It's time to get your Leprechaun on during this year's Commit 2 Fit Leprechaun 5K and 2M Health Walk presented by BODYARMOR.
It's FUN for the entire FAMILY!
Start Location: First Avenue near Bridgepoint Plaza (117 West First St., Rome, GA, 30161)
Finish Location: Pedestrian Bridge leading to the Forum and the Town Green
Run Waves: Running waves will begin at 5 p.m. and go off every five minutes until 5:40 p.m. (You will be prompted to enter your time during the registration process.)
Health Walk: Walk waves begin at 5:50 p.m. with waves starting every 5 minutes until 6:35 p.m.
Certified Course: The 5K course is certified by USA Track and Field, certification code GA20019WC, and is also a Peachtree Road Race qualifier.
Registration Info: Registration is now open. You can register online at RunSignUp or register in-person by visiting 1 Shorter Avenue.
- 5K Fee: $25
- Heath Walk Fee: $20
IMPORTANT: There will be NO race-day registration and NO race-day packet pickup. Registration closes on Friday, March 5 or when the race is full. After March 5, late registration can only be done in person at 1 Shorter Avenue. Late registration costs are $35 for the 5K and the Health Walk.
Participant Limits: The 5K is limited to 450 participants and the walk is limited to 450 participants, so please register early. Individuals and teams will be asked to select their wave start time from the available slots at registration.
Race News: All relevant race news will be posted on our web site at www.rfpra.com and our social media accounts at Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Race news will also be sent to the email address provided at the time of a participant's registration, so be sure to use an email address you can access. Groups will have an email sent to the individual group member who registered the group, and that person will be responsible for contacting each group member regarding any changes.
- We offer a discount for groups of 10 or more, who register for the walk or run. Group Registration closes on Monday, March 1. There is no late registration for groups.
- Group registration cost is $15/person for the walk and $20/person for the run. The group discount will not apply during 'half-off week;' however, everyone in the group can register at the half-off price.
- One person in the group will be responsible for packet pick-up and communication in the event of any time changes for the 5K race and/or walk.
Each group member of a group will all be assigned the same run wave time or the same walk wave time. Please note the run waves happen earlier in the day while the walk waves later.
- Groups with 25 or more registered walkers or runners can have their packets and race shirts delivered to their business. That group’s packets, numbers and shirts will be boxed or bagged and delivered on Monday or Tuesday March 15 or16. It is the group’s responsibility to distribute the packets once they have been dropped off.
- We can only deliver to businesses in Rome. Those groups who qualify for delivery need to contact email@example.com by Thursday, March 11.
Packet Pickup: Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation will host packet pick-up the week leading up to the race.
- Groups can pick up packets Wednesday, March 17.
- Individuals not in a group can pick up packets Thursday, March 18 & Friday March 19.
- Late registration will be accepted in-person only on Thurs. and Fri. as well. Packet pick-up times are from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Quick reminder, there is NO packet pick up on race day and NO race-day registration.
5K Awards: We will be announcing/posting results on Sunday afternoon, March 21 on social media and the RFPRA web site. 5K Awards will be available to be picked up starting on Monday, March 22 at RFPRA Headquarters at 1 Shorter Avenue in Rome.
- The Overall Winner (Male & Female); the Overall Master (Male & Female); and the Overall Grandmaster (Male & Female) will receive an award.
- The top 3 finishers (Male & Female) in each age group below will receive an award.
Age Groups: 10 and under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+
What is a 'Wave Race'? To keep the number of participants gathered at the start, as well as to help create space among participants along the course, we will be starting walkers and runners in 'Waves.' The walk is a non-timed event.
How does my time work if we all start in different Waves? This is a RFID chip-timed race, so it doesn't matter which wave you're in, when you cross the Starting-Line-Mats at the start, your race time begins. When you cross the Finish-Line-Mats at the finish line your total time is captured. All times are then merged for the purpose of producing the Overall Results. All times are determined by the official timer of the race, Wire2Wire Running, LLC.
Arrival Time: Runners and walkers must arrive 15 minutes before their scheduled time. Each wave will have corral areas set up to allow for social distancing. Additionally, each wave will be broken up into smaller sub-groups. Everyone is encouraged to wear the disposable mask from their race packets before the walk or run.
Garbage cans are set up just before and after the start line for tossing used masks.
WAVES BEGIN...Runner Waves begin at 5 p.m. and will run every five minutes until approximately 5:40 p.m. Walker waves will begin approximately at 5:50 and start every five minutes until approximately 6:35 p.m.
Possible Changes in Wave Times: If fewer people register for the race or walk, we will make some changes to the wave times to ensure both the run and walk continue to move in an orderly fashion.
5K Run details: The run begins on First Avenue before covering portions of the Kingfisher Trail and a longer portion of the levee system behind Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation Headquarters before doubling back and finishing on pedestrian bridge near the Forum and the Town Green.
2Mi. Walk details: The walk begins on First Avenue, covering portions of the Kingfisher Trail and a small section of the levee before ending on the pedestrian bridge in front of the Forum and the Town Green. The walk is approximately two miles.
Starting Line: The starting area will be clearly marked to help with social distancing, and there will be several trash cans to allow runners or walkers to toss disposable masks before they start if they would like to discard them.
Post Race: There will be water near the Forum on the Town Green in tubs, but there will be no fruit nor food due to COVID protocol.
Water: While we will have water at the finish, we won’t be able to man a water station in the current situation. If you feel like you will need water during the walk or run, please bring some with you.
Weather, COVID, Misc. Issues: All attempts will be made for the race and walk to run as scheduled. This is a rain or shine event. The race and walk are adhering to current COVID protocols. If the race has to be postponed for a weather event or new COVID protocols released by the government, we will schedule a make-up day and time and communicate this information through media channels, our social media accounts, our website, and via the email address that registrants provided on their forms.
With specific regards to COVID 19 for the suggested guidelines to follow when in public, please visit the CDC website. The guidelines are listed here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html With respect to this guidance, following are several steps that are being taken on race day that we would like to make you aware of:
- With respect to masks, while our volunteers will be wearing them, the decision to do so is yours. If you feel more comfortable wearing a mask pre-race and/or post-race, please do so. Matter of fact, at the start of the race, as you cross the starting line, please feel free to simply discard it in and we’ll help take care of cleaning them up for you!
- Speaking of the Start – With Road Races, this is the one area whereby runners tend to congregate. The Race itself is inherently a social-distancing event given that everyone runs at a different pace. But the “Start” of the race (and typically the 7-10 mins prior to) is the time where people tend to gravitate a bit closer to each other. PLEASE BE MINDFUL to work really hard to keep 6 ft. distance between you and your fellow runners at the start! Everyone will naturally spread out within the first 100-200 meters of the race, but the extra precaution that you need to take is during gathering at the start. So, we ask that you please be especially mindful of Social Distancing during this time.