Commit 2 Fit Leprechaun-a-thon
presented by BODYARMOR
Date: Saturday, March 20, 2021
Start Location: First Avenue near Bridgepoint Plaza
Finish Location: Pedestrian Bridge leading to the Forum and the Town Green
Run Waves: Running waves begin at 5 p.m. and go off every five minutes until 5:40 p.m.
Health Walk: Walk waves begin at 5:50 p.m. with waves starting every 5 minutes until 6:35 p.m.
Race Certification: The 5K course is certified by USA Track and Field, certification code GA20019WC and is also a Peachtree Road Race qualifier.
Registration: Registration is now open. You can register online at runsignup.com or visit 1 Shorter Avenue to register in person. The cost for the 5K is $25 and the cost of the heath walk is $20. There will be no race-day registration or race-day packet pickup. Registration closes on Sunday, March 14 or when the race is full. After March 14, late registration can only be done in person at 1 Shorter Avenue. Late registration costs are $35 for the 5K and the health walk.
Participant Limits: The 5K is limited to 450 participants and the walk is limited to 450 participants, so please register early. Individuals and teams will be asked to select there wave start time from the available slots at registration.
Race News: All relevant race news will be posted on our web site at www.rfpra.com and our social media accounts at Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Race news will also be sent to the email address used for race registration, so be sure to use an email address you can access. Groups will have an email sent to the group member who registered them and that person will be responsible for contacting the group members of any changes.
Group Registration: We offer a discount for groups of 20 or more, who register for the walk or run. Group Registration closes on Friday, March 12. There is no late registration for groups.
Group registration cost is $15 for the walk and $20 for the run. The group discount will not apply during half-off week, however everyone in the group can register at the half-off price.
One person in the group will be responsible for packet pick-up and communication should race, walk times or events change.
The group members will all be assigned the same run wave time or the same walk wave time. Please note the run waves happen earlier in the day while the walk waves later.
Groups with 25 or more registered walkers or runners can have their packets and race shirts delivered to their business. That group’s packets, numbers and shirts will be boxed or bagged and delivered on Monday or Tuesday March 15 or 16. It is the group’s responsibility to distribute the packets once they have been dropped off. We can only deliver to businesses in Rome. Those groups who qualify for delivery need to contact firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, March 11.
Packet Pickup: Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation will host packet pick-up the week leading up to the race. Groups can pick up packets on Wednesday, March 17. Everyone can pick up packets on Thursday, March 18 and Friday March 19. Late registration will be accepted in-person only on those days as well. Packet pick-up times are from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Quick reminder, there is no packet pick up on race day and no race-day registration.
Awards will be announced on Sunday afternoon March 21 on social media and the RFPRA web site. Awards and will be available to be picked up starting on Tuesday, March 22 at RFPRA Headquarters at 1 Shorter Avenue.
What is a wave race?
To keep the number of participants gathered at the start and to help spread out participants along the course, we will be starting walkers and runners in waves. The walk is a non-timed event. Runner waves will be assigned via predicted finish time. If a runner or walker would like to change their wave time, please contact email@example.com.
Runners and walkers need to arrive 15 minutes before their scheduled time. Each wave will have corral areas set up to allow for social distancing. Each wave will also be broken up into smaller groups. Everyone is encouraged to wear the disposable mask from their race packets before the walk or run.
Garbage cans are set up just before and after the start line for tossing used masks.
Runner Waves begin at 5 p.m. and will run every five minutes until approximately 5:40 p.m. Walker waves will begin approximately at 5:50 and start every five minutes until approximately 6:35 p.m.
Wave Time Changes: If fewer people register for the race or walk, we will make some changes to the wave times to ensure both the run and walk continue to move in an orderly fashion.
Walk details: The walk begins on First Avenue, cover portions of the Kingfisher Trail and the levee before ending on the pedestrian bridge in front of the Forum and the Town Green. The walk is approximately two miles.
Run details: The run begins on First Avenue before covering portions of the Kingfisher Trail and levee system behind Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation Headquarters and finishing on pedestrian bridge near the Forum and the Town Green.
Starting line: The starting area will be marked to help with social distancing and there will be several trash cans to allow runners or walkers to toss disposable masks before they start if they would like to wear them.
Post Race: There will be BODYARMOR near the Forum on the Town Green in tubs but there will be no fruit or food due to COVID concerns.
Water: We won’t be able to man a water station in the current situation. If you feel like you will need water during the walk or run, please bring some with you.
Awards: The top three finishers in their age groups as well as the first overall male and female, male and female master’s runners and male and female grandmasters runner receive awards.
Age Groups: 10 and under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+
Weather, COVID or other issues: All attempts will be made for the race and walk to run as scheduled. This is a rain or shine event. The race and walk are adhering to current COVID protocols. If the race has to be postponed for a weather event or new COVID protocols released by the government, we will schedule a make-up day and time and communicate this information through media channels, our social media accounts, our website and via the email address registrants entered on their forms.