The Winterfest Run & Walk is quickly becoming one of the area’s most popular running events. And 2014 brings something new! Along with the popular Winterfest 5k, we’re adding a first ever 10k chip timed course for Anderson and McDonald County!
This year, the run is being held on Saturday, November 22nd. Registration starts at 7 am at the old City Hall Train Station in Anderson. The race starts at 8 am for everyone – walkers and runners. Entry fees are $20 for 5k entries received before the day of the race, $25 if you pay the day of the race. For 10k runners or walkers, it’s $30 pre race & $35 the day of the race.
The Winterfest 5k/10K Run & Walk is more than just a race. Money raised from the event goes to the Anderson Betterment Club’s Playground Project. It’s an effort to buy and maintain new playground equipment for all of Anderson’s city parks!
Runners and walkers from Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and other states come to Anderson to compete on the USATF certified 5k course. It winds through the historic streets of Anderson before taking a short jog outside of town, then back to the Start/Finish line. *Note: The 10k Course is NOT Certified. We’re testing it out this year to see how it will go.
For 2014, the first 125 entrants get a free t-shirt and goodie bag. Overall winners and age category winners get a customized Winterfest Christmas ornament instead of a medal. So hang your winnings on your Christmas tree, not around your neck!
Also returning for 2014 is the much coveted “Silver Shoe” award, given to the participant who signs up and brings the most participants to the Run/Walk.
Both the Winterfest 5k & 10k races will be chip timed! This will ensure accurate and immediate results.
You can even register online by clicking here to be taken to the registration page. Of course, you can always just click here for an entry form for the Winterfest 5K/10k Run/Walk event scheduled for November 22,2014. Be an early bird and print the form and return the bottom section with your registration fee to the address listed on the form. Or you can bring it the day of the race. Registration starts at 7 am at the old City Hall Train Station in Anderson. The race starts at 8. We hope to see you there! Winterfest 5K/10K Entry Form 2014