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RACE DETAILS

Join us for our 13th Annual 5K Run/Walk May 3, 2024

COURSE
5K night race will go through Historic Downtown Wauchula. Finish line & awards ceremony will be held at Heritage Park on Main Street.
1 Mile Fun Run & Kids ½ Dash will loop around Downtown Wauchula and finish on Main Street.
 
RACE WEEK SCHEDULE
5:30pm - 6:45pm Check-in & late registration @ the Hardee County Courthouse (417 West Main Street, Wauchula, FL 33873)
6:00pm Kids ½ Dash 
6:15pm 1 Mile Fun Run (for all ages) 
7:00pm 5K Timed Race
Awards - Approximately 8:30pm at Heritage Park Pavilion
*See Virtual Race below for additional information about this option.
 
ENTRY FEES
$25 (Pre-Registration thru April 20th & T-Shirt Guaranteed) 
$30 (April 21st thru May 5th & T-Shirt not Guaranteed)
$35 (Race Day & T-Shirt not Guaranteed) 
$20 Kids 12 & Under (T-Shirt included thru April 20th)
*Special Rates apply for Track Team (email us for details)
*1 Mile Fun Run is same price as 5K
 
REGISTRATION
Register online at: https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/Wauchula/SMM 
or mail entries to the following address:
SendMeMissions
303 West Main Street Suite#3
Wauchula, FL 33873

REGISTER A TEAM
Team Captain’s must register the team first, before team members can join. Team Awards will be given out this year to: Team with the most people and the Fastest Team (aggregate time for the first 5 runners to cross the line for a team during the 5K.) Race shirts are guaranteed for all team members that have pre-registered by April 20, 2024. (If you have any questions about registering a team, please email us at smm@sendmemissions.com)  
 
PACKET PICK UP
Teams & Individuals can pick up their packets (which includes race t-shirt) on Wednesday, May 1st from 10am - 6pm at 215 W Orange Street, Wauchula. Packets can be mailed for an additional $5
 
VIRTUAL RACE
We recognize that some of you can’t make it on Race Day so we have a Virtual Race option. Participants in the virtual race can run or walk in their neighborhoods, at home on a treadmill, in a park, or even on church grounds. There will not be a set route; you can run wherever you’d like and submit your times online between April 27th - May 3rd.
 
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS
While headphones & baby strollers are permissible, pet animals are not allowed on the race route.
 
AWARDS
5K - Overall male & female, masters, grand masters, senior grand masters, veteran grand masters, 1st, 2nd, & 3rd - 8 & under, 9-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & above
*Kids ½ Dash, 1 Mile Fun Run - Everyone will receive a medal

ROUTES
Kids 1/2 Dash
1 Mile Fun Run
5K
 

ADDITIONAL RACE DAY INFO

Restrooms are located in Downtown Wauchula at the following locations: ​

  • Hardee County Board of County Commissioners Annex (located behind the Courthouse at registration)

  • Heritage Park (located behind Giovanni's Restaurant)

*There are no restrooms along the race route

Food at Registration - Water & Bananas are provided to all race participants prior to the race

Food at Finish Line - Water, Gatorade, Granola Bars & Bananas are provided to all race participants at the end of the race. There are a few restaurants in Downtown Wauchula to Dine In or Dine Out:

  • Giovanni's Main Street Kitchen 

  • Main Street Grille & Pub

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