Indoor 5K to be electronically timed.
For the first time, electronic timing will be used for the Prairie Striders Indoors 5K at the Sanford/Jackrabbit Athletic Complex Saturday, Jan. 21.
All levels of runners are welcome as the race will have two heats — 8:30 a.m. for those planning to run in 24 minutes or less and the other at 9 a.m.
Participants will receive Prairie Striders performance running socks.
Packet pickup is immediately preceding the race. Doors open at 7:30 a.m.
Timing will be handled by Dakota Timing, which is timing the SDSU Jim Emmerich Invitational track meet, which begins at noon. Electronic timing won’t eliminate the need for runners to track their laps (16 2/3). Lap counters will only be able to track the leaders, so runners may want to use a clicker or a function on their watch or smartphone to avoid confusion.
Enter online at www.allsportcentral.com. Entry fee is $20 through Jan. 15. Late entry is $25.
If the field hasn't hit the 100-runner cap by 5:30 p.m. Jan. 20, race-day entries taken at the door.
Jay Larsen is co-directing the race with Dave Graves. Contact the directors at firstname.lastname@example.org or 605-627- 5718.
What: Prairie Striders Indoor 5K
When: Saturday, January 21, 2017
Start Time: 8:30 and 9 a.m.
Registration: Register online at AllSportCentral.com.
In–person registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Jan. 21, if the 100-runner field has not filled.
Cost: $20 by Jan. 15; $25 thereafter.
Location: Sanford-Jackrabbit Athletic Complex on the north end of the SDSU campus.
Awards: Recognition given to the top male and top female finishers in the Open (19+) and Masters (40+) divisions.
Race Course: Run hard, turn left.
Race Director(s): Dave Graves and Jay Larsen, email@example.com, 627-5718.