WHAT IS HAPPENING?
Sawmill Brewing Company is hosting their 3rd annual 5K event! But, since we know that not everyone loves running, there is going to be a 2-mile family walk/run portion too! And, we are throwing a big party afterwards so that everyone in the family can participate in something throughout the day.
WHEN IS THIS FUN STUFF GOING DOWN?
September 7, 2019. The 5K will begin at 11:00am sharp with the 2-mile family walk/run starting shortly after. The party will get started as racers finish (roughly 11:30am) and last all day long!
HOW MUCH DOES THIS COST?
Participation in the 5K trail run is $40. Each racer will receive a race day t-shirt, a bag packed full of swag and fun giveaways, their bib number and chip for timing, a post-race meal, and a beer! (If you are under 21, we have some delicious craft sodas for you instead)
Participation in the 2-mile family walk/run is $20 for each person 12 and over. Each registered 12 and up participant will receive a race day t-shirt, a bag packed full of swag and fun giveaways and a beverage of their choice (beer offered to those over 21). Any kiddos under age 12 are welcome to participate as well, and, unlike most things these days… they are FREE! All kids under 12 must still be registered, and must be participating with a registered adult. However, they will still get a race day t-shirt!
WHERE IS THE COURSE?
The 5K runners will depart from Sawmill’s parking lot and run through the woods ½ mile to get to the Prairie Trails paths. Runners will circle the West loop, then the East loop, and return to Sawmill through the woods and finish on the North side of Sawmill’s property. Here is a detailed map
The 2-mile family walk/run leaves Sawmill’s parking lot and heads West on 9th Street, North on Mill Street, East on Riverview Road, South on Hwy K/Center Ave, and ends back in Sawmill’s parking lot. Here is a detailed map
HOW FAMILY FRIENDLY IS THIS 2-MILE FAMILY WALK/RUN?
The family course is very easily walkable and stroller friendly. The entire route will be on pavement and does not have much of an incline throughout.
CAN I HAVE A STROLLER IN THE 5K?
No. This is a trail run with roots, rocks, gravel surfaces, and narrow passages. While it will be well maintained, it will not be stroller-friendly. If you would like to push a kiddo during the race, we encourage you to sign up for the 2-mile family walk/run, NOT the 5K.
Awards will be given to the top male and female finishers in each age category during the post-race party. The awards ceremony will be held from 12:30-12:45
WE ARE DOING A DONATION TOO!
Because we believe that not only being an active part of your community is important, but we also believe that giving back to your community is important… we are going to have a unique giving aspect to this event. A portion of every registration will be donated back, and, we will be collecting additional donations the day of the race. Who are we donating to? That is a great question! And, we are going to let YOU decide. When you come to packet pick up, each racer will get to cast their vote for the organization they want to receive the donation. We will announce the winning recipient during the post-race party.
The three options are:
- Lincoln County Respite Care
- Food for Kids
- Homeless Shelter
All 3 charities will receive a donation based on the percentage of votes they get.
HOW DO I GET MY PACKET?
Friday September 6th: Packet pickup and on-site registration from 4:00-7:00pm at Sawmill Brewing Company
Saturday September 7th: Packet pickup and on-site registration from 9:00-10:30am at Sawmill Brewing Company.
WHAT’S THE AFTER PARTY ALL ABOUT?
We basically just want you to stick around and have a fun time that day. So, we will have food trucks, live music, a kids’ area and more giveaways. In late July, we will post a full line up of the day that will feature each of the musicians who will be playing, and all of the food trucks that will be available. If you have specific questions in the meantime, feel free to let us know. However, we promise there will be lots to do, eat, and drink… and a place for the kids to hang out too.
WHAT FOOD WILL BE AT THE POST-RACE PARTY?
Food Trucks will start serving at 11am
- Sawmill Brewing Food Trailer
- Pizza Kiln
- Studio 808
THIS SEEMS LIKE A STELLAR EVENT, CAN I BE A SPONSOR?
Of course! We are excited to consider this a Merrill Community event and would love to have you participate in it. For more information on sponsorship opportunities email us at [email protected], or, contact our Sponsorship Coordinator, Zach Kubichek at [email protected]
DO YOU NEED VOLUNTEERS?
It absolutely takes a big team to make an event like this happen, and we are happy to have you volunteer for the event. If you are interested, please click on the link RaceToTheTapsVolunteer
I STILL HAVE MORE QUESTIONS…
If you have more questions that were not answered above, feel free to email us at [email protected] or, contact our Race Director, Jamie Carnes, at 312.804.9002. She is the best person to answer detail questions… not our beertenders 😊