Saturday, October 17th, 2020
Begins at 8:00am
This year you have the special opportunity to be part of the first Scarecrow 5k. The annual Scarecrow Festival is one of the most popular events at the Ashton Gardens. Enjoy a perfect fall run with the whole family while enjoying creative scarecrows made by members of the community.
Participants who remained registered for the Tulip 5k are automatically registered for the Scarecrow 5k. No extra work is needed from you - just arrive ready to run on race day!
Begins at 8:00 am
Scarecrow 5k is the special rescheduled event from the canceled Tulip 5k. All participants receive a Scarecrow 5k race shirt, Tulip Festival 5k medal, and the sheer satisfaction of running this amazing 3.1 mile race! The 5K is also a wheels-friendly run so strollers and other running aides are welcome.
Enjoy the beautiful fall weather during a 5k on your own schedule. Virtual Participants receive a Scarecrow 5k race shirt, Tulip Festival 2020 Bib and Tulip Festival 5k medal during Drive Through Packet Pickup on Friday October 16th from 11 am - 8 pm. Runners can submit their race times through Saturday, October 24th. Change Categories to the Virtual 5k or submit Virtual Results HERE.
*Virtual runners are not eligible for Division Awards. Late Packet Pickup begins October 19th at Thanksgiving Point's Reception desk (Butterfly Biosphere 2nd Floor, 10 am - 5 pm).
The health and safety of our employees, volunteers, and runners are top of mind amid concerns about the spread of COVID-19. We are monitoring expert recommendations, including guidance from the CDC, and advice of the federal, state, and local officials.
Thanksgiving Point staff and volunteers will all be taking extra precautions to ensure the safety of our runners.
Stay Home if You're Sick
Your safety is important to us and we encourage you to stay informed and up to date on COVID-19. Please be mindful and stay home if you are symptomatic (having fever, cough, or shortness of breath) or have recently traveled to a high-risk country.
We value our runner’s training and time. We also understand the gravity of this health situation and we thank you for your continued support.
Join us for Packet Pickup
Friday, October 16th, 11 am - 8 pm
Ashton Garden Visitors Center Roundabout
Please pick up your packet, bib number, shirt, at the packet pickup the day before the race. You may pick up someone else’s packet if you have a copy of their race registration. Packets will NOT be available to pick up the morning of the race. If you are for some reason unable to pick up your packet from the packet pickup, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
View the Scarecrow Festival 5k map HERE.
The 5K course starts and finishes at the Ashton Gardens. The 5K course runs through the of the Ashton Gardens during our annual Scarecrow Festival.
* Strollers will be allowed on the 5K course.
** Bikes, scooters, skateboards are NOT allowed—participants must run/walk course under their own power (excepting wheelchairs)
Prizes will be given to the top three male/female finishers in each of the following divisions:
ALL 5K finishers receive a custom Tulip 5k finisher medal.
Age division awards will be given to the top three Men’s & Women’s finishers in each of the following age divisions:
11 & under, 12-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+
*Virtual 5k Runners are not eligible for any Division Awards.
Each 5k registrant will receive:
Scarecrow Festival Race T-Shirt
Tulip Festival 2020 Finisher's Medal (at finish line)
Tulip Festival 2020 Bib
(Due to ordering prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, medals and bibs will be Tulip Festival 2020 design).
Amid capacity issues, we are not able to offer an Ashton Gardens voucher for the Scarecrow Festival 5k participants.
We wish to thank our numerous volunteers for their time and efforts in providing the following aid stations. Please be courteous and express your appreciation to this wonderful group of volunteers.
In addition to the finish area, the 5K will have one aid station at the half-way point stocked with water and POWERADE in cups spaced out on a table.
Restrooms will be available at the Aid Station.
Consistent with industry standards, entry fees are non-refundable.
Runners unable to participate after registration fees have been submitted may opt to defer their registration to next year’s Tulip 5k race or they may choose to transfer their registration to another participant via our transfer/deferral program. All transfers and deferrals must be completed in writing by October 16th, 2020. A processing fee of $10 will apply to all transfers completed before October 16th, 2020. Please submit all transfer/deferral requests to email@example.com by October 16th, 2020, or online through race entry website. A processing fee of $10 will apply to all deferrals.
Bib numbers may not be transferred, given, or sold to another participant after the transfer/change deadline. Consistent with race industry standards, attempting to sell or transfer a race entry/bib to another person/participant, and/or picking up another participant's race entry/bib for their use, or participate in a race using another participant's race entry/bib, will have said race entry/bib cancelled and/or revoked, be disqualified, and be removed from the race without refund, and may not be allowed registration in future races at Thanksgiving Point.
If inaccuracies appear on the bib number, or your bib number appears damaged or lost, please call the Thanksgiving Point race committee at (801) 768-2300 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
We are very mindful of the number of guests that will be at this event. For this reason, we are discouraging spectators. However, if spectators are coming please have them ride in the same vehicle as you to help with our parking capacity.
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