Polka Pace Race

Main Street
Havana, IL 62644

Running > 5k

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About This Activity

The Polka Pace Race is a 5K run through the streets of Havana, including a jaunt through our scenic Riverfront Park and down our historic brick streets.  The race begins and ends in the downtown area on Main Street.  The Polka Pace Race route is a U.S.A. Track and Field certified course.  Along with the Polka Pace Race there will be a 1mile Polka Dot Fun Run for children 10 and under. 

2022 will mark the 39th annual running of the Polka Pace Race, the race is held during Havana’s annual Oktoberfest celebration, which offers an assortment of activities for the entire family. For more information on the Polka Pace Race or Oktoberfest, please visit the Havana’s Chamber of Commerce at www.historichavanaillinois.com or Mason District Hospital at www.masondistricthospital.org  

Event details and schedule (Walkers and Strollers are welcome)

Entry fee includes: Race registration, race bag,long sleeve race shirt, beer ticket for over 21.
Early Registration - Now thru August 26, 2022 - Cost: $25.00
Late Registration – August 27, 2022 thru September 10, 2022 – Cost $20.00 (no shirt or packet)

Cash prizes for top 3 finishers overall, both male and female. ($50, $25, $10)

Glass pint drinking glasses for top 3 finishers both male and female age groups.

Prizes for top 3 finishers in Polka Dot 10 and under Fun Run. 

Packet Pickup – Race Day only starting at 6:30AM, down on Main Street

Running Event Times

Local High School Cross Country runners begin at 7:00 am
5K Race begins at 8:00 am (Walkers start behind runners please)
Polka Dot fun run will begin at approximately 9:00 am
Timing by J3 Timing, Times will be posted at Awards following the race. 

Breakfast will be available for purchase near Main Street, after the race.



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