Wednesday, June 7, 6:30 pm

Great River Park


 

Fleet Feet, the Connecticut River Valley Chamber of Commerce and Riverfront Recapture are partners in The Big Run 5K on Global Running Day. All results will funnel up into a national leader board to determine who is the fastest runner in the country? But, speed isn't the only thing that counts. We want to see the whole community participate because, seriously, running together rocks. How? Here's how:

  1. You get to join Fleet Feet Sports communities across the country in doing something they've never done before—a nationally-coordinated 5K race taking place in different locations all on the same day.
  2. It's on a Wednesday—who couldn't use a mid-week pump-up?
  3. Every finisher gets a medal. Not just any medal. A very cool, make-your-friends-jealous medal.
  4. Over $10,000 in prizes will be given away nationwide (see below for details)
  5. They know people. And some pretty cool brands (cough, cough, Brooks, Thomas Hooker Brewing, Ben & Jerry's, Radio 104.1 & La Bomba broadcasting...). They're planning some fun raffle giveaways, category prizes along with post-race music and refreshments.

NATIONAL PRIZES:

FASTEST MALE AND FEMALE:
Earn supreme bragging rights—and $500 each—as the fastest female and male in the land.

FASTEST AGE GROUPER, MALE AND FEMALE:
Did you beat everyone else in your age group? We’ll recognize the fastest overall male and female in the below age groups with $100 each:
14-16
17-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-65
66+

IN THE MIDDLE OF IT ALL:
If your finisher time puts you in the exact middle of all finishers in your gender, we’ll give you $100!

COMMON GROUND:
Finish at the most common time, and we’ll enter you into a drawing for $500!

SOCIAL BUTTERFLY:

  • Post a picture or video of the event to Instagram.
  • Tag @BrooksRunning, @FleetFeetSports, and your local Fleet Feet Sport’s Instagram
  • Use the hashtags #TheBigRun and #GlobalRunningDay.
  • The people with top two most-liked posts by June 8 at 10 a.m. E.S.T. will receive a $250 Fleet Feet Sports store card!