The American Hero 25k Relay has Four Races: All on the same course. 1. The 25k Relay: Runners only. 5 people/team. 5 loops through the course. 11 Divisions. Handoffs in Wheatley Sports Complex (50 yard line) 2. Run/Walk 5k Solo Division. You may walk or run all or part of this race. One loop on the course. 10 Divisions. 3. Run 25k Solo Division. For runners only. One person runs 5 loops on the course. 10 Divisions. 4. Kids 12 and Under Division. 400 yard run/walk. Two Divisions.Brief Description contiuned
1. The 25k Relay: Runners only. 5 people/team. 5 loops through the course. 11 Divisions. Handoffs in the stadium.
2. Run/Walk 5k Solo Division. You may walk or run all or part of this race. One loop on the course. 10 Divisions.
3. Run 25k Solo Division. For runners only. One person runs 5 loops on the course. 10 Divisions.
4. Kids 12 and Under Division. 400 yard run/walk. One lap around the track. 2 Divisions. Parents may join the smaller kids
Start, handoff & finish in on the Wheatley Heights Track. All races are out and back. They start on the track, circle around and out the back gate towards Salado Creek Trails. The turnaround/halfway point is about one mile into the trail. It will be marked with a timing pad for runner identification. Upon returning to the track make handoffs before electronic pad. However, both runners (person handing off & person receiving baton) must run over the pad for proper timing.
Welcome to the 3rd Annual American Hero 25K Relay brought to you by the Free Spirits Track Club Inc. a Texas non-profit IRS 501 c 3 Public Charity established to promote running and athletic events, to raise scholarships for cancer survivors (and other diseases including blindness and child abuse) and to honor Our American Heroes. This event will also donate part of the proceeds to nonprofit organizations listed in this registration. Please check off your preferred organization. .
NOTE TO ALL REGISTRANTS AND ESPECIALLY THE CAPTAINS:
To make your American Hero 25K Relay experience a good one please review this site thoroughly and all the links to the AmericanHero25kRelay.org website.
Our goal is to get the entire community to recognize our many local heroes and to help our brave young survivors further their education through your entry fees, donations and admission donations by promoting running and athletic events.
1. 5 person 25K Relay ( Brackenridge Park, Koehler Pavilion)
2. The Relay is out and back. It will start on the track at the 50 yard line, run on the track and out the north gate and go north on to Salado Creek Trails for about 1 and 1/4 miles and turnaround and go back to the track. All handoffs are on the track.
6. Music and entertainment will be provided. Jay Tope, SAsports, will be our MC & DJ, Lady Heat Rays will cheer you on, Nationally known Sarah Centeno, Supra 7 Band, Mariachi Las Coronelas, and Dara Niemi will perform. Prizes will be hit into the audience during the awards ceremony.
8. Note: Refund Policy:
All entries are non- refundable even if event is cancelled. Note: In 43 years and over 200 running events the Free Spirits have never cancelled an event. We run rain or shine. After expenses all funds go towards scholarships to graduating seniors and GED grads who have survived deadly diseases such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes, child abuse, etc. For any reason, please don't ask for a refund. Your understanding is appreciated.
Categories, Late and Alternate Registrations:
If a team (all 5 members) has inadvertently multiple categories they will be placed in the most appropriate category. Changes to registration after registration closes on 23 May 2013 can be made at Packet Pickup (recommended), Sat 25 May, Spaghetti Warehouse, 1226 E. Houston from 1PM to 5PM and on race day (NOT RECOMMENDED) starting at 6:30AM at Wheatley Heights Sports Complex. It will take time to make all changes so be there early.
Registration: $29 till 31 Dec 2012, $39 from 1 Jan till 31 Mar 2013, $50 from 1 Apr till 24 May 2013, 11:59 PST. $60 after 24 May at Packet Pickup and at Koehler Pavilion on the day of the event NLT 8AM, 27 May 2013. Alternates: All alternates must have bib number (from the person they are replacing) to run without an entry fee.
Registration fee for alternates without a bib number is $60 at Packet Pickup or at the event. Make sure you know your team name and team Captain.
Please Note: All 25k Relay Divisions and Run 25k Solo Divisions are for runners only. This is due to time constraints. Walking is allowed only in the Run/Walk 5k Solo Divisions.
All Paid Registrants: American Hero 25k Relay T-shirt
All Distance Races: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place medals for all divisions except for Kids Run.
The rest of the finishers will receive American Hero 25K Relay Memorial Medals. No duplicate awards
ALL CAPTAINS will receive a memorial baton with the words "AMERICAN HERO 25K RELAY" this is the same baton that will be used in the race. Only one captain per team. The Captain is the person responsible for putting the team together. Go to AmericanHero25kRelay.org for more details
The Kids 12 and Under Division: Large custom made American Hero 25k Relay Memorial Ribbons
Audience and Runners/Walkers will randomly get cash gifts and sponsor prizes during awards ceremony.