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Parks & Recreation to host a Rockin’ Run & Roll 5K on January 19

Post Date:10/29/2018 12:52 PM

The City of North Port will host an inaugural Rockin’ Run & Roll 5K on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at the Morgan Family Community Center, 6207 W. Price Blvd. This event is open to all ages and abilities. The flat, fast 3.1-mile race is well marked with a water stations along the route.

Race packet bags and special giveaways are guaranteed for the first 300 registered participants. The entry fee is $20 on or before Dec. 13; $25 from Dec. 14 through Jan. 18; and $30 on Race Day. All registration must be completed online at www.runsignup.com/np5k

This year’s event theme is “1959 Rock’n’Roll,” in commemoration of the City of North Port’s 60th anniversary. Parks & Recreation is encouraging participants to dress in their best “golden oldies” attire.

Participants who pre-registered before Jan. 15 can pick up race packets at that Morgan Center on Jan. 17-18 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Those registered after Jan. 15 will pick up their race packets on the morning of the 5K.

Awards will be presented immediately following the 5K to the top three male finishers, top three female finishers in the following categories; Overall, Masters, Grand Masters, Senior Grand Master, Veterans.

Age groups awards with be given to the following: 9 and under, 10-15, 16-25, 26-35, 36-45, 46-55, 56-66, 66-75, 76+.

The Largest Team Award will be given to the team or organization with the most participants registered.

The City of North Port is seeking race-related businesses and organizations interested in providing vendor or information booths.

For more information, contact Parks & Recreation at (941) 429-7275 or visit www.cityofnorthport.com/parksandrecreation.
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