Saturday, April 06, 20248:00 am CST
4260 Ranch Rd 967
Buda, Texas 78610
About

We are excited to hold the inaugural Hays CISD Unified Champions 5k and 1K on April 6, 2024!  The Unified Champions 5k and 1k are the first intentionally inclusive race put on in Hays County.   All proceeds from this race will go toward the implementation of the Unified Champion Schools (UCS) programs on campuses all across Hays CISD! 

 

What is the Unified Champion Schools (UCS) program?  The Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools program is aimed at promoting social inclusion through intentionally planned and implemented activities affecting systems-wide change. With sports as the foundation, the three-component model offers a unique combination of effective activities that equip young people with tools and training to create sports, classroom and school climates of acceptance. These are school climates where students with disabilities feel welcome and are routinely included in, and feel a part of, all activities, opportunities and functions.

 

This is accomplished by implementing inclusive sports, inclusive youth leadership opportunities, and whole school engagement. The program is designed to be woven into the fabric of the school, enhancing current efforts and providing rich opportunities that lead to meaningful change in creating a socially inclusive school that supports and engages all learners.

 

Volunteer here!

 

 

Huddle Award!

Penguins huddle together to shield each other against cold, windy, and harsh conditions.  This is similar to the mission of Unified Champion Schools, we are building a huddle of students within the school community where students with and without disabilities actively shield each other from bullying and negativity.  By huddling, we are creating a school culture of acceptance where students feel a sense of belonging and increased self-worth.

Bring your team to this For the Love of Go race and check in together for the Huddle Award! No need to register together or name your team when you register for the race. Just bring all your peeps to the race, scan the QR code near the starting line to check in each team member. Once the race starts, the team with the most check ins WINS fantastic prizes and bragging rights! So, get it together, and come HUDDLE!

Entry Fees

DivisionPriceAges
5K Run/Walk$15.00 for ages 1 to 18
$20.00
5K DogFree
5K StrollerFree
1K$15.00
Sleepwalker$15.00

 

DOG and STROLLER are add ons and mean you will have a bib assigned to your dog or your stroller in addition to your own, which means whoever is running with the dog or stroller must register also.  A dog or a stroller must be accompanied by a human!  This is for a bib only.

Course

DivisionRouteDistance
5K Run/WalkUnified 5K5.00 Kilometers

Packet Pickup and Late Registration

Early Packet Pick Up and Late Registration
Night before the Race – 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. at Montgomery Building, 451 North Meyer, Kyle Tx

Race Day Pickup and Late Registration
1 Hour Before Race Start Time – Near Start/Finish, Look for Signs

 

Race Day Schedule
08:00 AM - 5K Run/Walk
08:00 AM - 5K Dog
08:00 AM - 5K Stroller
09:00 AM - 1K
Award Categories

5K Run/Walk
Overall Male/Female
Top 3 Male/Female in age groups:
     0-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-99
 
5K Dog
Top 3 Male/Female in age groups:
     1-99
 
5K Stroller
Top 3 Male/Female in age groups:
     1-99
 
1K
No age group awards

 

HUDDLE Award!

Bring your team to this For the Love of Go race and check in together for the Huddle Award! No need to register together or name your team when you register for the race. Just bring all your peeps to the race, scan the QR code near the starting line to check in each team member. Once the race starts, the team with the most check ins WINS fantastic prizes and bragging rights! So, get it together, and come HUDDLE!

Additional Info/FAQS

Must register by Shirt Guarantee Deadline to guarantee receipt of shirt requested.

Shirt Guarantee Deadline is 14 days before race day.

Extra shirts are ordered conservatively so as not to expend funds on shirts that could go to the cause.  If having a shirt is important to you, please register by Shirt Guarantee Deadline.

Races start and finish at the address listed at the top of the page.

We are Rain or Shine, Hot or Cold. 

5K is chip timed.

1K will not begin until all 5K participants have returned to the finish line.

Medals are not awarded to 1K participants.  All participants 10 and under receive a finisher token. 

Online Early Registration will end 4 days before race day, Late registration continues through race morning.

If you register after early registration closes, you are considered late registration and you can still sign up online!  When you get to packet pickup or race morning, follow the signs for Late Registration.

Late Registration closes 15 minutes before race start time.

No refunds, but you may transfer your registration to another person.

Packets may be picked up by another person.

All Registration Changes must be handled on race morning with the timing company.

If offered, Packets to be shipped will be shipped following the close of the race.

All packets not retrieved by race start time will be considered donations.

We allow late starts up to 10 minutes after start time. If you are later than that and you choose to start, note that you may not have support, coverage, or directional markings, and you will not be timed - with love!

Contact Info

Race management provided by For the Love of Go, Jennifer Crosby, fortheloveofgo@gmail.com

Sponsorship or partnership info - Jennifer.Welma@hayscisd.net 

Sponsors