Held to benefit the His Daily Bread Community Soup Kitchen in Coats, this event promises a bowl of soup to all finishers.
In 2019 over 200 runners and walkers signed up for this event. Joseph Mooneyham won the race in a course-record 16:46, breaking Omar Wiggans mark of 16:52 achieved in 2016. Jenny DiPaolo led all the women with a 19:05. DiPaola also holds the women’s course record of 18:59 which she set in 2018.
The race is run on a USAT&F-certified course starting and finishing at Coats Senior Center – the home of the Soup Kitchen. The Senior Center is located at 214 East Park Street in Coats.
Once again, the race will be the first race in the 2020 Second Empire Grand Prix.
Entrants have a choice of entering as a competitive or recreational runner. Competitive entrants will receive an official time, receive points in the Grand Prix Series and be eligible for awards. Recreational entrants will not receive official times, but can either time themselves or see their times on the digital clock at the finish line.
The entry fee for the 5K is $25 up to and including January 19.. After that date, the fee is $30 up to and including race day. The entry fee includes a t-shirt, guaranteed to all those entered by January 14th. After that date, it will be “as available.”
Awards will be presented to the first three males overall, to the first three females overall and to the top three finishers in each of the following age groups: (both sexes) 12-under, 13-19, 20-24, 20-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54,55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74-75-79, and 80-over.