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No matter if it is your first 5K race or your hundredth, when you register for a 5K race it will keep you motivated and on task to reach your goal of running a successful 5K race. By actually setting up a date on your calendar, you pinpoint the time that you have to be ready to step on that starting line of your 5K race.

Prepare a training schedule immediately after booking your 5K race. New runners should begin with light training and build into a longer running routine.

Ready, Set, GO(LD) 5k Walk and 8k Run

Join us for the 10th Annual Ready, Set, GO(LD) 5K Walk and 8K Run (Formerly known as 5K Walk/8K Run to Live) to benefit The Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley. For the last 9 years, this event has been a Lehigh Valley favorite of runners and walkers alike. Last year the event raised over $70,000 to support our mission. Our goal this year is $80,000! This is a fun and exciting event that brings the community together to help local families that are battling childhood cancer. It’s a remarkable day filled with love and friendship, and we are delighted that you are looking forward to participating…either for the first time or once again. This year’s event will take place on at the Ironton Rail Trail in Coplay and features an 8K run, a 5K walk, a raffle with fabulous prizes, music, food, entertainment, and a kids’ fun run and obstacle course for kids 12 and under. Join us and help SPREAD THE GOLD for kids with cancer and their families! Schedule: 7-8am Registration/Packet Pick-Up/Fruit and Snacks Available; 8-8:30am Welcome; 8:30am 8K Run; 9am 5K Walk; 10:30am Kids Fun Run and Obstacle Course; 11am Awards Ceremony and Post-Race Lunch and Refreshments; (Early packet pick-up on Friday, April 6th from 10am-7pm at Coplay Park Pavilion). Awards: Top 3 Male & Top 3 Female finishers in the 8K Run ($75/$50/$25) (under 18 not eligible); Top 2 Males & Top 2 Females in these age groups: Under 18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+; Top Individual Fundraiser; Top Fundraising Team; Most Spirited Team; Largest Team. Amenities: Each 5K Walk and 8K Run participant registered by 3/16 is guaranteed a t-shirt and goodie bag (people who register after that or in person on race day will be given one subject to availability); bibs are provided to runners; water stations are provided; free food; entertainment; community resource information tables; prizes! Cost: 8k run - $30 until 3/16, $35 until 4/12, $40 race day; 5k walk - $25 until 3/16, $30 until 4/12, $35 race day; Kids Run - $5 until 4/12, $10 race day.
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