Celebrate the Season
Laramie Blizzard Blast
Costume Run

9:30 AM on Sunday, October 26, 2014
Start and Finish from the Laramie Blizzard Soccer Pitch

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Race Information

What:

The Third Annual Laramie Blizzard Blast Costume Run is a fun running and walking event organized by the Laramie Blizzard Soccer Association to support youth soccer in the Laramie Area. The events will include a 5K run (3.1 miles), a 5K walk and a 10K run (6.2 miles). Costumes are part of the festivities and are strongly encouraged by participants, spectators and volunteers.

Who:

Everyone is welcome to participate -runners and walkers, soccer youth, coaches and parents, students, and community members. Participants receive a race shirt and post-race party. There will also be awards and door prizes. Last year's event was a huge success with almost 150 runners and walkers. Please help us make this year's Costume Run even bigger!

Proceeds:

Half of the funds raised by this event will support Blizzard Soccer. The other half will be donated to a Community Charity. Please stay tuned for more information on the selected Charity.

The Laramie Blizzard Soccer Club is a non-profit, club sports organization formed to promote and organize competitive youth soccer in Laramie, Wyoming, so that individual players have the opportunity to maximize their potential by developing both an appreciation of the game and their own individual skills to the best of their ability.

When:

The race will be held on Sunday, October 26th, starting at 9:30 AM, at the Pitch, Laramie Blizzard's Indoor Soccer Facility. Race Day Registration opens at 8:00 AM. The Pitch is located at 725 Skyline Road.

Registration:

Packet Pick Up:

Runners and walkers may pick up their race shirts and race packets on the Friday before the race or on race day. Pre Race Packet pick up will be Friday Oct 24th from 4 PM to 6:30 PM at the Pitch, 725 Skyline Drive. Runners and walkers will also be able to register at that time.

Event Course:

The 5K and 10K courses both start and end at the soccer pitch. The 10K is slightly hilly and meanders through local neighborhoods, open prairie and several of Laramie's parks before returning to the pitch. The 5K is a shortened, mostly flat version of the 10K. Both courses are mostly on paved roads but have several sections on dirt (non-paved) roads.

Post Race Party:

A Post-race party with refreshments & music will take place at The Pitch following the race. Costumes are encouraged for all races and the post-race party.

Awards and Prizes:

There will be overall awards, age group awards for first place AND.... a special award for the Best Costume, Blizzard Team with the highest percentage of participants, Blizzard Coach with the fastest 5K and 10K time and local business with the most race participants.

Sanctioning:

The 2012 and 2013 Blizzard Blast was sanctioned by USA Track and Field. Sanctioning is pending for the 2014 event!

Individuals with Disabilities:

The Laramie Blizzard Blast is an able-bodied event. Individuals with disabilities may request an accommodation of disability from the Race Director runningshamrock@gmail.com. All requests for accommodations must be received six weeks prior to the date of competition. It generally takes six weeks from the receipt of all relevant documentation to evaluate such requests. Requests will be forwarded to USA Track and Field.

Weather:

Weather in the Laramie area in October is variable. The average low in October is 32° F and the average high is 57° F. Race day may turn out to be a beautiful fall morning or include snowfall-- such the name THE BLIZZARD BLAST. Please check the weather and dress in layers. Race will occur snow or shine. Please don't let the weather deter you!

Volunteers:

This race would not be possible without volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering email Enette Larson-Meyer, Race Director at runningshamrock@gmail.com.

We hope to see you there for what promises to be another exciting event!

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