Path to Opioid Prevention 5k and Half Marathon

 
Race Date: 8/25/2018   7:00 AM
Registration Time: No "day of race" registration
Race Type Is: 5k, Half Marathon
Race Event Address: 4600 S Weber River Dr, Riverdale, UT, 84405, Weber County
Race Event Location: Riverdale City Offices
Event Features:
  • Digital Time Tracking (chip Timing)
  • Online event registration available
  • Gifts, T-shirts, Awards, Food
Event Website Address: http://
Register for Race Here: http://legacy.imathlete.com/events/PathT...
Event Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/events/239156650...
Contact Person: Leann Povey
Contact Phone Number:
Contact Email Address: Leannp@weberhs.org
Event Fee: Pre-Registration Fee:  $15

Description of Race Events

The Path to Opioid Prevention begins with awareness of the problem.

Utah has been hard hit by the opioid epidemic. In fact, opioid overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the state, higher than automobile crashes - and Utah ranks 5th in the nation for drug overdose deaths.

More than 7,000 new opioid prescriptions filled daily in Utah -- we want to bring this to everybody's attention so we can all work together to change this.

We are racing to raise awareness to the opioid crisis in Utah and invite you to join us!

The 5K and half marathon will cut through the beautiful hills of four cities, Riverdale, South Ogden, Uintah and Washington Terrace on the Weber Pathways trail. The trail has much foliage to help protect runners from the sun!

Participants for both races will meet at the Riverdale City Offices, and then the half marathon runners will be bussed to the start of their race at 6660 S 1775 E, Ogden and the 5K will start at the Riverdale City Offices.

Adding to the fun of the race and promoting our opioid awareness message, there will be information booths, participant bags, free treats, and services such as massages and yoga.

The registration fee for the 5k: $15.00
The registration fee for the half marathon: $25.00


Additional Race Information

This run is being held on a Weber Pathways trail. If you would like to see someone along the race (half marathoners) we suggest you watch for them at the Riverdale City Offices, you will be able to see them there, and again at the south end of Fort Buenaventura. If you haven't been on the Weber trails, you are in for a treat. There are 55 trails in Weber for people to explore, and our intent is to introduce new people to the trails so they can come back to enjoy them on their own in the future - a healthy habit! While people are waiting for their racer to finish, they can browse the booths to learn more about opioid alternatives. McKay Dee Hospital is providing free massages for the racers as well as ice therapy and yoga! All participants will get a t-shirt, the first 100 finishers will receive a finisher medal, the first three to cross the line in each age category (male and female) will receive a place trophy. Timing chips provided by GOAL Foundation.

 

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