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The FCRCP, Inc. WELCOMES YOU TO PARTICIPATE in our 8th Annual "Heart & Sole" event (--growing in numbers each year) taking place in the small town of Ford City in Western PA... The FCRCP THANKS YOU for your support of this ever-growing event suitable for all ages and skill levels with several options for participation!!!! The course is flat, fast, tranquil, and scenic, taking place in part on the "Armstrong Trail"---This event does not challenge you to the typical hills of PA; the "flat" "all-paved" course allows all ages and skill levels to participate (**Road Bike-friendly course)...
The event will not only reinforce the importance of an active lifestyle at all ages, but will serve to raise much needed funding and awareness for the Ford City Renaissance Community Partnership in building upon collaborative efforts in this community to fulfilling their mission. Donors give to an organization because they believe that the organization is making a difference in a cause they care about. Donations (whether product or monetary) are investments in the work that they expect the organization to accomplish. As a newly formed not-for-profit volunteer organization with a mission of fostering a true community renaissance and ushering in a new-found era of community pride and spirit, the Ford City Renaissance Community Partnership has several exciting on-going events in the planning stages, and community support and involvement are of paramount importance in accomplishing this. This event is only the beginning of many in fostering community pride and regaining community spirit. This event will create many opportunities for Sponsorship visibility and recognition. Your support of this year’s event will directly serve the community by aiding the FCRCP’s funding of its special community projects (Ford City Choo-Choo restoration, the formation of a community-wide teen action group, lighting display builds, banner brackets, etc.), as well as aid in the support of upcoming and on-going community-wide events, such as the annual Fantasy of Lights Christmas season celebration in the heart of Ford City.
**2-Option Participant Event**with Awards designed for Each Event---as well as special prize drawings**
**Participant may either choose a 5K Run/Walk or a 5K Run +5 Mile Bike Duathlon (individual or team selection)**
**Chip-Timed Event** by Miles of Smiles Timing Service
Event Day Registration/Check-In: 8:00 AM--9:00AM; Opening Ceremonies: 9:00 AM; Warm-Up Stretching Session: 9:15 AM; 9:30 AM Start
Post-Race Refreshments for All!
Parking is "Free"
*Hi-Performance Event Shirt Guaranteed to Pre-Registrants through October 12th at sizing desired* Please note that the early-bird registration fee of $20 individual / $35 team participation is in effect through October 12th---
**Signage will be placed directing participants to Parking and Registration/Check-In areas
The "Run" commences at the corner of 10th Street and Third Avenue in Ford City, proceeding--South on Third Avenue to 2nd Street, turning onto "The Trail," continuing--North to 17th Street flowing onto Third Avenue--South back to 10th Street and FINISH LINE or TRANSITION AREA. The "Bike" starts at the 10th Street and Third Avenue designated "Transition Area" onto Second Avenue--South to Rosston Road (Ross Avenue)--continuing to point whereupon the roadway crosses "The Trail"; then back--North---traveling onto Second Avenue proceeding to 17th Street; then back--South on Third Avenue to FINISH LINE...
**"Team" Option available for the 5K Run / 5Mile Bike Duathlon---One Partner "Runs"---the other "Bikes"---
Please Note: All bicycles will be placed in racking in a transition area that will be overseen at all times....directly above the Registration/Awards tent... between the Armstrong Trail and 2nd Avenue....
Competitive Awards: Top 3 Teams; Top 3 Male Finishers; Top 3 Female Finishers; Top 3 Finishers in Each Age Category (*no duplications):
Age Categories: 14 and Under; 15-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70 and Over
**Walkers will be guaranteed an event shirt if pre-registered by October 12th, as well as a Participation Certificate...
**Signed Waivers are required from all participants**
**Helmets are highly recommended for bikers**
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