The 10K continues!
We considered shuttering the 10K this year as our the logistics of our overall growth causes increasing challenges with running the 10K alongside the 5K. The most challenging section is in the last three blocks before the finish line. So 10Kers, please be patient with us when running room gets squeezed during that last quarter mile.
The 10K starts at 7:00 AM. The start is conveniently located just above (north) the finish line at Kiwanis park.
The 10K course starts at Kiwanis Park in Provo and then does a counter-clockwise loop around Provo. The starting line is on the north side of Kiwanis park. You will head west to 9th east and turn right. The climb north on 9th east is a challenge! At the corner of University Parkway you head west again with a sweet downhill. You will turn left on Canyon Road and head toward University Avenue, where you will meet up with the parade route. This is where you can get a boost from the estimated 250.000 folks that come out to watch the parade. The course is gently downhill all the way past the courthouse.. At that point you work your way around the county complex and then head east on Center street. Center street is slightly uphill. It becomes noticeable on the out-and-back portion that shoots up to the State hospital where there is a small loop. Fortunately the uphill going toward the State hospital gives you the downhill relief of coming back down to 9th East where you will turn right and start climbing back to Kiwanis Park. You will want to have something left in the tank at this point, because the finish is a bit up-hill.
Awards and cash prizes are given to the top three male and female finishers: $300 to the winners, $200 to 2nd place and $100 to 3rd place. In addition we have age group awards in the following categories: 1-9,10-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, and so on till 65-69, and then 70+ for both male and female. With the race starting at 7:00, we hope to start doing awards at 8:30 at our band stand.
Timing is done via “chip” timing. Each participant will receive an RFID chip that they will ziptie to their shoe. This technology allows us to capture the time from when you cross the start line till when you cross the finish line. Make sure you don’t lose you chip. We need them back at the end of the race!
We will have finisher medals this year. They are similar to last year…super cool.
Post Race Food
We will load up on post-race refreshments. It is tough to have a full selection of everything by the end of the race. No guarantees, but we will do our best to keep everything stocked to the very end.
On-Course Water Stations
The 10K has three on-course water stations. One just before the 2M mark and another just after the 3M mark and one just after the 4M mark. If you are really thirsty, you will be within 100 feet of the last water station again just after the 5M mark We want to keep you hydrated!
We were really happy with our pace signs at the start last year. These tall signs let everyone know about where in the crowd they should position themselves. When you get to the start area, look for a pace sign that matches your intended pace. If you are a 5 minute miler, head to the 5 minute pace sign. If you are a 10 minute miler, head to that sign… and so on. We also have a Walker pace sign! Runner positioning should also coincide with your bib number. We will assign bib numbers based on your self-reported expected pace. Ultimately we really need the fast runners in the front and the slower runners toward the back at the starting line.
If you intend to push a wheeled device on the run, we require that you start after all the runners have gone, at the back of the starting pack. Strollers can really jam up the works and we really don’t want any collisions between runners and strollers. Please be very attentive of all the runners and walkers around you. Give runners a wide berth if you pass them. Oh, and wheel chair participants will start a few minutes ahead of everyone else!
Chairperson(s): Scott Summers - firstname.lastname@example.org