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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 26, 2014. Elites start at 8:45a. General start at 9:00a. (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.
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.
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.
DONATION: $1 of every entry will go to these military organizations. 50% to Sew Much Comfort which provides custom-made adaptive clothing, free of charge, to all wounded service members from all current branches of the military and National Guard. The other 50% to Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) which takes a holistic approach when serving warriors and their families to nurture the mind and body, and encourage economic empowerment and engagement. Through a high-touch and interactive approach, WWP hopes to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation's history wounded warriors.
SCORING: Runners All participants will be issued a bib with a timing chip. You are responsible for wearing the bib on the front of your shirt.
PACKET PICUP: Race day at Welcome Stadium from 7:00 to 8:30 AM. We will be accepting late registrations at the rate of $30 during packet pickup on Monday.
Short Sleeve Tech Shirt to first 800 registered with men’s, women’s, and children’s sizes.
REGISTRATION: Enter by May 8 and save! REGISTER on-line through May 23. Late registrations (at $30) will be accepted during packet pickup on Sunday, May 25 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. There will be no refunds given and transfers are not allowed for any reason.
CONFIRMATION: You can confirm your registration, whether you registered by mail or online, by visiting the online registration page (available soon!). Just enter your name into the 'Confirm An Entry' box on the left and click the 'search' button.
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Ribbons for all 8 & under participants
5 Deep Age Group Awards for 9-11,12-14,15-19,20-24,25-29,30-34,35-39,40-44,45-49,50-54,55-59,60-64.65-69,70-74.75-79,80 & Over
A total of $3200 in prize money will be awarded as follows:
RACE RESULTS: Results will be available at the race and online at onlineraceresults.com 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.
5K - NIxon Kiplagat, 14:15 (2012); Kara Storage, 16:31 (2010)