5th Annual Daring the Blaze 5K Run/Walk COVID-Cicada Edition

Join us on 07/03/2021

(race date estimated)

5th Annual Daring the Blaze 5K Run/Walk COVID-Cicada Edition Race Description

    Welcome back to our 5th Annual Daring the Blaze 5K Run/Walk:  The COVID/Cicada Edition!  We at the Dares Beach Civic Association are excited bring back our annual 3.1-mile LIVE and VIRTUAL foot race to benefit our local heroes at the Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department!  

Fees:  Participants 13-and-older:  $10  (Same for live and virtual race options)              

          Participants 12-and-under:  Free  (Same for live and virtual race options)

          No T-shirts this year.   They will be back in 2022.   Instead, all finishers will get a certificate with their names and finish time on it.

          Race will be professionally timed by K2 Race Management and Timing Services (https://www.facebook.com/k2racetiming)

 

 Amenities:  

Live race - Awards, course and age group records, post-race snacks along with water and sports drinks.  In addition, Rita's of Prince Frederick has once again partnered with us and they will be selling some of their delicious products by the finish line on the Green.  

Awards (live race):  Trophies for the top 3 overall males and females, plaques for the top overall Masters and Dares Beach Residents, and medals for the age group awards.

       Top 3 overall males and top 3 overall females

       Top overall Masters male and female (age 40 & over)

       Top Dares Beach male resident and female resident

       Top 3 in the following age groups for males and females:  0-12, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80-and-up

 

Awards (virtual race):   Award winners will be getting a virtual award certificate emailed to them based on if they place in the following categories:

       Top 3 overall males and top 3 overall females

       Top overall Masters male and female (age 40 & over)

       Top Dares Beach male resident and female resident

       Top 3 in the following age groups for males and females:  0-12, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80-and-up

  * NEW THIS YEAR *:   If you run a 20:20 (live or virtual), you get sentenced to a free entry into next year's race.  

 If you opt for the virtual race, you can participate on your own 5-kilometer (3.1-mile) route any time between Saturday, June 26 - Saturday, July 3 at 5:00 PM.   We will have a virtual awards ceremony via ZOOM for all virtual racers later on the evening of July 3.   Details about the virtual awards ceremony are forthcoming.  For more information about the virtual race option, please see 'Virtual Race Details' below.

 

   * The results and awards for the live race option and the virtual race option will be totally separate!*

 

Donations:  If you can't participate but would like to contribute, or would like to donate extra to the Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department, you can go to their webpage at https://www.pfvfd.org/  and then select DONATE in the upper right.

 

Virtual Race Details:  The virtual race format is still new territory for many of us, and in order to preserve the competitive integrity of this race and have fun with it, here are the rules:

   1).  Develop or find a 5-kilometer (3.1-mile) route of your choosing over any terrain and any level of difficulty.   Hit the flattest area you can find (such as a track), run up the mountains, hike through the woods, loop through your backyard, jog on the beach, whatever you like.  In fact if you are using a wheelchair, you can compete as well in a separate division.  You can also push a stroller while you are doing this.  If you would rather participate indoors, you can run/walk on a treadmill for 3.1 miles.

   2).   However and wherever you choose to cover the 5-kilometers, please email me your times (noah.wood1983@gmail.com).   We are doing this on the honor system, so be honest about the time you clock for yourself.  This is a race, so I will be compiling the times and by the end of the day on July 3rd, all of the results should be in order.  You never know, you may earn an award!!!!

 3).  Your finish times will not be matched against those at the live race.  The virtual and live races are separate races.  However, both will receive coverage on our community Facebook page (www.facebook.com/daringtheblaze5K)

  4).  You do not have to take a photo of yourself, your timing device, and/or your route, but you are welcome to do so if you would like.  In addition, if want to submit any photos and have it posted on our event's Facebook community page (www.facebook.com/daringtheblaze5K) just let me know.    It's fun to see the variety of routes and photos along the way.

  5).   For updates, results, and photos, please check out our event's Facebook community page at:  www.facebook.com/daringtheblaze5K        Any questions, please contact the race director, Noah Wood:  noah.wood1983@gmail.com  

Course:  Since it's a virtual 5-kilometer race, you can choose a 5-kilometer (3.1-mile) route to run, jog, walk, treadmill, hike, or wheelchair.   There will also be an awards category for stroller pushers this year.   

Awards (virtual race):   Award winners will be getting a virtual award certificate emailed to them based on if they place in the following categories:

       Top 3 overall males and top 3 overall females

       Top 3 overall wheelchair (M/F)

       Top overall Masters male and female (age 40 & over)

        Top 3 in the following age groups for males and females:  0-12, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80-and-up

   * Results will be displayed towards the end of every day of our race week (06/26 - 07/03).  They should be fully available on the Facebook page with awards emailed to award winners by Tuesday evening, July 6.

 

Race Director:  Noah Wood (443-310-6427)     E-mail:  noah.wood1983@gmail.com

           

 We would be happy to have you join us either in person or remotely for some fun and fitness to support our excellent fire department!    Thank you!

  


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  • Location: PRINCE FREDERICK, MD 20678
  • Race Date: 2021/07/03 05:00:00 PM (Saturday)
  • Categories:
    • 13 and Over
    • 12 & Under
    • Virtual Race 13-and-Older
    • Virtual Race 12-and-Under

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