SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 2022
Registration is available online: click here
7:00 a.m. – Late registration and packet pick-up
8:00 a.m. – 5K Run and Walk starts
After a forced hiatus (because of you-know-what) we’re back with a community-wide event to benefit The Good Samaritan Center on Saturday, April 9, 2022. Hundreds of runners and walkers will gather near Lewis Elementary School in Excelsior Springs, Mo. When the air horn blasts at 8 a.m., some will race along a scenic 5K course that includes chip timing and prizes for the winners. Some will stroll more casually and enjoy a two-mile walk. And the kids will take off on their own one-mile fun run.
Beyond the race and running, this year’s Tortoise & Hare will feature:
Every participant (in each event) will receive a high-quality shirt that features the original work of local artist and avid runner Holly Spencer. (Registration deadline to receive shirts is March 25, 2022.) PLEASE NOTE: When you register, you will be asked to select a t-shirt size. Please be aware that women’s sizes may be smaller than the unisex sizes.
Every participant in the chip-timed 5K event will receive a unique acrylic medal, custom designed by well-known local artist Molly Roberts.
This blending of artists and athletes will support the work of The Good Samaritan Center. For more than 30 years, the Good Samaritan Center has been dedicated to preventing homelessness and hunger by providing basic life needs and access to life skills for residents in northern Clay County (including Excelsior Springs, Lawson, Kearney and Smithville) and throughout Ray County.
First-place overall finishers in the men’s and women’s divisions will each receive a $100 gift card from The Running Well Store. Male and female winners in each of six age groups will win a gift card to Dubious Claims Brewing Company. Watch this space as we announce more sponsors and prizes in the days ahead!
STUDENT RATE of only $15 (half-price) is available for those 18 and under (just enter the coupon code STUDENT). After the 5K run and walk gets started, there will be a 1-mile fun run for the kids. (Registration fee for the 1mile fun run is automatically set at $15, no need to enter the coupon code.)
HAVE MORE FUN WITH A TEAM of your best friends or co-workers! Create a team of five, and each participant will receive a $6 discount (only $24 — like signing up 4 and getting the 5th member free). You might even want to get artistic and design some team t-shirts for your group. Team leaders have the option to create a team and register all of the members together, or to allow team members to register individually after the team has been created.
Be sure to register before March 25, 2022, to guarantee a shirt (for all participants) and medal (for 5K participants). Late registrations after March 25 won’t be guaranteed to receive either a shirt or medal.
Earn refund rewards when you refer your friends. See more information below about how to earn a refund up to $5 by encouraging your friends to join you in the 5K race or the 2-mile walk.
Watch the Good Samaritan Center’s Facebook page for the unveiling of the custom artwork for our shirts and this year’s 5K medal!
We are a 501c3 not for profit agency. Your donation may qualify for Neighborhood Assistance Tax Credits. Your donation may also be eligible for a federal tax deduction.