Hokes Bluff

BOOKING IT Through the Bluff 10 K Run Only

Sun, Apr 23, 2023
06:00am - 08:00am
Sun, Apr 23, 2023
06:00am - 08:00am
Hokes Bluff
5981 Gilliland St, Hokes Bluff, Alabama
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Sun, Apr 23, 2023
06:00am - 08:00am
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5981 Gilliland St, Hokes Bluff, Alabama
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BOOKING IT Through the Bluff 10 K Run Only is happening on Sunday, April 23, 2023 at 06:00AM CDT at 5981 Gilliland St.

The Hokes Bluff Library Foundation and our co-sponsors, the Hokes Bluff Lions Club and Tawannah Lions Club, invite everyone to join us as we go "BOOKING IT" THROUGH THE BLUFF on April 23, 2022. Options for races include a 10K Run Only beginning at 8:00 AM and a Triathlon starting at 8:30 AM.

The triathlon will be an exciting triathlon totaling 42 kilometers starting at the Hokes Bluff Community Center. Athletes will begin with a 5K run through the streets of Hokes Bluff to Hokes Bluff Ferry Road. Participants will then kayak 4.5 kilometers paddling with the current on the Coosa River until they reach the designated landing spot at the Coosa Veranda boat ramp. All triathlon participants will be required to wear life jackets when in and around the water. The race will continue, as the challengers complete a vigorous 32.4 kilometers cycle through Eastern Etowah County to the finish line at the Hokes Bluff Community Center. The triathlon can be completed by an individual athlete or team groups of two or three. The triathlon requests that participants meet a minimum age requirement of 14 years old.

The 10K route will lead runners through the heart of Hokes Bluff, beginning and ending at the Hokes Bluff Community Center.

All proceeds from both races benefit the Hokes Bluff Library Foundation.

COST:

Individual: $50.00

Team (2): $90.00

Team (3): $125.00

10K Run Only: $30.00

Kayak Rental Option - $30.00

RACE START TIME:

10K Only - 8:00am

Triathlon - 8:30am

Please arrive early to allow time for check-in and staging bike & kayak at the transition points. Packet Pickup will be held at the Hokes Bluff Public Library on April 22nd at 4:00 pm. Packets may also be picked up on race day starting at 6:00am.

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Triathlon: The first leg kicks off with a 5K run through beautiful section of town and finishes at Hokes Bluff Ferry Park and the Coosa River. The 2nd leg is a kayak trip downstream on the Coosa for approximately a 4.5K paddle. You will exit the Coosa River at the Coosa Veranda boat ramp for your final leg on the bike. You will ride for 32.4K on county back roads with very little traffic and less than a mile on main road. The Finish Line is back at the beginning at Hokes Bluff Community Center. Triathlon award ceremony will begin at approximately 12:00 - 12:15pm.

5K (Triathlon): Pleasant run through farming community on county roads. Shaded rolling hills, mostly flat, with over a half mile down hill to the finish to the Coosa River!

KAYAK (Triathlon): 4.5K distance paddling with current. There will be several safety boats along the river for your assistance.

BIKE (Triathlon): 32.4K route will have a hydration station at halfway point on Tom Cats Road.

10K RUN ONLY: The 10K course will make a loop, starting and finishing at the Hokes Bluff Community Center. There will be hydration stations throughout the course. A 10K award ceremony will begin at approximately 9:15am at the Gazebo at Hokes Bluff Community Center.

RACE DAY REGISTRATION:

You may register on the the day of the event at the Hokes Bluff Community Center from 6:00am to 7:45am.

PACKET PICKUP:

Registration packets can be picked up Friday, Aprill 22nd at the Hokes Bluff Public Library from 4:00pm - 6:30pm or race day starting at 6:00am at the Hokes Bluff Community Center.

TSHIRTS:

All participants are guaranteed a dry blend race Tshirt if registered by April 9th.

AWARDS:

All triathlon and 10K participants will receive a beautiful participant ribbon commemorating their accomplishment.

Triathlon Overall Male/Female & Master Male/Female will received a wooden plaque with place information.

Triathlon Male/Female age groups will be 3 deep beginning with 14 and under, 15-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 and up. Winners will receive a die cast medal with the place information.

Triathlon teams will be awarded Male/Female/Co-Ed 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each category and will receive a die cast medal with the place information.

10K runners Male/Female Top 3 will be scored in age group 3 deep beginning with 14 and Under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60 and up. Winners will receive a a die cast medal with the place information.

AWARD CEREMONY:Located at the gazebo at Hokes Bluff Community Center

10K - approximately 9:15am

Triathlon - approximately 12:00 - 12:15pm

For more information contact: Devin Forsyth (404) 964-3251,devin@forsythstriders.com

Registration Forms are available online.


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