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August 4

Uptown Bay City, MI

Inaugural Decade Dash 5K Car Show 2018 Overview

Our Automotive Partners at Graff Chevrolet have hosted an awesome local car show for 7 years running.  Graff is excited to announce moving their 8th annual Car Show to Uptown, Bay City and the addition of a 5k Run/Walk and 1 Mile Fun Run to the event!  The move to the beautiful new Uptown area means more room for the car show and a great venue for the 5k Race and a 1 Mile Fun Run.  This is all made possible with the help of Uptown in Bay City!

The 2018 event will be renamed the Decade Dash 5k & Car Show!  Uptown is the perfect location to enjoy a run along the riverfront and relax while looking at cars.  As in the past all proceeds will benefit Just for Kid a 5013C Charitable program.  Graff Chevrolet, Uptown and TriToFinish believe the new event, with your help, will be a big boost to benefit our local children.

Date:  August 8, 2018

Start Time:  8:30 AM

Location:  Uptown Bay City

Address:  Main Street, Uptown, Bay City MI 48708

Course Descriptions:

5K Course

With the Saginaw River as a back drop along with the beautiful structures of Uptown Bay City the course will be set along the Riverwalk Pathway.  The course will have slight winding, small inclines however predominately flat.  The 5k runners will start out at the fountain within Uptown and head south towards the Middlegrounds with circling back to the finish in Uptown.

There will also be a 1 Mile Fun Run that will take place on the Riverwalk.  This course will head south on the Riverwalk and go past Wenonah Park and loop back around to Uptown.  All ages welcome.  There will not be a charge for the Fun Run.  If you would like a shirt it will be a $10 fee.  Please note that ALL youth 1 Mile Fun Run Participants MUST have a “run buddy” age 16 or older to participate.

 

1 Mile Fun Run Course

*There will also be a 1 Mile Fun Run that will take place on the Riverwalk.  This course will head south on the Riverwalk and go past Wenonah Park and loop back around to Uptown.  All ages welcome.  There will not be a charge for the Fun Run but participants MUST be registered!  If you would like a shirt, one can be purchased for $10 through the online registration process. 

*Please note that ALL youth 1 Mile Fun Run Participants MUST have a “run buddy” age 16 or older to participate.

Please note that ALL youth 1 Mile Fun Run Participants MUST have a “run buddy” age 16 or older to participate.

Packet Pickup and Late Registration:

  • Wednesday, April 25th, 2018 from 5:00-7:00 pm at the Freeland Branch – United Financial Credit Union, 7600 Midland Rd, in the Pat’s Grocery Complex

  • Thursday, April 26th, 2018 from 4:00-5:45 pm at Tittabawassee Township Park

NOTE: Active.com charges a nominal fee to participants when registering. We just don’t want you to be surprised when you go to register online!

T-Shirts 

Event-specific t-shirts are guaranteed ONLY to those who register online before Noon on Friday, July 27th! These shirts are of high quality and will be available in unisex or youth sizes. All participants who register after that date/time will be provided with a TriToFinish t-shirt if event-specific shirts are unavailable on site.

Shirt Sizes Available 

  • Unisex Small
  • Unisex Medium
  • Unisex Large
  • Unisex Extra Large
  • Unisex 2XL
  • Youth Small
  • Youth Medium
  • Youth Large

EVENT SHIRT DESIGNS

Times and Timing: 

The 5K Run/Walk event will be timed in accordance with USATF sanctioning requirements. The 1 Mile Fun Run will NOT be timed.

5K Age Groups/Divisions:

  • 9 & 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 & over

Race Start Times

  • 5K Run/Walk will begin at 8:30AM
  • 1 Mile Fun Run will begin at 8:00AM

Awards

OVERALL AWARDS

Awards will be provided 3 deep to overall male and female winners and overall Masters (40+) male and female winners of the 5K Run/Walk. In addition overall winners will receive free entry to next year’s Decade Dash 5k Event. 2nd Place overall finishers will receive 50% off and 3rd Place overall finishers will receive 25% off entry to the 2019 event.

NOTE: All participants will receive high quality finisher medals at the finish line upon completion of their event! While age group results WILL be provided, this year’s event will NOT have age group awards.

Results

Both actual and adjusted results from Miller Race Management will be displayed at the event and will be posted at TRITOFINISH.COM within 48 hours of race completion.

Volunteers

Interested in volunteering? Events like this can’t be successful without great volunteers! Sign up at the link at the top of this page and we’ll be in touch. All volunteers receive a cool, TriToFinish logo’d tech t-shirt courtesy of ATS Printing in Bay City, MI!

FAQ’s 

Can I run with my dog?

We love dogs too! But, because of the narrow trail with out and back runner traffic being used as part of this race, we cannot allow dogs to participate.

Can I run/walk with a stroller?

The new racecourse utilizing out and back runner traffic on the Freeland Rail Trail means that we cannot allow strollers this year.  We apologize to those who’ve raced this event in the past and hoped to use a stroller this year. 

What does “USATF Sanctioning” mean?

It means that organizers have followed a process with USA Track & Field that requires creation of a safety plan and purchase of outstanding insurance covering participants, volunteers, sponsors, partners and organizers of the event. It also means that your race results will be official for scoring purposes (assuming you track that sort of thing).

What happens if the event is cancelled? Will I receive a refund?

If the race is cancelled for reasons Organizers can control then we will work diligently to provide a refund or transfer of registration to another event. However, cancellation due to extreme weather or local emergency is not controlled by organizers and is not reason for reimbursement. We WILL however, attempt to push start of the race back in 30-minute increments until the emergency dissipates.

REFUND AND TRANSFER POLICY

We completely understand that plans change and athletes will sometimes be unable to compete in an event they've signed up for.  Unfortunately, refunds will not be provided for any event unless the event is cancelled for reasons within our control.  Dangerous weather, natural disasters, and local emergencies are examples of reasons an event may be cancelled that are NOT within our control.

Should an athlete have an injury or other medical issue keeping them from competing in an event they've registered for, we would be happy to transfer their registration to a similar TriToFinish-owned event up to and including the same event the following season.  A doctor's slip may be required as proof of injury or ailment.  Failure to provide proof if requested will result in non-transfer of the event.

Transferring registrations to other athletes is NOT allowed.

 

Distances:

  • 5K Run/Walk
  • 1 Mile Fun Run

Prices:

5K Run/Walk*

  • $25.00 valid through 7/15/18
  • $30.00 valid through 8/02/18**
  • $35.00 for on-site registration

Youth (13 & Under) 5K Run/Walk*

  • $15.00 valid through 7/15/18
  • $20.00 valid through 8/02/18**
  • $25.00 for on-site registration

1 Mile Fun Run

  • $10.00 valid through 8/04/18

* There will not be a separate category for Walkers at this event.  All participants in the 5K are free to run and/or walk as they see fit.

** Online Registration closes at Midnight, Thursday, August 2nd, 2018.  After that, ALL registrations will be completed on-site at late registration/packet pickup at the increased rate.



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