Country Estates Swimming Pool,
About This Event: Remember how races used to be when the running craze first started? The Country Roads 10K is one of those races. That’s right… “We don’t need no stinking chip timing!” Just a challenging course in a closed-in, country-like subdivision; a great T-shirt; tear-tag scoring; a swimming pool for a post-race dip and some nice door prizes in addition to the trophies. And it’s all managed by experienced volunteers from the San Marcos Runners Club; a race put on by runners for everyone.
So motor on down for the 10th Annual Country Roads 10K & Kids Run! This is the annual fundraising event for the San Marcos Runners Club; the proceeds will support SMRC projects and activities that promote exercise, fitness and healthy lifestyles in our community. The SMRC organizes and manages race events at no charge for many local nonprofit organizations in their fundraising efforts, and uses these proceeds to cover the expenses involved; so your donation ultimately benefits those groups.
Location: In the Country Estates subdivision just west of San Marcos, Texas. If you want to find it on an Internet map, the address is 762 Country Estates Drive, San Marcos TX, 78666.
About The Races: The 10K race is on a gently rolling, certified course located entirely within the scenic Country Estates subdivision. Runners will be challenged by the last 1 1/2 miles of the course, which is a constant, slight-but-steady upgrade. You may occasionally see the local deer population, also out for their morning run. The course for the Kids Run is a loop of 0.86 miles. The 10K will start promptly at 8:00 a.m.; the Kids Run will start at 9:00 a.m., while the 10K is finishing.
Entry Fee: The entry fee for the 10K is $20.00 through 9/14/13, and $25.00 afterward. Current students at Texas State University – San Marcos receive a $3.00 discount. KIDS RUN – FREE!
Awards & Prizes: For the 10K, the overall male and female winners will win a pair of running shoes, courtesy of CORE RUNNING COMPANY. Awards will be presented to the male and female Masters winners and the top 3 male and female finishers in each age division. The awards presentation will be at 9:30 a.m. All participants in the Kids Run will receive a medal following the run. Some attractive door prizes will be given after the awards ceremony.
Age Divisions: 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and over.
Timing & Scoring: The 10K will be manually timed and scored with RunScore race software. Participants are asked to read and observe these Instructions for Runners (PDF, 66kB).
T-Shirts (10K Only): All participants who register by 9/15/13 will receive a long-sleeved high-tech T-shirt. Participants who register after 9/15/13 will receive shirts on a “first-come, first-served” basis, with size not guaranteed.
Packet Pick-Up: Packets may be picked up on race day only at the registration area, beginning at 7:00 a.m.
Take A Swim After The Race: The swimming pool at the registration area will be available if you wish to take a refreshing plunge after the race, courtesy of the Country Estates Recreation Association, our hosts for this event.