The Twilight 5K is a fun run that celebrates the end of the running season for Team FootWorks’ series of year-long running events. Runners and walkers of all ages and conditioning are encouraged to come out and enjoy the festive atmosphere.
“This is one of the most fun events because it is an end of the season celebration,” said enthused FootWorks Store Manager JP Huseby. “It’s at night and there’s a party and a band waiting for you after the race. Deuce’s Wild is playing this year and Town Restaurant will be serving beer and food, including postrun snacks like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, bananas and oranges.”
A Kids Fun Run is part of the event, as well. Different age groups participate in varying distances from 100 feet for the 2 to 3-year olds, to 800 feet for the 8-year olds. Kids who enter the Fun Run will also receive a youth Tshirt, medal and special pass for the Fun Zone on site that includes a bounce house and slide.
“The Kids Fun Run is almost more exciting than the adult race because you see the families and friends of the children all lined up along the street and cheering,” said Huseby. “It is definitely an event for the entire family to come out and enjoy.”
Because athletes of all ages and fitness levels are encouraged to participate, organizers will make several announcements to ensure the anticipated 1200 to 1500 runners are aligned appropriately to facilitate a smooth pace for all. T-shirts are offered to the first 1,000 to register and Asics shoes will be raffled at the event.
Huseby offered a tip about Footworks’ huge annual sale, which is timed with this end-of- season run. “Anyone coming by the store on running day can expect some special discounts and buys that will continue through Monday only during our special extended business hours,” he said.
To find out more about Footworks’Twilight 5K taking place on Sunday, June 5, at 7 p.m., visit online at www.teamfootworks.org or call Footworks at 305-667-9322.