The Home Run 5k is one of the best 5k’s around for two specific reasons. First, everyone is running for a reason. We are here to raise money to build simple, decent and affordable homes in the greater Green Bay community. Secondly, the course and post-race festivities are fun!! There are themed stations along the course that you can stop at and there is live music, food and other games/activities at the finish line! Read on to learn more about the course and entertainment that is scheduled.
Event Day Timeline – Saturday June 3, 2017
8:00am – Packet Pick-Up and Race Day Registration
9:50am – Race Day Registration Closes
10:00am – Home Run 5k begins
10:30am – Finish Line festivities begin
11:30am – Course Closes
1:00pm – Finish line festivities wrap up
2016 Course (2017 Course TBD)
COURSE ENTERTAINMENT – Themed Stations
The Home Run 5k is going to be known for fun along the course and after the race, thanks to the many volunteers who will be manning our Themed Stations and Post-Race Activities. This year, you’ll be running through four ‘fun areas’ and have lots of options for post-race fun. See below for details.
When you walk or run through this area of the race, you’ll have the opportunity to get wet… volunteers will be handing out water balloons to runners and walkers. They’ll have squirt guns too. But don’t worry, they’re been instructed to get you wet, only if you ask for it.
Water Station/Photo Madness
About half walk through the course, you’ll reach the water station. Here you’ll have the opportunity to take your traditional drink of water but we’ll also have props and photographers available for pictures.
Shortly after you cross the half-way point you’ll reach our favorite part of the course where volunteers will be handing out popsicles. If this doesn’t get you through to the finish line we don’t know what will!
Finish Line Tunnel
Cowbells, upbeat music, whistles and more! Volunteers are ready to cheer you all the way across the finish line.
Post Course Entertainment: The Bar on Holmgren Way
The patio will be open. The DJ will be playing. We’ll have awards and prizes for the first 10 people to cross the finish line. Did someone say free food?! All runners and walkers will receive a complimentary food and beverage ticket. We’ll also have a 50-50 raffle, activities for kids, a Volunteer Information Booth for Habitat and more!