Cairn Athletics announced it is sponsoring the Veterans Day 5K on Nov. 7. Hosted by the Cairn cross country teams and RUN 12:1, the university’s running club, this race is the first of their 2020 Running Series. This timed race will present awards for the top three male and female finishers.
Though the live run will take place at Core Creek Park at 9:30 a.m., the Veterans Day 5K also includes a virtual challenge that runners can complete anywhere in the world. Participants of both the in-person and virtual run will receive a Veterans Day 5K T-shirt. Participants in all of the races in Cairn’s 2020 Running Series will receive an additional RUN 12:1 moisture-wicking race shirt.
Health and safety guidelines related to COVID-19 will be implemented, including mask-wearing before and after the race (optional on the course); social distancing of a minimum six feet at the starting line; and use of hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, etc., which will be provided at the race.
This race is one of the few live runs slated for the fall in the region, providing a unique opportunity for runners and local cross country teams. Registration is $25 for individuals and $15 for students. High school and college teams of up to 10 runners can participate in team pricing for $75. Day-of registration will cost an additional $10.
Registration is limited to 200 participants. Register online at cairn.edu/veteransday5K