Run Victoria is BACK!
Register today to guarantee spots for you and your family!
Saturday, May 25th 2019
Saturday, May 25th 2019
Race starts @ 8:00 am
Register today to guarantee spots for you and your family! Due to the unique opportunity to run and walk the cart paths at Victoria we have to put a limit on entrees. Last year’s race sold out and we expect this year’s race will as well.
Choose from our 5k walk/run and 10k run options. It is the only day of the year to experience Victoria National Golf Course this way!
Stay after the race for snacks, awards and a great silent auction.
$25 – 5k walk/run
$35 – 10k run
Here is some additional information about this year’s race.
Date & Time
The race will take place on Saturday, May 25th, 2019. The race will begin at 8am CST sharp. To spread out runners on the narrow carts paths, we currently plan to start the 10k at 8am, and 5k at 8:10am. Please make sure to give yourself enough time to park and get to the starting line in time.
The race, starting line, sponsor village, post-race festival and parking will all be located at the brand new Friedman Park. Once onsite – look for Ladder Fire Truck flying the American Flag for the race starting line.
DO NOT GO TO THE VICTORIA NATIONAL CLUB HOUSE. It is miles from where you need to be. You will not be able to access the race from there. Please use the directions given and reference the map provided below.
Parking - Please Consider Carpooling
Race Parking will be located Friedman Park. We will have signs and parking attendants onsite race morning to assist. Please obey the parking attendants and sheriff deputies instructions so that we can maximize our parking spots.
After the spots at the park are full we will use the gravel roads in the new Jagoe Homes subdivision in front of the park for overflow parking.
There is ABSOLUTELY NO UNAUTHORIZED PARKING IN THE GRASS AT FRIEDMAN PARK. Please be respectful and keep all four wheels on pavement at all times.
The 10k race will start at 8am and the 5k Race will start at 8:10am
Due to the unique venue, 8 foot wide cart paths, and respect for the golf course, we will be staggering the races and sending people off in “mini” waves. This is to insure a safe and enjoyable experience for all participants. We will have suggested pace signs for people to line up by (ie “under 7min miles”, “7-8min/miles”, “12-14 min/miles”, etc). Each group will go and be separated by 30 sec – 1 min before the next group will go. Your individual time will not start until you cross the starting mats. We will let runner’s go, then jogging strollers, then race walkers, walkers, and then walking strollers.
The first (and last) 200 yards of the course will be in short, fresh cut grass to access the new pedestrian bridge joining Friedman Park and Victoria National Golf Course. From there the scenic route will challenge runners and walkers on the cart paths of Victoria National Golf Club. You can expect winding ups and downs over the entire route. The route will be marked with arrow signs, cones, and volunteers at key spots. Pay attention for these arrows where paths converge to insure you stay on course. Please review the course map below.
Course Etiquette – VERY IMPORTANT
Runners must stick to the cart paths. Those that do not WILL BE disqualified. The cart paths are narrow, please treat the paths like the Lloyd Expressway. If you are not passing someone in front of you, stay out of the fast lane! There is a small section of the course where the 10k and 5k will re-merge before the finish. Please be aware that during this short section faster runners may be coming behind you.
We will have a trash “drop zone” and receptacles around the aid station. This is the only place you can discard cups, wrappers, etc. Anyone caught violating this policy will be disqualified.
Strollers are allowed during Run Victoria. Please note the constant up and downhill changes, tight turns, and narrow cart paths. We strongly recommend making sure your child is buckled into the stroller and you have a safety wrist strap on your stroller.
The event will be chip timed by Rise Up and Run Race Productions. Your timing chip is on your bib, so please do not cut or alter you bib in any way. Finisher results will be available onsite after the event, and will be posted to the website and Facebook within 36 hours of the race.
There will be one water aid station on the 5k route and two water aid stations on the 10k route. In case of “emergency” there are bathrooms located in the course tunnels you will run through. There will also be water, refreshments and goodies at the finish line.
In-Climate Weather / Cancellation
The fees will be donated to the cause (Warrick Trails). There is no makeup date.
Early packet pick-up (optional) will be available on Friday, May 24th from 2:30pm – 6pm at Ultimate Fit – 1308 S Green River Road, Evansville, IN 47715.
WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU PICK YOUR PACKET UP ON FRIDAY. THIS WILL ALLEVIATE SOME CONGESTION ON SATURDAY MORNING AND MAKE YOUR RACE DAY SMOOTHER.
Packet pick-up will also be available race day morning from 6:30am-7:45am at the race starting line.
Online registration will close at Midnight, Thursday, May 23rd.
Registration will then be available at packet pick up (see details & times above) and race morning at the starting line from 6:30-7:45 am.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the unique nature of running on the cart paths at Victoria National, this race will be capped and all registration opens will automatically end when we are full.