Saturday October 27, 2018
in Historic Downtown Longwood
About the race
Come be a part of our first run through the historic district of Longwood. All of the proceeds will go to benefit historic preservation in Longwood, via the Longwood Historic Society. The society maintains three buildings within the district that were built in the 1870s and 1880s. We need your help to raise money for the continuous restoration and preservation necessary to keep them around for another generation!
The race will be fun, family-friendly and Halloween themed. We invite runners to wear costumes and will be awarding prizes for the best costumes. There will be a free kids dash immediately before the 5K. Top three medals will be given to 5K winners for overall and each five-year age bracket.
The race will begin and end at the Bradlee-McIntyre House in downtown Longwood's historic district. We will have an after party at the Historic Longwood Civic Center with drinks, burgers and hotdogs. Each race participant will receive one free drink ticket with their entry.
We will have an announcer/DJ to help set the tone. Will be plenty of family appropriate music, including some Halloween favorites!
The race will start and finish in front of the Bradlee-McIntyre House on Warren Avenue. It will run through the streets of the historic district, west down Warren Avenue, north on Rangeline, back east on Church, a loop through the brand new Reiter Park, and then back into beautiful Historic Longwood!
We will post a map shortly once it is 100% finalized with the city!
The After Party
We will host a party after the race is over. Each bib number will have a tear off tag, which will represent one free drink ticket. Various refreshments will be available, including adult type and kid friendly varieties. We'll also be grilling out hotdogs and have some other snacks in kind of a street party type atmosphere!
Additional drink tickets will be available for $3.
We will have scouts, perhaps some local dignitaries, out there observing the crowd looking for the best costumed runners out there! They will be jotting down the bib numbers of their favorites.
From that pool of selectees, and perhaps with some audience help, we will determine the winners for best themed runners. Prizes will be awarded to those selected including gift certificates to local establishments.
7:00 AM - Registration
7:45 AM - Kid's Dash
8:00 AM - 5K Run
8:00 AM - Bradlee-McIntyre House Open for Tours
9:00 AM - Awards and Costume Contest
9:30 AM - After Party
RACE START/FINISH LOCATION
HELP SAVE OUR HISTORIC BUILDINGS!
The Longwood Historic Society is a non-profit society and contributions are tax deductible. 100% of the proceeds from the race will go to the Society and it's primary mission to preserve and restore our historic buildings.