The Parade 5,000 race will be run along the Elkhart County Fair Parade route with thousands of spectators. The course is very flat and fast. Be sure to hydrate the day before and the morning of the race if hot temperatures are forecasted. Plan on spending your post-race time at the Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds. There is free admission to all on race day.
*All runners will need to pick up their race numbers from the tents in the northeast corner of the fairgrounds, just north of the track and grandstand facility before heading into town for the start of the race.
*A youth mile fun run will also take place on the horse track before the finish of the Parade 5,000 race but is separate from this event.
Race shirts are given to the first 400 entrants. Trophies are awarded to the top 3 finishers in each age group. Overall male & female winners will receive a new pair of shoes compliments of “Woldruff’s Footwear” in downtown Goshen.
Age groups are as follow: (male & female separate) under 12, 13-15, 16-18, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, over 60. A Special Award, the “Dick Shank Lifetime Fitness Award” is also announced.
There is no race-day registration. All registration is to be completed online by 8:00 pm, July 20, 2019.
Check-in will begin no earlier than 11:00 am and will end promptly at 12:30 pm SHARP. Race numbers (with chip sensors) will be available for pick-up during these times at the Corporate Picnic Tents located on the northeast end of the fairgrounds, directly north of the race track (near gate 5).
*All entrants must pick up their registration information from this location before competing in the race.
Please plan to arrive early enough to accomplish this as traffic tends to get busy and congested around this time. All runners will be bused to the starting line at Rogers Park by Cardinal Buses. The race itself begins approximately at 1:20 or whenever the race route can be completely cleared.
Two water stations are available during the route, as well as ice towels at the finish line supplied by CINTAS Rental Service.
Door prizes to be drawn at random for those who sign up post-race.