. in Auburn).
Parking will be available at no cost site at the Dr. Arthur and Dr. Martha Pappas Recreation Complex
1k Fun Run will take place on the Recreation Complex grounds. The 5k course has been modified, given our new location this year, to reduce hills and turns, and is a loop formation on paved roads in the Pakachoag area of Auburn. A map will be posted on our Facebook site.