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THE WHOVILLE 5K

DEC 21 @ 10AM

Schedule of Events

 

Race Day, Sunday, Dec 21

 

  • 8:00am -- Costume Judging Begins
  • 8:30am to 10:00am Packet Pick Up --No Race Day Registration at Riverside Park, 2001 Monroe Avenue Northeast, Grand Rapids, MI 49505.
  •  9:50am -- Introduction of the characters
  •  10:00am - the kid's fun run begins
  •  10:05 - 5K run begins
  •  10:07 - 5k Walk immediately after the last runner crosses the start line!
  • Approx 10:00am -- Costume contest stops
  • Approx 11:00am Costume contest and raffle prizes awarded (most be present to win **EXCEPT** for Grinch quilt)

 

Parking

There is limited parking at this event..please car pool if possible.

 

There is no parking in the park since it is closed for the season. All parking is along Monroe and other city streets in the area. **DO NO PARK AT THE MARINE CORE RESERVE CENTER.**  Parking for volunteers will be at the southern most parking lot located at the corner of Monroe and Knapp Streets.

 

Pedestrian Crossing

We will have crossing guards and a police officer to assist participants in crossing Monroe Ave before the event at the corner of Knapp and Monroe. **There will be no crossing guards after the event so please be careful.**

 

Packet Pick Up Procedure

Look up your bib number before getting in line.  Provide that number at the check-in table. We will have 3 lines -- 1-351 352 - 699; 700 and up. Please pin your bib to the most outer layer. This will need to be visible for the refreshment tent.

 

Spectator Refreshments

We will be selling hot chocolate and coffee at the Whoville Cafe for spectators for a suggested donation of $1 a cup. All proceeds from the cafe will got to Wounded Warrior Project.

 

Weather

Well the weather looks like no snow but chance of black ice, but please be prepared to run in snowy, cold weather. If we have a heavy snowfall the weekend of the event, the course will not be plowed or melting materials will not be applied. This is Michigan people! If we get a significant snow event, we will cancel and not reschedule. That call may be made on race day so watch Facebook for the latest details.

 

If you feel uncomfortable running in the weather we have that day, by all means please don't run.

 

 

 

 

CARLA ORCHESTRATES THE DECORATING OF OUR TREATS…NOT ONLY THE SCRUMPTIOUS TASTE BUT THE DELICIOUS APPEARANCE TOO!

EMILY IS OUR GO TO WHO! DOES ASSIST IN ALL THINGS, FROM DECORATIONS TO TREATS TO COSTUME JUDGING!

LESLIE ORGANIZES THE JUDGING AND REGISTRATION. HER BIGGEST ROLE THOUGH IS MRS. MAYOR!

JILL MANAGES ALL THINGS VOLUNTEER! SHE ALSO HELPS IN DECORATING AND TREAT MAKING!

SILVIA IS THE VOICE OF WHOVILLE! SHE WILL EMCEE THE EVENT THIS YEAR AND SUPPORTS DECORATING AND JUDGING!

DOUG (A.K.A. THE MAYOR OF WHOVILLE) IS ALONG FOR THE RIDE!

MEET THE WHOVILLE PLAYERS

Register or volunteer  for this year's Whoville 5k now!!

 

We are re-opening "no shirt" option for registration for Whoville 5K until Friday Dec 19 at 10pm!

 

CLICK HERE

WIN THIS HANDMADE QUILT DESIGNED BY MRS MAYOR!!

 

EVERYONE ENTERED HAS A CHANCE TO TAKE THIS HOME!

 

EXTRA RAFFLE TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED AT EVENT TOO!

WE ARE RAISING MONEY TO SUPPORT WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT..ALL EXTRA DONATIONS FOR RAFFLE TICKETS GO TO THEIR CAUSE

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GRAND RAPIDS, MI

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