ABOUT THE SWCC 5K RUN

Since 2008, the Southwest Center City 5k Run has served the area as an active, community-building event. In addition to hosting hundreds of participants in a fun, scenic, run/walk, the event gives back to the community through its non-profit, SWCC Run, Inc. Everyone is welcome to join us by walking, running or cheering in the event!

Start: Saturday, October 29th, 2016 @ 8:00 AM
Location: Julian Abele Park - 22nd and Montrose
Registration: Click here to register early on Runtheday
In-person registration also at packet pickup and race day
On-Site Registration: 7:00 AM
Race Map: Click here to see the route map

Race Packet Pickup:
TBA
Pre-Run Happy Hour:
TBA

Online Donations
Click here to donate to Southwest Center City 5k Run towards Friends of Chester A Arthur & Stanton Community Partners.



2016 SWCC 5K RUN SCHEDULE

- 8:00 AM SWCC 5k Welcome and Start
- 9:00 AM Spooky Sprint Kids Fun Run (distance ~200m)
- 9:30 AM Halloween Costume Contest and 5k Award Ceremony
- 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Fan Zone open for participants and spectators



RACE FEATURES

  • Fan Zone: What's more fun than finishing a race in front of a packed crowd? Invite your friends and family--we will have food, beverages, and entertainment available on the 2100 block of Carpenter.
  • Kids under the age of 6 are invited to run the Spooky Sprint. We also continue to welcome strollers in the 5k if your child is too young to participate on his or her own.
  • Electronic timing for the 5K , which means faster and more accurate results.
  • A Tech T-Shirt is included with every registration! No more throw-away t-shirts.
  • A strong group of marshals on every corner to cheer you on and guide you through the streets.
  • Multiple prizes to be won including best costume awarded to the best costumed runner!
  • Establishment of the SWCC Running Club, which grew organically out of local interest.
  • Continued success of our Pre-Run Happy Hour on the Thursday night before the race, from 6-8PM, for cheers and beers with friends, sponsors and organizers.

2016 DONATION

Year after year, the SWCC 5k Run has a history of donating money to beautify and improve the Southwest Center City neighborhood.

This year, all proceeds will be donated to the Friends of Chester Arthur (FoCA) & Stanton Community Partners to support projects at the local schools. These organizations were formed by Southwest Center City parents and community members who are committed to partnering with the schools in order to foster a robust learning environment for our neighborhood children.

Click here to donate directly to Friends of Chester A. Arthur School & Stanton Community Partners.

Friends of Chester Arthur     Stanton Community Partners


RACE PICTURES

Pictures of the event are online at our Flickr! account. Click here to view the pictures, and keep checking back for updates to the album.
There is also a video of the Spooky Sprint on Facebook. Click here


2015 RACE RESULTS

You can get the offical race results by clicking on the following link:
race results


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