New Georgetown Businesses Are All Around! Hello Georgetown! Another week is coming to a close, and what a busy one it has been for our city. All kinds of fun things are happening in our … Read More...
Saturday, February 8th, 2020 – The 25th annual Georgetown Cupid’s Chase 5K Run/Walk and Kid’s Fun Run has something for every member of your family and is a great opportunity to have some fun and support our Georgetown Parks!
Saturday, February 8th, 2020
7:30am – Kid’s Fun Run – ages 8 and under only
8am Sharp – 5K Run/Walk (chip timed)
The 5k Race will begin and finish at the same place in San Gabriel Park. The out-and-back route will showcase San Gabriel Park and provides plenty of nearby parking, eliminating the need for shuttles after the race. See the map to San Gabriel Park at the bottom of this post.
Instructions For The 5K Run/Walk
Plan on arriving no later than 7:30am.
Restrooms and a clothing drop will be available at the starting area.
The start line is in San Gabriel Park. Please be in place by 7:50am.
On the roads, stay as close to the curb as possible and always within the cones.
There will be water stops on the course and one at the finish line.
An awards ceremony for the top 3 in each age division, as well as overall winners, will take place at 8:50am.
Official results will be posted online at www.allsportstiming.com.
Photos will be available for viewing the day after the race at photowolfe.com.
Kid’s Fun Run
Kids 8 and under are invited to participate in the Fun Run (loop around the courthouse) beginning at 7:30am. All participants will receive a short-sleeved t-shirt (if registered by January 21) and a goody bag! The fun run will start and finish downtown near the 5K starting line.
Cost is $10 if you register before race day and $15 if you register on race day. T-shirts are not guaranteed after January 21.
Prices – Register online here
All Age Groups – Early Bird Price: $25; After January 21st to race day: $30
Youth Fun Run – Early Bird Price: $10; After January 21st to race day: $15
You may pick up your race packet which will include your timing chip on Friday, February 7th from 10am to 6pm at the Georgetown Recreation Center at 1003 N. Austin Avenue, or the morning of the race from 6:30am to 7:45am at race start. You may pick up a packet for a friend and/or other family members.
The Course (see map above)
New route in 2020 begins and ends in San Gabriel Park. The out-and-back route will showcase San Gabriel Park and provides plenty of nearby parking, eliminating the need for shuttles after the race.
Awards will be presented to the overall male and female winners and the overall male and female masters winners. The top three male and female finishers in each age division will also receive awards. Awards will also be presented to the top overall male and female City of Georgetown employee.
If you are a City of Georgetown employee, be sure to indicate so when you register. Unclaimed awards can be picked up at the Parks & Recreation Administration Building located at 1101 N. College Street from 8am – 5pm, Monday through Friday.
10 & under
80 & up
Proceeds – 100% of the proceeds from this race go toward City of Georgetown Parks, some examples of past projects that have been funded by Cupid’s Chase are two new play pockets for kids, a new Pickleball court, and improvements to the Sunken Gardens.
There is abundant parking available in San Gabriel Park.
Dogs are always welcome on the Cupid’s Chase course.
Dogs are required to be on a non-retractable leash and have their current rabies tags on their collar.
Please remember to bring along bags for doggie droppings.
Just as you would for yourself, please be aware of your dog’s physical condition and whether he or she is ready to run or walk 3.1 miles.
Owners are fully responsible for keeping control of their dogs.
By participating, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless City of Georgetown and its sponsors, staff and volunteers from all liability associated with the walk.
Aggressive dogs will be required to leave the race. (No refunds if you are asked to leave).
Volunteers – If you’d like to volunteer for the Cupid’s Chase go to https://cupid.georgetown.org/volunteer/
Sponsorship information – https://cupid.georgetown.org/sponsors/
There are no refunds or transfers. No exceptions.
All information from the City of Georgetown
Map to San Gabriel Park