2018 GARDEN OF LIFE SUN RUN 5K CHALLENGE
WHEN: April 28, 2018
TIME: Gun start at 7:30 a.m.
Race Day Packet Pick up will begin at 5:45 a.m at the race site. Please allow yourself plenty of time for parking, and walking to the start area. We suggest you arrive at PGA no later than 6:45AM.
WHERE: PGA National Champion Course, 400 Avenue of the Champions, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
Please consider car pooling on race day morning.
WHAT: Garden of Life® presents its third annual Garden of Life Sun Run 5K Challenge, a race for runners and walkers of all ages, at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The race, which benefits Special Olympics, features a 5K (3.1 mile) scenic route along the famous Champion Course, home of the PGA Tour’s Honda Classic. The race is limited to 1,200 participants – sign up early to guarantee your spot!
FUNDRAISING – SPECIAL OLYMPICS:
Personal Pledge Pages
Each participant is given the option to create a custom pledge page. Participants can edit their photo and write a unique message to greet their donors. A unique pledge link can be shared to their network via all the popular social media channels and email.
Top fundraisers will be highlighted on an event leaderboard on the registration page for all participants and visitors to see. Participants can fundraise alone or with a team. The top fundraiser’s prize will be an iPhone X.
GOODY BAG: All runners and walkers will receive the goody bag after finishing. The GEAR CHECK tab on the race bib is your ticket for the goody bag.
EARLY PACKET PICKUP: Thursday April 26 between 4:00PM and 6:30PM. Location: TBA
IMPORTANT: If you are picking up for 3 or more people, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with all first and last names, age and the name of the person picking up no later than April 25th at 4PM.
HIGHLIGHTS: All registered runners will receive a Sun Run 5K T-shirt, Garden of Life goody bag valued at $300, personalized race bib and post-race breakfast. All race entrants will be entered-to-win a BRAND-NEW HONDA® FIT vehicle! The 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Male and Female Finishers of the Elite Heat will each receive a CASH PRIZE ($3,000, $2,000, $1,000, respectively)! There will be a $100 prize for each Age Group winner and all finishers will receive a Finishers Medal.
A portion of your registration fee will be donated to Special Olympics Palm Beach County. Runners make donations to support this cause when signing up, and set up a personal fundraising page. The top fundraiser will be recognized at the event.
Heat 1: Elite Runners*
Heat 2: Runners and Walkers
*Runners who hope to qualify for the fastest start group (Heat 1) need to do the following:
- Register as “Elite Heat Qualifier” AND
- Submit proof of fastest 5K time (January 1, 2017 or later) to email@example.com.
Spots are limited. Athletes who register as “Elite Heat Qualifier” are not guaranteed a Heat 1 start. Elite Heat Registration closes on Sunday, April 22 at 11:59PM.
Elite Heat Male/Female*
- 1st Place: $3,000 cash
- 2nd Place: $2,000 cash
- 3rd Place: $1,000 cash
*Overall Elite winners are determined by gun time and not by chip time (the first male and female runners to cross the finish line). Elite heat runners are eligible for age group awards.
Age Group Awards*
- 5-year age groups: 14 and under, 15-19 … 70-74, 75 and over)
- 1st Place: $100 cash & Sun Run 5K plaque
- 2nd Place: Sun Run 5K plaque
- 3rd Place: Sun Run 5K plaque
*Age group winners are determined by chip time.
FINISHER MEDALS: All finishers will receive a Finisher Medal.