2017 Race Into Summer 5K Registration Open!
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The run will take place on Saturday, June 3rd at Jay Blanchard Park located at 2451 N Dean Rd, 1 mile north of E. State Rd 50. The 5K race starts at 7:30 am. The course is an out and back along the paved trail in the park that runs along the Little Econ River. The Kids' Fun Run starts at 8:30 am and is free to all children. The Awards Presentation starts at 8:45 am. Awards will be given to the top three male and female overall finishers, and three deep in each of the following age groups: 10 & under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+.
All 5K participants will receive a tech shirt, refreshments, and be eligible for prizes (Must be present to win). Shirt sizes are not guaranteed for day of race registration.
Post-race party begins at 9:30 am at Mellow Mushroom, located at 11680 E. Colonial Drive in Orlando, near the intersection of Alafaya and Colonial. All runners will get one free beverage/beer and the Club will provide pizzas.
START TIME: 7:30am EDT
END TIME: 9:00am EDT
PRICE: $25.00 Race Fee + $2.50 SignUp Fee
REGISTRATION: Price increases to $28.00 after May 26, 2017 at 11:59pm EDT
This race benefits the Orlando Runners Club (a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization) Cultural Exchange Program, which sends runners from Orlando to Urayasu, Japan to race in the Tokyo Bay Half Marathon, as part of the Sister City program between the City of Orlando and Urayasu City.
Cultural Exchange Trip
Our 2017 Urayasu Exchange Program trip to Urayasu, Japan has concluded, with Club Members Hansen Hermono, Amy Ertel, and Chris Alianiello representing the ORC in the Tokyo Bay Half Marathon. The 2018 edition of our trip application will be available in the Fall.
The Charles M. Rowson, Jr. Memorial Scholarship was established in 1983 by the Orlando Runners Club in memory of one of our members, Chuck Rowson, who died unexpectedly at age 29. The ORC has provided scholarships each year since to local high school athletes, now providing a $1,500 scholarship to up to four students, for a total of $6,000. The Charles M. Rowson, Jr. Scholarship has become recognized as one of Central Florida's most prestigious awards given to graduating seniors with an interest in running. The winners are selected by the Club based on their academic achievements, athletic abilities, school and community involvement and financial need. Scholarships are presented each year at a Club event.
Applicants must be graduating high school seniors in Orange, Osceola, Seminole, or Volusia counties who have competed in cross country, track, or both. A completed scholarship application and letters of recommendation must be received by the ORC by April 11, 2017. Funds for the scholarship program are made possible through the volunteer efforts of our club members and their families at the annual Corporate 5k event in Orlando. The ORC respectfully requests that all scholarship recipients and/or their families volunteer with the ORC at this event the year after their award.
The 2017 Rowson Scholarship application is available. Submit your application and the required documents to:
Orlando Runners Club
PO Box 1134, Orlando, FL 32802,
by April 11, 2017
You may also email applications to firstname.lastname@example.org