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Willis Dady's 10th Annual Run & Ride
Saturday from 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM CDT
Come join us on Oct. 8th for Willis Dady's Run & Ride! We will be running & riding rain (snow) or shine, so dress accordingly and come ready to rock your run/ride!
Join us on October 8th for the 5k, 10k, and NEW Kids Ride-A-Thon at the Prairie Park Fishery. Everyone is welcome to participate. Check out more details about the race route and about the Kids Ride-A-Thon below:
Online registration is closed as of Oct. 3rd, 2022. We have limited walk-up registration ability on the morning of Oct. 9th. Make sure to get there right at 8:30 to get registered!
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
8:30 AM Race Registration/Check-in/Packet & Bib pick up
9:00 AM 5k and 10k Races start
10:30 AM Awards for the races
11:00 AM Check-in for Ride-A-Thon
12:30 PM Ride-A-Thon last call
We are making some changes to the route this year, stay tuned as we update the outlines below! There will be on hard surface and an out-and-back for both the 5k and 10k routes.
The 5K Run and Walk is a partial loop around the Prairie Park Fishery (1.21 miles) with an out (.65 mile) and back (.65 mile) on the Sac and Fox Trail, returning to the Fishery trail (.58 mile) for a total of 5K. The numberless solid red dot is the start and finish line! See the outline below:
The 10K run is a full loop plus partial loop of the Prairie Park Fishery (3.02 miles) with an out (1.3 miles) and back (1.3 miles) on the Sac and Fox Trail, returning to the Fishery Trail (.58 miles) totaling 10K. See the outline below:
We will have course marshals for safety at multiple points throughout the course. Water stations will also be set up for mid-race hydration.
Willis Dady's Run & Ride Festival will include a Kids Ride-A-Thon! The Ride-A-Thon gives your child a fun activity and the opportunity to make a difference. Register them today to become a Changemaker and fundraise for those experiencing homelessness in our community! *Remote Lap completion is available. Reach out to [email protected] to learn more.
On October 8th, bring your kids, their bikes, and their pit crew to encourage them as they ride! We will have parking lots set up with age-appropriate distances that your child will circle around in a set time limit. Volunteers and staff members will help you find the right area for your child's laps and be the timers. There are two lap sizes that you can choose from for your child:
Lap Option 1: Trail Loop, .12 Miles
Lap Option 2: Around the Parking Lot, .03 Miles
Every child doing laps is required to have a parent in attendance, but they are also welcome to bring a pit crew to cheer them on! Kids can start their Ride-A-Thon laps from 10:30-12:30 on the 8th. Help your child fundraise for their laps to receive prizes in their Changemaker box! Read more about that below ⬇
*Remote Lap completion is available. Reach out to [email protected] to learn more.
Become A Changemaker:
After registering your child for Willis Dady's Kids Ride-A-Thon, you'll receive a pledge form, flyers, and a couple of social media posts that you can share with your friends, coworkers, and family by mid-August. Encourage them to support your child's ride by pledging a certain dollar amount per lap, or a straight donation to help your child make a difference for those experiencing homelessness. Check out the reward levels below:
Changemaker boxes will be sent out post-race (allowing delivery time for rewards) by the end of December 2022. If you have any questions or concerns about your child's participation in the Ride-A-Thon, feel free to contact Jason at [email protected]