Nicholas Sparks Celebrity 5K
|Date & Time||Sunday, April 22, 2012 @ 9:00 AM|
New Bern High School
4200 Academic Drive
New Bern, NC
|Details||Nicholas Sparks Celebrity Family Weekend 5K & Fun Run Registration Form. All proceeds benefit the Nicholas Sparks Foundation and the many worthy charities it supports.
Entry fees are non-refundable and include a race t-shirt. Register online www.runtheeast.com
or use the form below. Registration prior to or on March 31, 2012 is $30 for the 5K run/walk and $20 for the 1 Mile Fun Run. Registration guarantees a t-shirt in your size if done so prior to March 31, 2012. After March 31, 2012 the registration goes up $10.
EARLY PACKET PICK-UP
Early packet pick-up is available and encouraged on Friday, April 20 from 4-8 p.m.
at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center (203 South Front Street) in downtown New Bern. Also during this time frame (5-8 p.m.) we will be hosting the Family Fun Night. Please note that this event requires a separate admission ticket which you are invited to purchase at www.nicholassparksfoundation.com.
Team scoring will be in a cross-country format. Teams must be comprised of a minmum of 5 racers,
male or female. Three age groups will be recognized: Under 15; 15-19; and 20+. The largest team and the fast-est team in each age group will be awarded prizes.
RACE DAY REGISTRATION/ PACKET PICKUP
Will open at 7:30 a.m. and close at 8:30 a.m. and will take place just outside the
Nicholas Sparks Track at the New Bern High School located at 4200 Academic Drive, New Bern, NC 28562. Please note t-shirts cannot be guaranteed for same day registrants.
While you are racing your supporters may mingle inside the track with our celebrity guests
including our host, Mr. Nicholas Sparks for an additional fee of $20 (Please encourage your guests to join in the Fun Run). Guests without the appropriate guest credentials will still be able to cheer their runners into the track for their finish or at any point along the race route.
Free parking will be available in and around New Bern High School. Additional parking will be
parked with appropriate signage. Please allow ample time (15 minutes minimum) to walk from the parking lot to the start line.
Is for runners only. A table will be set up at the race alongside the registration tent.
Runners will retrieve their items from the same location. The Nicholas Sparks Foundation, New Bern High School, Craven County Schools, Impact Communications and its affiliates will not be responsible for lost, sto -len, or damaged items.
RUN THE FINISH LINE
Move swiftly through the finish chute. DO NOT STOP! Continue through the chute to the chip return and for immediate refreshments and water.
The 5K race is applying for certification by the USATF as a point-to-point footrace. The route
takes runners throughout the campus and finishes on the Nicholas Sparks Track.
1-MILE FUN RUN
This event will take place entirely on the Nicholas Sparks Track at New Bern High School
at approximately 10:15 a.m. and is open to all ages. All registered will receive a tshirt. Children must be regis-tered to participate.
All runners must be chip-timed to be eligible for an award which includes only the 5K racers. Awards
will be given to the top 3 overall 5K male and female finishers along with the top 3 male and female in the fol -lowing age categories: Under 15; 15-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; and 70 and Over. Awards ceremony will take place inside the track at approximately 10:00 a.m.
CELEBRITY AUTOGRAPH & PHOTOGRAPH TENT
All runners and paid-in-advance guests are invited to meet Nicholas Sparks and his guests inside the track. Due to time constraints and additional functions, Mr .Sparks and his guests will have to leave at 10:30 a.m.