Saturday 27th October 2018
Cumming Fairgrounds: 235 Castleberry Rd, Cumming, United States
ABOUT OUR CAUSE:
Prostate cancer is the most common major cancer in American men today. One in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. On Saturday and Sunday, October 27, 2018, Forsyth Area Striders Team (F.A.S.T.), along with the Prostate Condition Education Council (PCEC), is proud to present the 10th annual FAST PACE RACE. This event, and its proceeds, promotes awareness and provides education regarding the importance of screening and early detection.
Physicians and staff for Georgia Urology will also offer FREE prostate cancer screening exams during the event.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: We're Famous for our half-mile downhill start and finish on both 5k and the 10K courses! These courses was designed by runners, for runners. Both the 5K and 10K are chip-timed, point-to-point runs with an overall elevation drop to the finish line. The 5K faster than fast course will produce many memorable PRs and the 10K/5K with there exciting downhill finishes will boast many Peachtree Road Race qualifying times for 2019!
PRERACE PASTA DINNER with Steve Scott Thursday, October 25th:
Please join the Fast Pace Race staff for a pre-race pasta dinner with special guest Steve Scott at the Cumming Fairgrounds from 6:30 till 8:30pm on Thursday following packet pick-up. Packet pickup will be Thursday from 4:00pm to 6:00pm in the Exhibit Hall in front of Gate B and Friday at Heritage Village in the Fairgrounds. The cost for dinner will be $10.00 for adults and $8.00 for kids 17 and under. A FREE Presentation from 3-time Olympian Steve Scott starts at 7:45 PM.
FAST PACE Race website: http://fastpacerace.org
Advanced technical fiber t-shirts available in Men’s or Women’s fitted cut for early registrations. Please note, the Women's fitted shirt tends to be on the small size. Women who prefer a looser fit should request a Men's shirt.
2018 Race Spokesperson: Steve Scott #GREATSCOTT
We will be bringing Steve Scott as our 2018 spokesperson. Steve is a 3-time Olympian who broke many middle distance records in his career. He held the outdoor Mile record for 26 years and the indoor for 24 years. Steve ran an astounding 137 times at sub-4 minute mile pace. Today Steve still runs and will run our Fast Pace 5k.
5K - $20 until 10/1 @ 11:59pm, $25 until 10/26, $30 race day
10K - $20 until 10/1 @ 11:59pm, $25 until 10/26, $30 race day
Parking will be available in the Cumming Fair Grounds Gate B or Lot 1. The fairgrounds will be the staging/finishing area with parking for approximately 2000 cars and ample restrooms.
Pickup your packet on Thursday, October 25th, before the Pasta Dinner or Friday, October 27th from Noon till 7PM at Heritage Village in the Fairgrounds. Race day packet pickup opens at 6:30am inside the Cumming Fairgrounds main building.
START LINE TRANSPORTATION:
The start line is approximately one mile from the fairgrounds. We will offer buses to transport runners/walkers to the starting line from 7:00 am - 7:45 am, or participants may choose to walk/run to the start via sidewalks.
HERITAGE VILLAGE POST RACE: 10k and 5k races finish in front of the Cumming Fairgrounds. Post-race food, beverages and ample restrooms will be available. Overall Male/Female, Masters Male/Female, and Age Group awards (Male/Female in 5-year increments) will be provided to the top 3 finishers for both the 5k and 10k. All finishers will receive finishing medals. 1 mile fun run stays 100% within the fairgrounds.
TITLE SPONSOR: GEORGIA UROLOGY
Georgia Urology is the largest urology practice in Atlanta and the Southeast.. Comprised of 45 of Atlanta's top urologists, they provide comprehensive urologic care to men, women and children in over 30 convenient office locations through out the Atlanta metro area.
Information on the Set the Pace Race Series:
The Prostate Awareness and Cancer Education (PACE) Race Series reaches men and women to educate them on prostate cancer, and increase awareness of the disease as well as emphasize the importance of a healthy lifestyle. The PACE series began in 2002 and now, featuring a team of celebrity runners, including world famous marathoners Bill Rodgers, Benji Durden and Bart Yasso the race series has reached millions of men around the country.
DIRECTIONS from EXIT 14 GA400 to Fairgrounds:
Starting from Buford Hwy/GA-20 W at GA-400 Exit 14 1 Head northwest on Buford Hwy/GA-20 W toward Atlanta Rd/GA-20 W/GA-9 N - go 0.2 mi 2 Turn left at Atlanta Rd/GA-9 S - go 0.2 mi 3 Turn right at Hutchinson Rd (At light beside KFC) - go 0.6 mi 4 Turn right to stay on Hutchinson Rd - go 0.4 mi 5 Turn right at Castleberry Rd - go 0.9 mi Destination (Cumming Fairgrounds) will be on the left Parking at Gate B in the Fairgrounds Total: 2.2 mi from 400.
ARRIVE ON TIME & be prepared to set a PR:
DON'T FORGET! Because this is a point-to-point course, you should arrive EARLY to be shuttled to the start. Buses for the 1-mile trip to the start line begin boarding at 7:00 am from the Fairgrounds and will end at 7:45 am. 5k and 10k begin promptly at 8:00 am.
Since we are a point to point race and it can be cool in October we will provide a bag check at the start line for warm up clothing, jackets and such to be transported back to the exhibit hall at the fairgrounds.
Fast Race Services
2380 Old Atlanta Rd, Cumming