Takoma Park Safe Routes to School 5K Challenge

  • 05.06.2018 @ 08:00 AM
  • Takoma Park, Maryland
Event Closed
The event administrator has closed online registration for this event, however, you can register in person at the Takoma Park Community Center on Saturday, May 5 between 2 pm and 6pm (preferred) or Sunday, May 6 at 7am.
Event Details
starts at 08:00 AM
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Event Information
Race Date and Time
Sunday, May 6, 2018
5K Run and Walk starts at 8:00 am
1 mile Fun Run starts at 9:00 am
1/4 mile Youth Run at 9:15 am

5K Wave Start
8:00 am Start - Wave 1: 10 minute mile and faster
- Wave 2: Over 10 minute mile, runners with strollers in the back
- Wave 3: Walkers
Race Location
Starting line is in front of the Takoma Park Community Center,
7500 Maple Ave.
Takoma Park, MD 20912
Course Map
It can be viewed at www.TKPK5K.com. The Fun Run follows Maple Avenue to Sligo Creek Parkway and back to the Community Center. The Youth Run will take place close to the Community Center.

Strollers and baby joggers are allowed at the back of Wave 2. No skates, bikes, headsets, or pets permitted.
Prize Medals
Prizes will be awarded based on chip timed finish for the 5K run in the following categories:

Top male and female overall
Top boy and girl 15 to 18
Top boy and girl 11 to 14
Top boy and girl 10 and under

Prizes will be awarded based on net timed finish for the 1mile run in the following categories (14 and under only):

Top boy and girl 11 to 14
Top boy and girl 7 to 10
Top boy and girl 6 and under

*Awards for the 5K and 1 Mile will be announced no later than 10:00 am. The 1/4 mile Youth Run will not be timed.
Post Race Activities
Plenty of good food, cool drinks and music will be on hand while race results are tabulated.

Visit the sponsor fair on Grant Avenue before, during, and after the race. Show our sponsors how much you appreciate their donations by visiting their booths.

Prizes awarded before 10:00 am.
We need help for Packet Pick Up and Race Day, email Kate Schofield, kschoache@gmail.com.
Race Proceeds
Proceeds from the race fund PTA programs focusing on bike/pedestrian safety, health and fitness at East Silver Spring, Takoma Park, Rolling Terrace, and Piney Branch Elementary Schools and Takoma Park Middle School.
Parking is available at either the Takoma Park Middle School parking lot (7611 Piney Branch Rd. Silver Spring, MD 20910) OR the Takoma Park Elementary School parking lot (enter off of Philadelphia Ave. between Maple Ave. and Piney Branch Rd.)
Packet Pickup
1. Saturday, May 5 between 2pm and 6pm at the Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Ave. in Takoma Park, MD (preferred)

2. Race Day, May 6, beginning at 7am at the Takoma Park Community Center; 7500 Maple Ave. Takoma Park

Packet includes:
Race day t-shirt (sizes guaranteed if registration is completed before 4/18/2018)
Race bib with chip timer
Course Maps
Volunteer Registration
Looking to volunteer at this event? Click here to sign up!
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 and that I should not enter and run unless I am medically able and properly trained. I agree to abide by any decision of a race official relative to my ability to safely complete the run. I assume all risks associated with running in this event including, but not limited to: falls, contact with other participants, the effects of the weather, including high heat and/or humidity, traffic and the conditions of the road, all such risks being known and appreciated by me. 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 the organizers of the Takoma Park 5K Challenge, 1 Mile Fun Run and Youth Run, the City of Takoma Park, RaceWire, Piney Branch ES, East Silver Spring ES, Takoma Park ES, Rolling Terrace ES, Takoma Park Middle School and all other sponsors, their representatives and successors from all claims or liabilities of any kind arising out of my participation in this event or carelessness on the part of the persons named in this waiver. Further, I grant permission to all of the foregoing to use any photographs, motion pictures, recordings, or any other record of this event for legitimate purposes.