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Race Day

Sunday, May 3, 2020!

The Rotary Club of Montgomery Rocky Hill is pleased to announce that the RUN WITH ROTARY 5k and 1 mile Fun Run will once again be held at Skillman Park in Skillman, NJ.  Entrance to the park is either from County Rt. 601 or Burnt Hill Road  The ramble/walk will begin at 10:00 AM, followed by the 5K Road Race/walk at 10:35 AM.

Register Early and Save!

5K Race: $27 by 3/31 online, $30 by 4/20 online, Race Day $35

Ramble: $15 by 4/20 online, Race Day $20

 

Congratulations to the Dance Factory for being the 2019 Team With the Most Members

The Dance Factory would not be denied another gold medal in the Team Challenge with 118 members. OneNationUnited (89) and Ahn's Taekwondo (65) took silver and bronze.

The Dance Factory has asked the Rotary Club of Montgomery/Rocky Hill Foundation to target $500 to the Breast Cancer Resource Center. OneNationUnited, which led at the early incentive  March 31st checkpoint, will target $600 to Save The Children, and Ahn's Taekwondo has $150 going to C.H.O.P. at Penn Medicine Princeton Health.
 

2020 Team Incentive Program Rules

Because it's always more fun to run or ramble with your friends and family, Rotary warmly welcomes all teams, whose purposes are aligned with Rotary's goals.*  There are many opportunities for teams to be recognized at the Run With Rotary. Teams may be comprised of 5K runners, 1 mile ramblers, and people who register in the "Spectator - Goodie Bag" category, and any combination thereof.  JOIN THE FUN!!!

Most Number of Members - Two Ways to Win!

1. At the close of on-line registration – April 29/11:59 p.m. - the 3 teams with the most members will be granted funds, as follow, to be directed to a non-profit (subject to Rotary approval)* of each team’s choice:
          1st Place - $500
          2nd Place - $350
          3rd Place - $150

2. As an incentive to register early, the team that has the most members as of 11:59 p.m. on March 31 will be granted $250 to be directed to a non-profit (subject to Rotary approval)* of the team’s choice.

For both of these most-member challenges, if the team itself represents a non-profit (e.g., a volunteer emergency squad, school group, house of worship), the team may retain the fund grant. If the team does not represent a non-profit, it designates a non-profit for the grant.

Fastest Team. For the 5k race (only), the team having the 5 fastest times as compared with other teams, will be recognized. Only the 5 fastest times for each team will be considered, and only the 5 fastest team members are eligible for medals.

Most Spirited, Most Courageous, Best Dressed, Community Spirit & MORE Recognitions! Perhaps your group isn’t the fastest or biggest, but, in addition to the teams with the most members and fastest team, we love to give deserving recognition to teams with spirit and courage, natty dressers, large family groups, teams dedicated to serving our community, and more! This is a fun on-stage photo op for your group or business!

 

General Rules Applicable to All Team Challenge Categories.

  • All team members must be pre-registered as 11:59 p.m. on April 29. No team registrations are taken on Race Day. (Individuals who are not registering with a team may, of course, register for the 5k, Ramble or in the Spectator/Goodie Bag category on Race Day.)
  • All team members must specify their team when they register, using the same team name.
  • Team registrants do not need to actually participate or be present on Race Day. Thus, teams trying to raise funds for their chosen non-profit cause may with to encourage registrants for their team, even if those registrants can’t be present on Race Day.
  • All team registrants will receive a t-shirt and goodie bag while supplies last. T-shirts and goodie bags are only available on Race Day at the Registration Desk, or at early packet pick-up between 9:30 a.m. and noon on Saturday, May 2 at Princeton Fitness & Wellness.
  • Teams with 25 members or more are entitled to have a table in the sponsor area to promote their groups and activities.

     

*Rotary International is a service organization whose motto is “Service Above Self.” Our causes are promoting peace, fighting disease, providing clean water, saving mothers and children, supporting education, and growing local economies. Rotary values diversity and celebrates the contributions of people of all backgrounds, regardless of their age, ethnicity, race, color, abilities, religion, socioeconomic status, culture, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

 

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The 5k Road Race

Participants at all levels are welcome and many recreational runners enjoy the 5K distance. First-time participants are especially encouraged to join in this race, which continues to be a classic spring event on the Race Calendar of serious and recreational Central New Jersey runners and walkers.

The RUN WITH ROTARY 5K course has been certified in length and is officially sanctioned by the USATF-NJ Certification # NJ12013LMB. This certification also means that the Race results can be registered for state and national 5K records, should any be set. The 5K follows a loop route, mostly flat, with one small hill in the second mile. The last mile is gradually down hill with a flat finish. Water is available at the start/finish and at the two mile mark. The 5K route is “walker-friendly,” meaning that all types of walkers including race-walkers are welcomed.

Walkers are welcome and encouraged to participate in the 5K.

The 1-mile Ramble / Fun Run

The 1 mile Ramble/Fun walk is for all ages and all abilities. It provides an excellent opportunity to get some exercise while participating in a worthwhile community event for a good cause. The organizers expect serious runners, not-so-serious runners, walkers, and all types of “ramblers” to enjoy spring time weather on the flat course through the beautiful scenery of  Skillman Park. The original landscape and lay-out of the park was designed by noted Landscape Architect/Engineer Charles W. Leavitt in 1901. The Ramble starts at 10:00 AM, 35 minutes prior to the 5K Race. This enables various members of the same family to cheer for each other even if they are participating in  different events.

Awards

RUN WITH ROTARY will have 94 Awards in many different categories. Awards will be given to the first three overall 5K female and male finishers. The “Montgomery Township/Rocky Hill Resident,” award category will be offered again this year for the first female and male Montgomery Township Resident 5K finishers. Awards will also be presented to the top three female and top three male finishers in the following age groups in the 5K: Under 8, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15, 16-17, 18-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39,40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79 and 80 and over. Awards are also presented to the first place overall Masters (40+ years) female and male finishers.

No duplicate awards will be made, except in the Team and Montgomery Township/Rocky Hill Resident categories.

In keeping with the spirit of the day, every 1 Mile Ramble finisher will be presented with a special commemorative ribbon. All Ramble finishers can read their times on the computer printout available in the “Big Tent” following the event.

Rules and Guidelines

  1. To Run or Ramble, you must:
    1. register, and
    2. wear your race/ramble bib.
  2. To win a 5K award, you must register and include the following information:
    1. your residence,
    2. your age,
    3. your gender, and
    4. your team membership, if any.
  3. Stuff not allowed:
    1. Running or rambling without wearing a bib,
    2. Crossing the finish line twice (this interferes with race scoring), or
    3. Transferring your registration or bib to someone else.
  4. Reminders for team members:
    1. Be sure members designate your team name,
    2. Members do not have to run or ramble to be members of your team – registration is all that is required.
    3. Teams with more than five members – only the five fastest team members will be timed as a team score/time.
  5. Other matters
    1. Registration fees are not refundable or transferable.
    2. Bibs are not transferable.
    3. Gun Time is the official timing method for awards. Net time is provided as a convenience to the runners
    4. All decisions of the Race Directors are final.
    5. T-shirts and “goodie bags” are distributed on race day only.
    6. Please leave your pets at home.

Times and Timing

The 5K race is scored this year by Elite Racing Systems, whom will present results immediately following the conclusion of the race. Individual, age-group and team results are also available on the website the evening of the race. All events are held rain or shine.The official scoring is recorded by “Gun Time.” Net time is recorded as a convenience to the runners.