Alpha Sesquicentennial 5K & Family Fun Run
September 10 @ 8:00 am
Packet pick-up/same-day registration starts at 6:45am on Saturday morning and ends promptly at 7:45am, located on north side of the Methodist Church. Pre-registration fee for 5K is $20.00 and same-day registration is $25.00. Family Fun Run registration is free. 5K starts at 8:00am and Family Fun Run will start at 9:30am. Runners will receive t-shirt with registration. Walkers welcomed and will be eligible for awards. Please no pets. Course will start in town and then head out east of town and will turn around and back into town. There will be two water stops along the course. There will be fresh fruit, granola bars, bagels, water, and sports drinks available after the race. Awards will be presented after the Fun Run race as follows: The Top Overall Male & Female Finishers in 5K; the Top Male & Female Alpha Finishers ; the Top 3 Finishers in 5K in each age group listed below: 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 – over. Parking will be available in the south parking lot of the church, along certain side streets, and at the AlWood Elementary School located one block north of the church at 101 East A Street, Alpha, IL 61413. Saturday is also the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the village of Alpha. There will be a parade at 11 am that will travel from south to north on Route 150. There will also be food vendors and activities on West D Street in Alpha.