Mercer Health Countywide 5-K Challenge

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Mercer Health Countywide 5-K Challenge

St. Henry Redskin Classic 5K

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The next race in the Mercer Health 5K Challenge is the Redskin Classic in St. Henry on Sunday, July 5th.  The race will feature a new starting time of 8:45 AM. The course is a mixture of St. Henry neighborhoods that provide spectator support with a short jaunt into the country before finishing in front of the high school.

Even if you have not participated in any Challenge races yet this year, you are still eligible to earn a Mercer Health 5K Challenge shirt and year end age group awards by competing in the final six races. Anyone who has participated in both of the first two races are still eligible to earn a half-zip runners pullover at the end of the season by competing in all eight Challenge 5K's.

Entry forms for the remaining Challenge 5K's are available under the Entry Forms tab of this website.  Also the current Standings and results from Zuma 5K and Country Fest 5K are posted under the Race Menu on the left.

Special thanks to the Challenge Sponsors:  Mercer Health, Independent Capital Management, Innergy Fitness, Cooper Farms, Wabash Communications and the Grand Lake Marathon.

 

 

 

Parking Instructions for Country Fest 5K

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Attention Country Fest Runners: Tomorrow runners will need to park at the Spiritual Center parking lot which is northwest of the picnic grounds or at the St. John’s church parking lot south of the picnic grounds. It is advised to come early and to carpool if you are able to. On the upside it looks like it will be a nice, cool weather run tomorrow!
 

Maria Stein Countryfest 5K

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With the forcast of cool weather and sunny skies it will make great running conditions for the Countryfest 5K to be held Sunday, June 28th. Registration is from 7:30 - 8:30 with the 5k beginning at 9:00.  The Countryfest 5K is the second race of the eight race Mercer Health 5K Challenge Series. Even if you missed last week race at Zuma you are still eligible to earn a Mercer Health 5K Challenge shirt and for age group awards by participating in least six of the remaining seven Challenge 5K's. And if you did compete in the Zuma 5K you can earn a runners half zip pullover by competing in all eight Challenge 5k's.

 

Are you ready for the Challenge??

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The 2015 Mercer Health 5K Challenge is ready to kick off at the Zuma 5K this Saturday, June 20th.  Registeration begins at 7:30 AM with the race beginning at 9:00.

As in the past, all participants that compete in at least six of the eight events will be eligible for year end age group awards and a Mercer Health 5K Challenge long-sleeved tech shirt. If you are planning to compete in at least six races please submit your shirt size as soon as possible at a race or by clicking the Submit Shirt Size tab on the left side of this page.

Also new this year, all participants will have extra incentive to run all eight races.  As each participant that completes the entire eight race Challenge will receive a gender specific dri-run half-zip runners pullover.  The only way to receive this special item with the official Challenge logo will be by competing in all eight Challenge races. Of course, if you are not at Zuma you won't be able to earn this special item.

The following week the Challenge will move on to the Maria Stein Country Fest on Sunday, June 28th.  Entry forms for all Challenge races are available on this website on the Entry Forms tab.

Special thanks goes out to the race directors and the following sponsors for their support:

Mercer Health, Cooper Farms, Wabash Communications, Innergy Fitness, Grand Lake Marathon and Independent Capital Management.

Looking forward to a great Zuma 5K and a fantastic Challenge season!!

 

 

 

New incentive for 2015

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The Mercer Health 5K Challenge committee is pleased to announce that all runners/walkers that complete all eight (8) Challenge races will receive a Mercer Health 5K Challenge dri-fit half-zip pullover. As you enter into the fall season you will be able to proudly wear your new running gear as proof that you completed the entire eight race Challenge.

In addition to the eight race Challenge award, as in the past, all who compete in at least six of the eight races will receive a 5K Challenge tech shirt and be eligible for age group awards.

The Challenge season kicks off June 20th with the Zuma 5K. Entry forms are now available on this site and the Challenge brochure will be in the mail soon.

 

 

 
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