Willis Dady's 9th Annual Run & Ride
Saturday from 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM CDT
Come join us on Oct. 23rd 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 23rd for the 5k, 10k, and NEW Kids Ride-A-Thon at the Prairie Park Fishery. You can register ahead of time, or on the day of the event, so bring a friend with you! Everyone is welcome to participate. Check out the schedule of events for the day and more details about the NEW Kids Ride-A-Thon below
PRE-REGISTRATION CLOSES AT 2:00 PM ON FRIDAY, 10/22/2021. PLEASE JOIN US AT 8:00 AM ON SATURDAY, 10/23/2021 TO REGISTER BEFORE THE RACE BEGINS! CASH, CHECK, AND CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
Saturday, Oct. 23rd
8:00 AM Race Registration/Check-in/Packet & Bib pick up
8:30 AM 5k and 10k Races start
10:00 AM Awards for the races
10:30 AM Check-in for Ride-A-Thon
12:00 PM Ride-A-Thon last call
The 5K Run and Walk is 2 laps around the map. Green dot is the start, Red dot is the finish line! See the outline below:
The 10K run is 3 laps with an out-and-back on the Sac & Fox Trail. See the outline below:
We will have course marshalls for safety at multiple points throughout the course. Water stations will also be set up for mid-race hydration.
New this year, 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 23rd, 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 23rd. 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. The reward levels will be announced by mid-August, so sign your child up and be on the lookout for those announcements!
Changemaker Prize Boxes
Award levels are here! As your child fundraises, they will be filling their Changemaker Box with the following prizes:
$25: Willis Dady Changemaker T-Shirt
$75: 1st Edition Willis Dady Coloring Book
$100: Changemaker Drawstring Bag
$150: Willis Dady Stocking Cap
$200: Changemaker Superhero Cape
$250+: A Changemaker Trophy
Changemaker boxes will be sent out post-race (allowing delivery time for rewards) by the end of December 2021. If you have any questions or concerns about your child's participation in the Ride-A-Thon, feel free to contact Allison at [email protected]