Spring Hope 5K Returns on April 23rd

Spring Hope 5K logo for 2016. Source: Spring Hope Chamber of Commerce, Spring Hope NC.
Spring Hope 5K logo for 2016. Source: Spring Hope Chamber of Commerce, Spring Hope NC.

By Jan Mills and Kay Whatley (Editor)

The Spring Hope Chamber of Commerce is holding their second annual 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run in historic downtown Spring Hope. Runners may register to participate; spectators may come for free for the April 23, 2016.

During the event, there will be food, music, runner awards and prizes, and an opportunity to cheer on local folks running or walking.

Racers who already signed up — before April 10, 2016 — will receive race t-shirts. Registration is still available, without a guaranteed shirt. Runners participating in the Spring Hope 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run should arrive at 8am on April 23, and the event ends at noon. The event includes an officially timed 5K at 10am and the 1-Mile Fun Run at 11am. Awards and prizes will be given for several age groups. This event is rain or shine.

Included with the registration ticket for the 5K or Fun Run are a race t-shirt (limited to early registrations only), a “swag bag” of cool race stuff, an official race bib, and a timing chip for 5K participants.

All participants (regardless of age),  must sign a waiver and bring it to packet pick up. Waivers will be provided via email prior to the event, they will also be available on Facebook and during race packet pick up. No packets will be released without a signed waiver.

On-street parking is available around downtown Spring Hope. Some roads will be closed during the race.

The Chamber’s race participation form is online and includes contact information, registration, and FAQ.

All proceeds from this event will go to the Chamber of Commerce to support this race as well as upcoming events in our area, including the Pumpkin Festival, Old Fashion Christmas and other community events. A portion of the proceeds will also be donated to the Spring Hope Elementary School (for educational material) and the Spring Hope Police Department (Equipment).

More information on the Spring Hope Chamber of Commerce is on their Facebook page.

Spring Hope is a small town, incorporated in 1889, located in Nash County, North Carolina. Its downtown historic district was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1988. The Town of Spring Hope official website is online at www.springhope.net.

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