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26th Annual Lou Cox 5k


May 27 2013


Dayton OH

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Ohio River Road Runners


  • 5K or Less



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Jim Nichols summed it up best when describing Lou Cox ... "Quite simply the father of running in the Dayton, Ohio area" His fitness programs at the Central YMCA and later at the Kettering Medical Center formed the foundation upon which the Dayton running boom would be built. He was a man of foresight and a great inspirational leader. Thousands of area citizens owe their present state of health and well-being to this man. WHEN: Memorial Day Weekend, Monday May 27, 2013 - 8:45a for Elite Race**, 9:00a for the Open Race**. (You must be at the stadium before Edwin C Moses Road is closed at 8:35a) LOCATION: Welcome Stadium, 1601 S. Edwin C. Moses Blvd, Dayton, Ohio. I-75 to Exit 51, Edwin C Moses Blvd east to Welcome Stadium/UD Arena on your left. Parking is available at Gates C & D. Gates will be closed 15 minutes prior to the start of the race. ELITE (8:45a) and OPEN RACE (9a): We have some world class athletes in the area and the club would like to showcase these great athletes. Women need to run UNDER 18:15 and men UNDER 16:30 to participate in the 8:45a race. COURSE: The Lou Cox Memorial 5K is one of the fastest 5K's in the Midwest! Starting on Edwin C. Moses Blvd in Dayton, OH, the race heads north to Stewart St. Here, runners will cross over the Little Miami River and then turn south on Patterson Blvd. Runners will run to the turnaround spot and then return to Stewart St. via the paralleling bike path. After crossing back over the river, the runners will run back to Welcome Stadium before running 350 meters on the track to the finish line. The Lou Cox Memorial 5K has a slight elevation loss, as the finish line on the track sits lower than the start line on Edwin C. Moses Blvd. There is no noticeable elevation change until a downhill into the parking lot at 2.5 miles. FOOD DONATION: Runners who bring a non-perishable food item will be given a chance to win a 24" Insignia LED 1080P TV . The food items will be given to the Dayton Food Bank. They may be dropped off on Sunday, May 26 at Runners Plus 8970 Kingsridge Dr. Dayton, OH 45458 or the stadium on race day. View the Lou Cox 2013 course.,-84.196815&spn=0.019801,0.025749&z=14&source=embed REGISTRATION: Enter by May 8 and save! REGISTER on-line through May 25. Late registrations (at $30) will be accepted during packet pickup on Sunday, May 26 from 1:00pm-4:00pm at at Runners Plus 8970 Kingsridge Dr. Dayton, OH 45458. Race day registration ($30) begins at 7:00AM at Welcome Stadium. All entries received by May 9 are guaranteed to receive an official short-sleeved t-shirt. There will be no refunds given and transfers are not allowed for any reason. Register Now CONFIRMATION: You can confirm your registration, whether you registered by mail or online, by visiting the online registration page. Just enter your name into the 'Confirm An Entry' box on the left and click the 'search' button. ENTRY FEES: Enter By Date Lou Cox 5k Run May 8 $19 May 26 $30 Race Day $30 GOODIES: All race participants will receive: A custom race shirt Professional chip timing by The End Result Aid stations with water and Gatorade Post race beverages and food including bagels, fruit, cookies, muffins, and Gatorade Event photography AWARDS:Prize Purse! The top 5 overall male and female and the top 3 male and female master will split the prize purse as follows: Overall (+$100 for course record of Male 14:15 and Female 16:31) 1st - $400 2nd - $350 3rd - $300 4th - $250 5th - $150 Master (over 40) 1st - $200 2nd - $175 3rd - $150 Top five male and female in each of the following age groups will also win awards: 9 and under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 and over. Please Note: Per USATF rule 245, all awards and results will be based on gun time, not net time. PACKET PICKUP: Avoid the race day rush and pick up your packet on Sunday, May 26 from 1:00pm-4:00pm at Runners Plus 8970 Kingsridge Dr. Dayton, OH 45458 or the stadium on race day Race day pickup is available at Welcome Stadium beginning at 7:00AM. We will also be accepting late registrations at the rate of $30 during packet pickup on Sunday. RACE RESULTS: Results will be available at the race and online at and on the ORRRC Website. SCORING: All participants will be issued a timing chip. You are responsible for wearing your chip on your shoe. NO CHIP = NO RESULTS = NO AWARD. YOU MUST RETURN YOUR CHIP AFTER THE RACE. If you don’t run/walk or don’t finish, you must return the chip in person at the race or by mail in the envelope provided. If you fail to return the chip, a $35 charge will be assessed to you. RULES: Obey all instructions from race and public safety officials. Headphones are strongly discouraged. Please be sure to wear your timing chip on your shoe during the race and to return it at the finish. LODGING: Courtyard Marriott ® at the University of Dayton (2006 Edwin C. Moses Blvd., Dayton, OH 45408, 937-220-9060) is the official host lodging for the event. RACE DIRECTOR: Rick Schoby

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