The Gem City Classic 15K and 5K Presented by New Balance Dayton

Island Metropark
Dayton, OH 45405

Running > 10k, 1k, 5k

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Event Description

The Gem City Classic 15Kand 5K will be the final race in the Miami Valley Race Series, which includes the Crossroads 5K on June 8th and the Historic Germantown 8K on August 3rd! The race takes place at beautiful Island Metropark where it makes a fast and very flat loop into Downtown Dayton passing Dragon Stadium before making utilizing various portions of the largest paved and interconnected trail system in the United States before returning to the park via Deeds Point Metropark. Your entry includes,

  • Official Race Shirt
  • Custom finisher medals with sublimated ribbons for both the 5K and 15K (complete the entire series to earn an Ohio shaped medallion that connects the three finisher medals)
  • Handmade in the USA wooden awards for overall, masters, and age group awards (15K only)
  • Certified and fast course that parallels the Mad and Miami Rivers!
  • Chip Timing
  • Custom Race Bibs
  • Great selection of post-race food
  • Live music by Hey There Morgan
  • A portion of race proceeds supports Family of Addicts
There is also a 1K Kid's Run presented by Dayton Children's Hospital (event is untimed). All registered children will receive,
  • Customer finisher medal
  • Custom race bibs
  • Post-race food
Awards for the following divisions in the 15K only,
  • Top Three Overall Male & Female (Cash)
    • 1st - $200
    • 2nd - $150
    • 3rd - $100
  • Top Three Master’s Male & Female (New Balance Gift Cards)
    • 1st - $100
    • 2nd - $75
    • 3rd - $50
  • Age Group Divisions: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+

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