Sunday, August 21, 2016
Registration Opens: 8:00 a,m,
5K Starts: 9:00 a.m.
Margaret Carpenter Park
3498 E. 112th Avenue
Thornton, CO 80233
Poly blend "Just Fartleked It" tech shirt
Custom Finishers Medal
Fartlek Speed Zone on the Course
Post Event Festival (fun for ages 1 - 99)
Free Kids Fun Run
Top Male/Female Overall
Top Male/Female in Fartlek Zone and $100 to each
Top Male/Female in the following age groups:
12 & Under, 13 - 19, 20 - 29, 30 - 39, 40 - 49, 50 - 59, 60 - 69, 70 - 79, 80 & Over
Register by Mail, click the pdf icon
Portion of the proceeds benefit Kuamini, Inc.'s Precious Miles Program and Kuamini’s designated charity partner, The Caruso Family Charities.
Kuamini, Inc. mission is making a difference in the lives of those around me and a difference in my community. Every year, with every race, we are able to raise money for families who are struggling, and hopefully bring a smile to their faces in the process.
Caruso Family Charities is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to assisting families who have a child, adolescent or young adult being treated in Colorado for a life-threatening disease or life-altering event. Through our Funding Families program, our mission is to relieve some financial pressures, such as rent, insurance payments, energy bills, co-pays or gas, so the family may focus on caring for their sick child.
AUGUST 21, 2016 . MARGARET CARPENTER PARK . THORNTON, CO
Are dogs and push strollers allowed?
Yes, we are K9 friendly to all well mannered, controlled, and leashed dogs. Push Strollers are more than welcome and children in the strollers do not need to be registered.
I cannot attend the event, can I get a refund?
Unfortunately since the Fartlek 5K supports a great charity, no refunds are offered. If you are unable to attend, please contact us to see about transferring your registration to another person.
The shirt size I selected doesn't fit, can I exchange?
We realize this happens. You will be given the shirt size you signed up for when you pickup your packet. You may, depending upon availability, exchange your shirt in the post event expo area after you run/walk.
What is the Fartlek Zone?
You can't have a fartlek run without a fartlek along the way. We will have a spot along the course where we will have a fartlek zone. This is the time to pick it up and sprint. The distance will be short, but challenging enough to get your heart rate up. The fastest male and female in this zone will win $100! You don't have to fartlek if you don't want to.
How far is your kids fun run?
Our Kids fun run is intended for kids 8 & under with a general distance of 200 meters.
JUST FARTLEK IT
Okay I am sure you just snickered a bit, and truthfully we do to, but before you think this is all a word made up on the school grounds by some hyperactive kids, let me introduce you to what Fartlek actually means.
From our friends at Runner’s World Magazine: Fartlek is Swedish for "speed play," and that is exactly what it’s all about. Unlike tempo and interval work, fartlek is unstructured and alternates moderate-to-hard efforts with easy throughout. After a warmup, you play with speed by running at faster efforts for short periods of time (to that tree, to the sign) followed by easy-effort running to recover.
The Fartlek 5K brings the “play like” attributes of this long and well known running jargon/training term into a fun family oriented 5K. The event will feature a 5K Run/Walk and a Fartlek zone (where we will capture the fastest speed play participants) and a fun post-event expo.