Nick Symmonds Springfield 800 Set To Run October 13th

One of a kind race on Oct. 13 to benefit Big Brother Big, Sisters of Lane County 

Run with five-time 800 meter U.S. Champion, two-time Olympian and Springfield resident Nick Symmonds at the first of its kind “straight 800” meter road race set to take place in Springfield Oregon on Oct. 13 at 2 p.m. The inaugural ”Nick Symmonds Springfield 800″ will take over 5th Street in the historic Washburn District in Downtown.  Join Nick, other elite athletes and community members from Springfield and Eugene for this all new road race and community party.
How fast can you go?  Unlike a typical 800 – which is two laps around an Olympic track, runners of all levels will be able to test themselves on a straight road course with no turns.  Everyone can participate in the 800 – which is about a half-mile!  Several waves of skill levels will be available and all runners will be chip timed for the most accurate 800 possible.
Following the race, stick around for prizes, live music with Mystery Train and a unique selection of food vendors.
Don’t miss this opportunity to meet and run with the five-time U.S. Champion!
Race waves will include:
1.       Elite runners (men’s and woman’s wave)
2.      Masters – 40 and older (men’s and woman’s wave)
3.      Open wave (men’s and woman’s wave)
4.      Youth
5.      Walkers
Entry fees (all runners will be chip timed)
Adults $8.00 no shirt – $15.00 with a cool, inaugural tech t-shirt
Kids $5.00 no shirt – $8.00 with the cool tech t-shirt
What:  Inaugural Nick Symmonds Springfield 800
When:  Saturday, October 13 – Music and food vendors start at 1 p.m. – Race wave begin at 2 p.m.
Where:  Music and food vendors at the City Hall Fountain Plaza at 225 Fifth Street.  The road race will take place on 5th Street between Centennial Blvd and A Street.
Timing: Waves will be launched every 5-10 minutes starting at 2 p.m.
Can I just watch the race?: Yes!  Everyone is welcome to gather along Fifth Street (parade style) or at the Centennial fountain to watch the finishes, enjoy music and food.

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