CVS Caremark Downtown 5K09/20/09
CVS Caremark Downtown 5K
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Downtown Providence, Rhode Island
Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Rhode Island’s largest road race will kick-off with youth races in the morning, followed by the main 5K race that will feature several elite and world-class runners, including Anthony Famigletti, who won last year’s race after participating in the Beijing Olympics. The event will conclude with a High School Inspirational 3K for student athletes.
The growth of this event has helped the CVS Caremark Downtown 5K raise more than one million dollars for charity over the past nine years.
The CVS Caremark Downtown 5K includes 21 different races for children, pre-kindergarten through eighth grade, including an All Kids Can Inspirational event for children with physical and intellectual disabilities; a 3K Inspirational event for high school runners; and the 5K event, which draws elite athletes competing for the US Track and Field 5K championship, as well as amateur runners competing as individuals or on college, corporate, police and firefighter teams. Walkers are also welcome to participate in the race.
New this year is a School Spirit costume contest for high school students, also sponsored by Tufts Health Plan. Judges will select the school team with the most creative costumes and award that team with new track uniforms (up to $750 value). All participants in the costume contest will receive a complimentary stopwatch.
Late registration and race packet pickup will be on the Rhode Island State House Lawn, Gaspee Street in Providence on Saturday, September 19, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday (race day), September 20, 7:15 to 10:45 a.m. The first 5,000 registrants for the 5K race will receive a gift bag. The CVS Caremark Downtown 5K will start and finish on Francis Street in front of the Rhode Island State House.
- Begins: Sep 20, 2009
- Ends: Sep 20, 2009
Downtown Providence , Providence, RI