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Race Information

Race Start:

Saturday, April 1, 2017
9:00am at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve: 1101 Country Club Way S, St. Petersburg, FL 33705


Packet Pickup Information:

Boyd Hill Nature Preserve:  Friday, March 31st from 10:00am – 5:00pm at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve: 1101 Country Club Way S, St. Petersburg

RACE DAY PACKET PICK-UP & REGISTRATION: Saturday, April 1 from 8:00am – 8:45am
1101 Country Club Way S, St. Petersburg, (Boyd Hill Nature Preserve)


Race Day Fun:

—  STORYBOOK VILLAGE with your favorite literary classics, with story activities and games
—  GAMES, a bounce house, prizes & tons of fun
—  PARENTAL RESOURCES with local early learning centers, partners and vendors
— HICKORY DICKORY KID’S DASH participants will receive a medal at the finish
—  FOOD will include a local food truck!


“PreK 5K: Readiness Run and Storybook Village” FAQ:

Q. How do I register for the Readiness Run?
You can register online by CLICKING HERE
All registered children MUST be accompanied by an adult

Q. How much is the PreK 5K Readiness Run?
– 5K (Adults: 15 and up, Children: 14 and under) – Adults: $20 (through 3/28). $25 (on race day); Children: $15 (through 3/28). $20 (on race day)
**All day trail access is included with race registration**

 There will be a separate Hickory Dickory Kids Dash for our smallest runners, ages 2-10, that will take place in our Storybook Village area at 10:30am – $5 per participant.  To register your child/children for this fun dash, CLICK HERE

Q. Do you provide and race discounts?
We certainly do!
Teams of 6 or more may register as a team and receive $5/off per participant.  Please be sure the option is clicked upon registration and that all teammates use the same name when signing up.
– We are also offering a Family Registration this year, with a free child registration per registered adult.  Though registration is done per individual runner, families will need to make the proper selection and add the adult’s name associated with the participant on the race form.

Q. What if I don’t want to race, can I just come to the event?
Of course!  Admission to our Storybook Village and resource area is free.  If you want to enter the preserve (trails) you would  pay the $3/adult, $1.50/child admission fees to Boyd Hill.

Q. If I am running the race, will there be childcare available?
No.  However, strollers are permitted on the trail, so your children can enjoy the race with you behind the wheels (at no additional cost).

Q. Can I pick up someone else’s packet during race week?
Yes, all you need to do is let the volunteers working packet pick-up know the names that you will be picking up.

Q. How do I make a donation in support of the Coalition’s programs?
You can designate your gift online by clicking here. Thank you for your support!

Q. What are the age groups and distance of the Kid’s Dash?
– 200 yard dash: 8-10 year olds
– 100 yard dash: 5-7 year olds
– 50 yard dash: 2-4 year olds
**All Kid’s Dash participants will receive a separate shirt from 5K child/adult race participants**

Q. Will there be awards based on the age group of the winners?
Yes, awards will be given to the top three finishers  in the below age groups, in addition to an all around Male and Female award:

– 14 and under
– 15-29
– 30-39
– 40-49
– 50 and above

Q. What time does the Kids Dash start?
The kids dash will follow the 5K race awards, and will begin at 10:30am in Storybook Village.

Q. I’m a Coalition team member. Do I get a discount?
Coalition team members run for free! Family members will receive a $5 discount.

Q. Is there a PreK 5K: Readiness Run Facebook page?
Yes, please CLICK HERE to view the page and stay updated on our event!

Q. Is this race USATF-certified and what is the actual mileage?
Unfortunately, this race is not USATF-certified.  Boyd Hill employees have measured the 5K course to be 3.1 miles.  However, our race will be chipped and times will be posted through Florida Road Race.

Q. What is the race route?
Runners and Walkers will be taken through the Armadillo Trail, alongside beautiful Lake Maggiore.  Click here to view race map!

Q. How do I sign up to be a volunteer?
Click here to fill out our online volunteer registration form. Thanks!

Q. Are we allowed to wear headphones?
Yes, headphones are allowed along the route.

Q. Are jogging strollers allowed on the race course?
Yes! Jogging strollers are allowed, and those children in strollers may “race” at no additional cost (but only registered runners will receive a t-shirt)  Please note that this is a trail run, so strollers will be on uneven terrain including some grass portions.  Please be mindful of those around you on race day.

Q. What happens if there is bad weather on race day?
The race will be held rain or shine. If there is lightning in the area, the race will either have a delayed start or, depending on the intensity of the weather, be cancelled. The determination will be made by the race management staff.

Q. Do you have to run or can you walk?
You can walk or run, it’s up to you! Your bibs are chipped and will clock everyone’s times.

Q. Will I receive a t-shirt if I register?
Yes! All registered participants that register before race day will receive a t-shirt.  Those that register after 3/15 are not guaranteed, though there will be extras ordered.

Q. Do the kids get anything for registering?
Yep! Kids will get a race shirt and medal for the Hickory Dickory Dash!

5K Race Route