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 Historic Civic Center in downtown Longwood's historic district. We will have an after party in front of the Longwood Inn with burgers, hotdogs, beer, wine, soda, and waters. 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 Bradlee-McIntyre House will be open for tours with our docents. So if you've never had the chance to tour this treasure, this will be a great opportunity.
The race will start and finish in front of the Historic Civic Center on Church Avenue. It will run down Church Avenue and through the brand new Reiter Park. Then runners will head west down Warren Avenue, north on Rangeline, back east on Church, one more pass through Reiter Park, and then back down Church into beautiful Historic Longwood!
The start/finish line will be in front of the Historic Civic Center, which is at this address:
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. Drink options will include beer, wine, soda, and waters.
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.
DJ Dustin will be having fun with us. He will serve as our MC for the morning and spin all your Halloween and fall-themed and family-friendly favorites.
Beat the crowd and pick up your packet early! Packets will be available at Fleet Feet in Altamonte Springs on Friday (October 26, 2018) between 10AM and 5:30 PM. The address for that location:
If you miss early pickup, packets will be available on race day, beginning at 7AM in front of the Bradlee-McIntyre House in downtown Longwood. The address there is:
The 5K race will be chip timed by Milestone Race Authority using the Jaguar Timing System. Results will be available instantly online and runners will be able to sign up for text message notifications of the finish time.
FREE FINISH LINE PHOTOS
In addition, Milestone Race Authority will have a finish line camera that will snap photos of you crossing the line. Those photos will automatically be tagged to your name. That way you can easily find your photos to download and share them for FREE on social media! How jealous will your friends be with your in-costume finish photo?!?
MEDALS / AWARDS CEREMONY
After the race, our MC will kick off the awards ceremony. We will present plaques to the top three overall in each gender. Age group awards for these brackets: 14 & Under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+. Then we will present a few awards and gift certificates for the top costumed runners.
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
Sign up now to reserve your spot!
Entry fee for the 5K is $25 before October 1st, $30 in October, or $35 on the morning of the race. The fee entitles you to a free t-shirt and drink ticket.
The kid's dash is an informal, untimed race and will be free for all children up to 12 years old. It will be a short dash of about 40 yards.
BENEFITS HISTORIC PRESERVATION
The Longwood Historic Society is a non-profit 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. We have much-needed repairs to make to the Bradlee-McIntyre House and the proceeds from the event will help make that possible. Thanks for your help!!!
There will be plenty of parking in downtown Longwood. There is a city lot, across from the Longwood Community Building on Warren Avenue. The City Hall complex, Longwood Inn, and Reiter Park have additional spaces. And overflow parking in the Sun Rail parking lot and garage, just across Ronald Reagan Blvd., is also available (Sun Rail does not run on Saturdays).
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