As flat and fast as you can find, this race goes on the beautiful Chester Valley Trail.
Every year, the debate rages - who is the bigger helper to Santa, the Elves or the Reindeer? Since they are just good helpers and don't like to argue, we are going to settle it for them in a fun 5K competition.
Here is how it works - everyone who registers is randomly assigned to one of the two sides to keep things even. We will give you a race number colored to reflect the side you are running for. We start everyone on the same spot, but have you split and run the race course in opposite directions. It is a double out and back, so everyone will pass one another in the middle before you finish together at the same spot. When you pass each other, you can cheer, taunt, or high five your friends and family who might be running for the other side. The winning side will be decided by adding up the times of the top male and female finishers for side. We will give out prizes to all members of the winning side, so everyone has a 50% chance of winning. We assign you to your side/team when you pick up on race morning. If you have a reason why you need to be on a specific side (need to run with a child, etc.) we will gladly accommodate those as long as we can keep the sides reasonably balanced.
Of course, we will have a lot of other amenities:
Long sleeve gender specific tech shirts
Food and hot and cold beverages afterwards
Awards for the top overall finishers + age group winners in 10 year age groups
Digital finisher photos
Park at the either the Valley Creek Corporate Center ( Exton, PA) . The start is on Valley Creek Blvd.