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Bite Back 5K Run/Walk

Bite Back 5K Run/Walk

Event time:

Onsite Registration:  10:00 a.m.

Kid’s 1 Mile Race ( 12 yrs. and under) – 10:45 a.m.

5K Race – 11:00 a.m.

 

Event cost:

Kid’s 1 Mile Race - $5.00 1st child, $1.00 each additional child

5K Race - $10.00 Single / $20.00 Family

 

Run course:

The 5K Race begins at the John Kelsey Docks.  After leaving the dock runners follow Hazelet St. and then turn left on Egan St.  Runners continue on Egan St. and then turn left up Blueberry Hill.  A halfway point will signal runners to turn around and return on the same route back to finish line on Kelsey Dock.

The Kid’s 1 Mile Race begins at John Kelsey Dock.  Racers will do one loop around Civic Center Hill and then return to the finish line by the John Kelsey Dock.

 

Event Prizes and Awards:

5K Race – Mosquito Trophies will be given to the top male and female in the following age groups:  12 and under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-64, 65-up

 

1 Mile Kid’s Race - Awards will be given to the top boy and girl in the race.  All children will be given a participation gift.

 

T-Shirts

Top five fundraisers, via this website, will earn a free BITE BACK T-Shirt!

BITE BACK T-Shirts will be available for purchase at the race.

Compassion International

Started in 1952 by Rev. Everett Swanson as an orphanage for those devastated by the Korean War, Compassion International now has child development centers in 26 countries and helps over 1.2 million children escape economic, spiritual, and social poverty. Compassion partners with local churches and offers impoverished children holistic development programs that are Christ-centered and child focused.  Children grow up receiving constant support in the nurturing environment of the center and church, which allows them to live a life of fulfillment and hope. 

 

Compassion International’s Malaria Fund

All proceeds from this event will be given to Compassion International for the purchase and distribution of mosquito nets, which protect children from malaria. Malaria is a tropical disease that kills over 750,000 children each year.  That’s one child every 30 seconds.  Let’s be the generation that ends malaria.  Let’s BITE BACK!

“If you think you’re too small to make a difference, try sleeping in a room with a mosquito.”

For more information about Compassion’s Malaria Campaign go to: http://www.biteback.net