30th Annual Somerset Elementary Back-to School Classic 8k and 2k event

Sunday 22nd October 2017

Somerset Elementary School: 5811 Warwick Place, Chevy Chase, United States

Running, Other endurance, Distance running, 8K


Activities

  • 8K Race - Adult
  • 8K Race - Students - 18 & under
  • 2K Race - Adult
  • 2K Race - Students - 18 & under
  • T-Shirt & Brunch Only - T-shirt & Brunch Only

Description

The Somerset Elementary Back-to-School Classic is a fall community racing tradition for the whole family, with great new courses for 2017!  The event includes a timed 8K, an untimed 2K, and, for our youngest athletes, a shorter fun run.        

Join our fast and fabulous USATF-certified course for its timed 8K race!  Runners will start at the corner of Dorset Avenue and Warwick Place, a ten minute walk from the Friendship Heights Metro Station.  The 8K course winds through the gently rolling hills of Somerset before heading west to loop through the Kenwood neighborhood.  Runners will then return to Somerset to face the Dorset hill before a fast downhill finish.  The 8K course has water stations and mile splits.

The untimed 2K run also starts at the corner of Dorset Avenue and Warwick Place, and loops through the Somerset neighborhood.  The 2K course finishes at the same location as the 8K race, so that specators can more easily cheer on all runners.  

The Fun Run, for young athletes 11 years old and younger, takes place on the Somerset Elementary School field following the 2K race.  

A Back-to-School Classic race T-shirt and a wonderful brunch following the race is included in the price of registration for 8K and 2K runners.  Fun Run participants and others may also enjoy brunch and receive a T-shirt by purchasing a "Brunch and T-Shirt" registration.  

Proceeds of the Back-to-School Classic help Somerset Elementary School provide scholarships for its after-school programs, build its library collections and classroom resources, and offer a rich cultural arts program.  On behalf of Somerset students, thank you for your support!  

Event details and schedule

The 8K and 2K races begin at 9:00 AM on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at Somerset Elementary School, 5811 Warwick Place, Chevy Chase, MD.  The children's Fun Run begins on the school field after the 2K.    

The 8K Race

The USATF-certified 8K course is illustrated in the attached course map.  Timing chips will be imbedded in the race bibs of registered 8K runners. The course has water stations and mile splits.  No strollers, baby-joggers, skates, or pets are permitted on the 8K course.  

There will be great prizes for:

  • The top 3 male and female finishers, and the top male and female masters finisher, in the 8K overall
  • The top 3 male and female finishers in the 8K for age groups (15 & under; 16-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70 & over). 

Overall winners will not be eligible for age group awards.

A technical race T-shirt and a wonderful brunch following the race are included in the registration price.  

The 2K Race

Feel free to walk, run, stroll, or jog!  Strollers, baby-joggers, skates, and pets are allowed.  Families and children are encouraged to participate!  

The 2K race will not be timed, and no prizes will be awarded.   

A technical race T-shirt and a wonderful brunch following the race are included in the registration price.  

Children's Fun Run

Children's Fun Run events for athletes 11 years old and younger will be held on the Somerset field after the completion of the 2K race.  Runners need not register to participate in the Fun Run.  

Fun Run runners and nonrunners should register for "Brunch and T-shirt Only" if they would like brunch and/or a T-shirt.  

Registration and Fees

From August 1 - October 19, 2017, runners and "Brunch and T-shirt only" participants may register online only, with payment by credit card only.  Online registration will close at 9 pm on October 19, 2017.  Runners and brunch participants may register in person at packet pick up locations on October 20, 21, and 22, with payment by cash, check, or credit card.    

Registration fees are the same for the 8K and the 2K race:

Student registration (ages 18 & under): $20, Aug. 1 - Oct. 19 (online only); $25, Oct. 20 - 22 (on-site only)

Adult registration (ages 19 & up): $40, Aug. 1 - Oct. 19 (online only); $45, Oct. 20 - 22 (on-site only) 

Registration for Brunch and T-shirt only is $15 throughout the registration period.  

Packet Pick Up and On-Site Registration

Friday, October 20, 2017, 4:30 - 8 pm.  Somerset Elementary School, 5811 Warwick Place, Chevy Chase, MD.

Saturday, October 21, 2016, noon - 4 pm.  Somerset Elementary School, 5811 Warwick Place, Chevy Chase, MD. 

 

Sunday, October 22, 2017 (race morning), 7:30 - 8:30 am.  Somerset Elementary School, 5811 Warwick Place, Chevy Chase, MD. 

 

T-shirt availability and preferred sizes are first come, first serve.  We encourage you to pick up your packet on Friday or Saturday!

Organised by

Somerset Elementary PTA

P.O. Box 5827, Bethesda

Phone: 2024898013

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