June 8, 2012. The 2012 Antler Realty A Cool 5 Race Weekend will be held June 8, 9 and 10, on Beech Mountain. Events include a pre-race pasta dinner hosted at the Buckeye Recreation Center with live music, games and activities, guest motivational speaker Lee Zohlman.
Buy tickets at the door and register for the race or sign up for the race on race day morning, but don’t miss out on all the fun.
Pre-race packet pick-up will be available for race day participants at the Buckeye Recreation Center during the pasta dinner festivities or on race morning at the registration tent.
Saturday consists of the 5-mile race, pet-friendly (complete with doggy water stops) 1.5 mile fun run and walk, race expo, kids fun village with bounce house, complementary beer and post-race meal and awards presentation with live music and games for the family.
Later Saturday the fun continues with the first annual Cool 5 Pub Crawl, so “Run before you Crawl.” Race participants will receive free participation, including shuttle service, drink specials, food specials, music and more.
On Sunday we will feature a free recover yoga session on the lawn at Fred’s General Mercantile with gorgeous views of grandfather mountain. Following yoga we will conduct a rejuvenation hike through the Emerald Outback.
Friday, June 8:
Race Packet Pick-up at Buckeye Recreation Center 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Pre-Race Community Pasta Dinner 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 9:
Pre-registered racers are guaranteed a race t-shirt, a post-race meal voucher, and other free swag in the works. For those of you 21 and over, you will also receive 2 free adult beverages upon finishing one of the A Cool 5 races. Race Day registration will be available; however, race t-shirts and swag will be given out on a first-come first served basis and sizes may be limited. Be sure to register early to geet your race T and swag.
Note: Running Strollers are allowed on the entire race course. Dogs will be allowed for the first 1.5 mile fun run/walk event. Doggy water stops and “doggy bags” will be available along the way as well.
Race Day Registration and packet pick-up 7 a.m.
5 Mile Race Start 9 a.m.
1.5 mile fun run and walk 9:15 a.m.
Post Race Festivities 10-12
Pub Crawl 4-10 p.m.
Sunday, June 10:
Recovery Yoga on the Lawn 10 a.m.
Rejuvenation Hike through the Emerald Outback 11 a.m.
About the Event
You don’t want to miss out on this wonderful event, which guarantees to be the best year yet as it is the 5th annual hosting of the AC5 weekend. This exciting weekend long event has something to offer for everyone. From a Friday night community pasta dinner with guest speaker to the competitive 5 mile race, 1.5 mile fun run and walk, a pet friendly environment complete with doggy water stops along the 1.5 mile course, a vibrant race village, lots of goodies and swag for participants, post-race awards and lunch, two complementary adult beverages for those of you of age and thirsty at the finish line, Saturday evening pub-crawl, and Sunday recovery Yoga. Don’t wait, secure your spot now.
For event information, course maps, training plans, lodging discounts, links to local shopping, dining, lodging and ammenities and to register, visit www.acool5.com.