Due to the extreme flooding of Flint and with athlete safety as our utmost priority, we were forced with the difficult decision of delaying our Cinco de Mayo 10k/5k run on May 5, 2012. We have worked with the City of Flint and Swartz Creek Golf Course to reschedule the race for Friday May 11, 2012 at 6:30pm. We have chosen to host the event on Friday evening in an attempt to accommodate our athletes’ schedules by avoiding other run events taking place on Saturday as well as Mother’s day on Sunday.
After assessing the damage done by this local catastrophe we have decided to reopen registration with partial proceeds going to the Flint Tennis Club, a non-profit organization working to rehabilitate their facilities ruined by the flood. You may have seen the roof of their club house on our Facebook page, the rest of the building was below the water line and suffered significant water damage. It is our hope to give back to the Flint community which has now opened its arms twice to our event. We are incredibly grateful and hope this small gesture may help the Flint community move forward. Please invite your friends to the rescheduled event, enjoy a night of fun, and support the Flint community which is recovering from this unexpected phenomenon.
Due to these unforeseen incidents and the short time frame in which we are rescheduling the event, we will honor and implement our registration rollover policy. Thus three options are available to you:
Thank you to all our racers for their overwhelming support. Your patience is a true testament to the endurance community. For those who are able to attend our Cinco de Mayo event on Friday we look forward to great evening run.
May 11, 2012
Swartz Creek Golf Course/Tavern On The Green
1902 Hammerberg Road
Flint, MI 48503
5k Runners/Walkers will complete an out and back course. 5k participants will follow the markers on the golf course and make a left on Parkside Dr. The 5k turnaround will be approximately 0.25 miles up Parkside Dr. Complete the turnaround and head back the same way they came staying to the right and following the return markers. Stay within the markers and away from the golf greens and fairways. 10k Runners will follow the golf course markers with a left on Parkside, right on Westwood, right on Briar Hill, left on Parkside, left on Overhill, left on Hampden, right on Westwood, right on Colchester, left on Hawthorne, left on Oxford, right on Weswood, right on Crooked, left on Hawthorne, left on Parkside, right onto the golf course, and back to the finish line. Stay within the markers and away from the golf greens and fairways.
Packet Pickup will take place at Tavern On The Green/Swartz Creek Golf Course (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tavern-on-the-Green-Swartz-Creek-Golf-Course/148849694386) on Thursday May 10 from 4-7pm at Swartz Creek Golf Course/Tavern on the Green. If you are unable to attend packet pickup you must arrive early on race day to receive your chip, number, sponsor products and have enough time to make your way to the start line. Race day registration and packet pickup will close promptly at 5-6:00pm, 30 minutes before the start of the race.