Piggyback Dash

Join us on 09/28/2024

(race date estimated)

Piggyback Dash Race Description

All proceeds from the race will benefit The Lance Purschke Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Join us for the third annual Piggyback Dash. Enjoy a beautiful, rolling course through the streets of Union with a challenging but rewarding finish at the top of Autumn Hill. The 10K and the 5K runners will start at the same time. The 5K is a single loop course. As the 5K runners make the last turn onto Autumn Hill Drive the 10K runners will continue straight and proceed to run an additional 3 miles through Union. Aid stations will be provided along the 5K and 10K routes. Post race refreshments will also be provided.

The 10K and 5K are timed events and medals will be awarded. The 1 mile fun run/walk will not be officially timed and no medals will be provided.

As an added twist, once runners reach the bottom of Autumn Hill they have the opportunity to carry someone piggyback up the hill to the finish line. This is completely voluntary. In no way is the piggyback portion required in order to finish. It doesn't matter who the person on your back is. They do not have to be a registered participant. Runners who do choose to carry someone piggyback up Autumn Hill will receive an extra piece of finisher swag.

Early-bird registration: Now through 9/9/19
Late registration: 9/10/19 - Race Day**
**Registrations submitted after 9/9/19 are NOT GUARANTEED A SHIRT and add-on purchases will no longer be accepted.

WHY THE NAME?
Throughout high school, Lance and friends would run almost everyday after dismissal. He routinely ran up Autumn Hill, sometimes more than once per run. Lance loved the hill and the challenge it presented. He never complained about it. Rather, his was the voice of encouragement for others to rise to the challenge. In fact, he is the first person we know of to carry someone piggyback up the hill. Hence the race name, The Piggyback Dash.


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    Piggyback Dash Where & When

  • Location: Union, MO 63084
  • Race Date: 2019/09/28 08:00:00 AM (Saturday)
  • Categories:
    • 5K
    • 10K
    • 1 Mile

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Union, MO Weather

Piggyback Dash weather history
  • Based on a 5 year average and a race date of September 28th, Union, MO can expect temperatures between 60℉ and 84℉ with humidity around 70% and precipitation of 0".
    Last year the weather condition was Partly cloudy.
  • Union, MO current weather
  • Clear 90.2℉ Clear

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