FIRST DOWN 5K

2001 Champions Way Ruston

Saturday, August 27 2022 from 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM

RACE DETAILS
Join us for the Inaugural Bayou Jamb First Down 5K on Saturday, August 26th, 2022, beginning at 7:00 AM. Enjoy the beautiful course through the private grounds of the Ruston Sports Complex located in Ruston, LA.  All participants will receive a custom finisher medal, awesome event shirt and commemorative bib. Plenty of food and drinks post-race. Kids 10 and under can sign up for the Gridiron Gang 100-yard dash (see info below).

RALLY YOUR HIGH SCHOOL AND TAKE HOME THE FIRST DOWN 5K TROPHY

How: It’s simple! The high school with the most participation points takes the trophy! Upon registration each participant will select the high school they are running/walking for, and each participant earns that school points. So, the more people who sign up in support of a school – the better chances that school has of taking home the coveted First Down 5K Trophy.

BUT every school is a winner! ALL schools will earn a portion of  race proceeds.

Good things happen when the school and community come together and commit to showing up in numbers. We encourage students, teachers, coaches, parents, families, and community members to get involved and sign up to compete for your high school – and show your support of athletics and other extracurricular activities!

RACE DAY CHECK-IN AND BIB PICK-UP: 6:15 AM to 6:45 AM

RACE START TIME: 7:00 AM (5K Run/Walk through the Ruston Sports Complex)

PRE-PACKET PICK UP:  10:00 am Aug. 22nd at the Ruston Civic Center

AWARDS CEREMONY: IMMEDIATLEY following last participant to cross the finish line.

REGISTRATION: Online registration is encouraged and includes an event tee-shirt, and commemorative bib if completed before August 15th. 

5K ENTRY FEE: $35 (Runners/Walkers) $20 for students under 18 years of age

AWARDS: Overall Male & Female (3&3), Top 3 Male/Female in the following age groups: 11 - 14, 15 - 19, 20 - 29, 30 - 39, 40 - 49, 50 - 59, 60 - 69, 70 +. No duplicate awards.

LOCATION: Ruston Sports Complex, 2001 Champions Way, Ruston, LA 71270

GRIDIRON GANG DASH: Children 10 yrs of age and younger can sign up to race the 100 yard dash held at Joe Aillet Stadium on the football field Friday, August 26th during the Ouachita vs. Oak Grove game at 7:00 pm and Saturday, August 27th during the West Monroe vs. Ruston game at 7:00 pm. Entry fee is $10 and all participants receive a Gridiron Gang T-Shirt.

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