To make the event as fun as possible we wanted to share some important information to help make the day AWESOME!

PARKING:

Since this event is a Point- to- Point race we are offering 2 options.  We will provide a free shuttle between the Start (Elementary School) and Finish (Brandy Springs Park).
Brandy Springs:
Parking is available along the Park road in the grass, or near the playground in the gravel lot. Parking will be marked with Yellow Parking Signs w/ Arrows.
You will not be able to drive the entire way around the park.  The road will be closed from the Pool to the basketball courts to through traffic for participant safety. Please enter and exit by the community building.  Watch for participants from 9:10AM-10:30AM.
Mercer Elementary School:
Parking is available in the main school lot.  Please use the driveway closest to PennDot.  It will be marked with a Yellow Parking sign w/ arrow.

 

SHUTTLE:

The Free shuttle from the start to finish will run during the below time.  Shuttle Pick up and drop off will be located at the Pool in Brandy Springs and Parking lot at the School.  “SHUTTLE PICK UP/DROP OFF” Signs will be at each location.  Please be advised that the shuttle will stop running at 8:45AM to the start.  BE EARLY – Especially if you need to register race day.
Pre-Race Shuttle:  7:45am – 8:45am
Post-Race Shuttle:  10:00am – 10:45am:
Note:  Due to Limited Parking at Brandy Springs we suggest parking at the Elementary School and taking the shuttle back after the race/awards.

RACE INFO:

5K – Scheduled to start at 9:00AM at the Elementary School.  Please be registered and ready by 8:50.   Race Day Registration/ Bib & Shirt Pick up will be held at the Elementary School Starting at 7:30AM
FUN RUN – Scheduled to start at 10:20AM at Brandy Springs Park.
Race Day Registration/ Bib & Shirt Pick up will be at the Chinese Auction Tent in the Park.
PLEASE PLAN AHEAD FOR SOMEONE TO WATCH YOUR CHILDREN IF YOU PLAN TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 5K AND HAVE CHILDREN IN THE FUN RUN SINCE THEY ARE AT 2 SEPARATE START LINES.

 

COURSE INFORMATION:

The Course is marked with Yellow Paint and “5K”.  We will have course marshals at each major turn or intersection.  We will also have Yard Signs (the really nice ones you have seen around town!) with arrows just in case.
As hard as we try, there may still be cars on the course during the event.  PLEASE BE CAREFUL AT ALL INTERSECTIONS and WATCH FOR CARS.  Safety First!
There will be a Mercer Police Officer at the Rt. 62 Intersection stopping traffic.  Please be sure to thank him so you can keep rolling down hill to the park!
Walking time Restriction:  We have the course for approx. 1 hour.  Please try to maintain a pace faster than 20 min/mi.  If you cannot maintain that pace, please move to the sidewalk and follow all traffic laws.
Be advised that there are “Speed Bumps” as you travel around the Park.  We will mark each one with a cone, but please be careful and pick up your feet.  No one wants to be a true Superman and fly to the pavement.

CHINESE AUCTION:

We have some nice gift baskets and other items lined up for our Chinese auction.  Bring your cash to purchase tickets.  Chinese Auction winners will be pulled immediately after Awards.

FINALLY… Charity and Proceeds:

100% of the race proceeds will be donated to the Brandy Springs Park Pool/Splash Park Renovation Project.  All time and energy from our team (Jenn, Michelle, and Dennis) have been donated!  All fees associated with producing this safe, fun, and awesome event are being done a cost or at a charitable/reduced rate.  HUGE Thank YOU to our Race Sponsors, Volunteers, Mercer Police, Mercer Volunteer Fire Department, and everyone involved for their support and contribution.
Are you ready to be a SUPERHERO?   See you all Saturday!