Box Elder Runs Strong
It’s official, the race is on. Box Elder Runs Strong is set for Saturday June 12 from 9 am to 3 pm at the Box Elder Court house parking lot and grounds where a string of 5Ks by age group will start and finish, and then be followed by several other “race” activities for families and “kids” of all ages. There will also be booths representing several of the local non-profit organizations that serve our Box Elder County community and a scavenger hunt or two. The event is geared to be a celebration of our hard-working nonprofits as well as a way to promote a culture of giving support for the non-profit work being done.
There will be a $25 fee ($15 under 18 years) to pre-register for the race and $30 the day of for the 5K run. Prizes and awards are planned to be given out afterward. A full day of additional activities are planned to get more than the early morning runners involved and attract a variety of different people at different times.
The schedule for the rest of the day either in the parking lot or on county front lawn (unless indicated) is listed below. Participation is open to everyone with a suggested $2- $5 donation for those able to give.
9:30-10:30 am Bike decorating and a Bike parade (In two age groups, some free bike decorating materials will be available.
10:30 am Hero Race- We’re looking for some fun and unusual costumes with a few obstacles to make the run/walk more challenging.
11:00 am Family 1K walk- starting and finishing at East end of parking lot – photo finishes and participation prizes will be given.
11:30 am Box car races- Planning 2 age groups – use cardboard boxes & supplies provided to design their own cars & then race in them. Racing around 12:30 pm
1:00 pm Obstacle course- various age groups
1:30 pm Dog walk line up - Awards for quickest and best behaved around the block, and for dog/owner matching costumes.
2:30 pm Chalk Toss-Donate toward small bags of chalk and color yourselves happy!!
We will be using QR codes to share more information about the various non-profits and to facilitate giving. Outside of the morning 5K, interested donors will have an option of designating organizations they would choose to give to.
And while we hope the COVID-19 threat is truly limited by June - we will be having folks sign in when they come and giving out free wrist bands. Free water provided by Niagara.