The Second Annual Orlando Health Gridiron 5K presented by Champion will be held on Saturday morning, August 24th, 2013.
If you are a Knight, Gator, Nole or Bull, or just a rabid college football fan you will not want to miss this race. Join us as we celebrate your heated rivalries and the start of college football season. Sport your team’s gear, run down your rival during the 5K and enjoy the post-race tailgate party with activities for the entire family.
Beat your rival on the course and raise money for your alumni association. A portion of the race registration revenue from those runners that sign up a UCF Knight, UF Gator, FSU Seminole or USF Bull will be donated back to their school’s alumni association. Not an alumni or fan of one those schools? You have the opportunity to raise money for your school as well. When you sign up, let us know who your team is. The top three schools (outside of UCF, UF, FSU, and USF) will also have the opportunity to receive donations to their alumni associations.
Get ready for College Football just like the players… on the campus at the University of Central Florida! The 3.1 mile course starts by Memory Mall and circles around the beautiful UCF campus. Returning to Memory Mall, runners will pass the UCF Alumni Association building and have access to the only water stop on the course, which will include water and Powerade. The route then heads towards the UCF athletic facilities passing the UCF arena and track and field complex. Continuing around Jay Bergman Field, runners will then circle Bright House Networks Stadium. The route then passes the Wayne Densch athletic complex before finishing back at Memory Mall.
After you finish, the post-race party will ensue with complimentary food for runners, tailgating games, live entertainment and activities for the entire family.
The 5K will start at 7:30 am, the perfect time to enjoy the beautiful weather found in Central Florida. (time is subject to change)
This website includes all the details you need to know as we begin a new racing tradition in Central Florida.
DATE, LOCATION & TIME
The Orlando Health Gridiron 5K presented by Champion is scheduled for Saturday, August 24th, 2013.
Run Start: 7:30 am by Memory Mall
Awards: 8:30 am at (TBD)
Click HERE for a map of the University of Central Florida.
Click HERE to register on-line.
Participants must register by August 1st to receive a school specific race shirt. (School specific race shirts will be limited to the following universities: UCF, UF, FSU, and USF) Registered runners who represent other schools will receive a Gridiron 5k race shirt.
Runners who register after August 1st will no longer be eligible to receive a school specific race shirt. These runners will receive a Gridiron 5k race shirt.
STAGING AND START CORRALS
There will be no starting corrals. Faster runners are encouraged to line up as close to the start line as possible.
Runners and walkers with baby joggers or strollers are allowed, but must start behind designated stroller signage and are required to maintain a 12 minute per mile pace or slower.
BRIGHT HOUSE NETWORKS POST-RACE PARTY
Once you’ve finished, stay and celebrate at one of the most amazing post-race parties around! The Post-Race Party will feature complimentary food for runners, games, live entertainment, and activities for the entire family.
Champion will also showcase their Beat The Bounce Tour! You’ll have the ability to check out Champion’s latest product including the Champion Show-Off Sports Bra & Champion Vapor Tees!
Runners can also take part in FREE exercise classes, all while receiving FREE swag!
The FREE exercise classes will be taught by UCF student-instructors, and are open to all participants and spectators. The class schedule is as follows:
8am – Boot Camp
8:30am – Washboard Abs
9am – Yoga
9:30am – Kickboxing
10am – Washboard Abs
10:30am – Boot Camp
11am – Yoga
11:30am – Hip Hop Cardio
Other opportunities for runners include interactive experiences from sponsors and vendors at the Bright House Post-Race Party including: Orlando Magic, Orlando Health, Dave & Busters, Sports Authority, Peekaboo Photo Booth, Hooters, Champion, and many more!
You won’t want to miss it!
SCHOOLS AND AWARDS
A portion of the race registration revenue from those runners that sign up a UCF Knight, UF Gator, FSU Seminole or USF Bull will be donated back to their school’s alumni association. Not an alumni or fan of one those schools? You have the opportunity to raise money for your school as well. When you sign up, let us know who your team is. The top three schools (outside of UCF, UF, FSU and USF) will also have the opportunity to receive donations for their alumni associations.
The race awards will take place at approximately 8:30 am. The top five overall male and female finishers will receive a race-themed award.
In addition, alumni associations will have a chance to compete for the Gridiron 5k Cup. The winner will be determined by the following: total number of registered runners.
Also, the 1st Team All-Coverage Award for the best decorated tent will be awarded at the post-race party.
Awards and results will be based on “Gun Time” (order of finish). As this is a fun run/walk, chip time (net time) will not be recorded.
Free race day parking is available at the D2 garage and surrounding surface lots. These lots are located near the intersection of Gemini Blvd and North Orion Blvd. Click HERE for a map of the University of Central Florida. Signs will direct you to the parking lots and starting line once you’re on campus.
Check out our Facebook page for photos of our 2013 event!
*Donation value will be based on the number of registrations per each university