form to mail in
2012 info - Wednesday September 19th at
Prairie Springs Park on Lake Andrea in Pleasant Prairie. The
kids race is at 6:00 pm and the adult 5k run/walk is at 6:30 pm.
Held on Wednesday evening in mid September, the first race started at seven in the evening and
was held the evening of the Harvest Moon. Because darkness was a problem, the
race start time was moved to 6:30 p.m. Also because of this issue the race date
has moved from the exact harvest moon, which can be well into October, to
mid-September. The race has grown from about fifty entrants at its first running
to over 220 entrants in 2009.
The course has always been around Lake Andrea in Prairie Springs Park and has
been a 5K. The course includes a little less than a mile
of a wooded section of the park. It is a
flat, fast and accurately measured 5K.
This event, like all our races, welcomes both elite athletes and recreational
runners, and for many is a family event. In this spirit, there is a
free one quarter mile race for children twelve and under.
The 5K race has five year age divisions starting at nine and under and going
to seventy plus years of age. Both races award division medals to the top three finishers and trophies
to the overall winners.