Bert Nash has hosted the Nash Dash since 2002 and for our 60th Anniversary in 2010 we started a new tradition with new 5K & 10K race routes and a great post-race celebration!
Local and visiting runners will get a chance to run through (and up and down) some of the most historic and unique parts of Lawrence. Both routes will begin and end in Downtown Lawrence on the 600 block of Massachusetts Streets.
Back by popular demand will be the "Hill Challenge"! This race within a race will provide an individual "hill time" for each runner. Prizes will be awarded for fastest hill time for both men and women.
There will be live music, street entertainment and children's activities in the 600 block of Massachusetts that will continue until about 1 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Date: October 9, 2011 | Start Time: 8:30 a.m.
Certified courses: 5K (3.1 miles)/10K (6.2 miles)
5K ($30.00) ($25 if registered before 9/23/11) - Course Map
10K ($35.00) - ($30 if registered before 9/23/11) - Course Map
Saturday, October 8th, 10 a.m. -5 p.m., Garry Gribble's Running Sports, 839 Massachusetts St.
Sunday, October 9th, 7 a.m., 600 block of Massachusetts
• Aid stations, chip timing, and lots of fun for spectators to come and participate.
• Walkers welcome for the 5K course only; For safety reasons, no strollers or dogs please.
• All participants will receive an event t-shirt.
• Awards will be given to the top three overall male and female winners and top three places in each age group.
Age groups: (14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65+)
• No time to dawdle-there's a party to get to! (Out of respect for our neighbors in the community, please make note of course closing times.)
• The first two miles of the 5K race (race start to the corner of 13th and New Jersey Street) will close 45 minutes after the start (approx. 9:15 a.m.). All runners on New Jersey by that time will be able to finish along the route. If not at that location, runners/walkers will be asked to move to sidewalks and follow pedestrian traffic rules.
• The 10K route will be closed 1 hour and 45 minutes after race start (approx. 10:15 a.m.) All runners who have not finished the race will be asked by volunteers to move to sidewalks and follow pedestrian traffic rules.