SPRINGTIME HILL CLIMB


SPRINGTIME HILL CLIMB

This is a spring time race through the streets and trails of Pleasant Hill. Don’t be intimidated by the name, although as most Iowa runs, there are some hills. It is primarily named the Hill Climb because of the location, not the elevation.
RACE INFO:
TIME & LOCATION:
   Date: Saturday April 11,  2015
   Time: 8am
   Doanes Park

COURSES: (all courses are chip timed)
   5k course
   10k course (USATF certified)
   Kid’s Dash (free)

COST:
   (there is a $3 discount for all groups over four registered prior to 3/28)
   $25 Early Bird Rate (before midnight 3/14)
   $30 Regular Rate (before midnight 3/28)
   $35 Walk-On Rate (4-8pm on 4/10 at the Health Fair or from 7-7:30 race day at Doanes Park.
   No Refunds 
click here to register online at Get Me Registered

PDF mail-in registration forms will be available at a later date


PACKET PICK-UP/Walk-On Registration:
4 to 7 PM Friday, April 10
Springtime Health Fair, location will be announced 
7:00-7:30 AM April 11
Doanes Park, 5050 Doanes Park Rd, Pleasant Hill, IA 50327

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Parking: Doanes Park is located at 5050 Doanes Park Rd, Pleasant Hill, IA 50327 and there will be parking provided in the park through the south entrance off 6th Ave.
Shirts: All pre-registered participants will receive a performance running shirt. Shirts are not guaranteed for walk-ons.
Post-race refreshments: Will be provided by Pleasant Hill Fareway and Anderson & Erickson.
Awards: Sports Page $100 gift cards will be given to overall 1st place runners in male and female in both 5k and 10k; plus medals to the top 3 places in each of the age groups. Only one award per person.
Photographer: There will be race pictures available for purchase. Paul Nye from Panfoto will be on the course and you will receive an e-mail with a link to download your race pictures about one week after the race.
Charity: ALL proceeds go to “FREEDOM FOR YOUTH,” a faith based non-prophet offering hope and direction to at-risk youth in central Iowa.
Support Team Freedom: This year our charity, Freedom for Youth, will have a team of young runners running the Hill Climb and we have set up a fund to show them our support.
Kid’s Dash: The Kid’s Dash will follow the 10k. It is a free, noncompetitive fun run. This event is free to children ages 1 to 10, but they must be registered. You can do so on race day. All participants will receive a participant ribbon for the following distances.

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REGISTRATION


TIME & LOCATION:
   Date: Saturday April 11,  2015
   Time: 8am
   Doanes Park

COURSES:
   5k course
   10k course (USATF certified)
   Kid’s Dash (free)

COST:
   (there is a $3 discount for all groups over four registered prior to 3/28)
   $25 Early Bird Rate (before midnight 3/14)
   $30 Regular Rate (before midnight 3/28)
   $35 Walk-On Rate (4-8pm on 4/10 at the Health Fair or from 7-7:30 race day at Doanes Park.

click here to register online at Get Me Registered


PDF mail-in registration forms will be available at a later date.



Route




THE 5K (Walk and Run)

This 3.1 mile course is challenging yet beautiful. We have provided a course map, elevation chart, photos and registration form to help you understand how much you want to be part of Springtime Hill Climb 2013.



THE 10K (Run)
Don’t miss out on the lake loop. The 10K has everything that the 5K has plus a gorgeous loop around Copper Creek.
(10K MAP)


Photo Run-through

1) The Springtime Hill Climb starts at Doanes Park at 8am on April 12th.

2) Well, here we go the starting line for both the 5K and 10K is right in front of the Doanes Park sign on Pleasant Hill Blvd and Doanes Park Rd

3) Here is a clearer shot of the 5K turn off trail. This trail hooks up to a wooded trail that we will have some shots of after the 10K runners meet back up on the 5K trail.

4) The 5k take the path to the trail.
 
5) Ok, now we are just on the 10k extended run. The 10K runners keep going straight under the overpass.
 
6) Once you have went under the over pass you will want to stay to the right. This is the only over and back to Miller the Driller in the course so you will meet other runners on you left. There is a U painted in the middle of the 12th where the turnaround is.

7) As you see the overpass again take a right before you get to it.

8) Keep on going through the intersection into the parking lot.

9) Just pass the old Lakeside Bldg you will take a sharp right.

10) There will be a curb at the end of the parking lot that leads to the trail. You will take a right on to the trail.

11) One you are on the lake trail just follow it all the way around.

12) After around the lake keep straight past the restrooms and again stay aware when crossing the intersection.

13) Keep running on the trail that will make a right turn and go under the overpass.

 

14) (5k join 10k route) Once on the trail the 5 and 10 k runners will run together through the woods

15) As you end the trail there will be another portable toilet. You also will need to be careful at the end of the trail there will be a sharp left onto a gravel patch of the course.

16) This shot was taken in March. We will smooth out this section as best we can before the race.

17) So up to this point you have been wandering why we called it the hill climb. Going up!

18) Take a left at Pleasant Hill Blvd and back to Doanes Park.

Shedule


This is more than a run t is a weekend of health:

April 11                 4-7pm              Springtime Family Health and Fitness Fair/Packet Pick up (more info)

April 11                 6pm                  Volunteer Orientation

April 12                 7-7:30am        Late Registration

April 12                 8am                 Gun Start of the 2014 Springtime Hill Climb

Sponsors



We owe a lot to our sponsors who have been faithful to make contributions that not insure a great race but also insure that a large portion of race registrations fees go directly to our charity. We ask the you click their link and give them you business.
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Bronze Sponsors:

Best Portable Toilets (link)

Pleasant Hill Hy Vee (link)

Fitness Sports (link)

Become a STHC Sponsor 

Volunteers



If you are not a runner but would enjoy supporting Springtime Hill Climb and be a part off the action, we would like to talk with you.

The Springtime Hill Climb staff is a group of more than 50 volunteers that come together each year and work side by side to serve our runners and support our charity. There are many different volunteer opportunities, registration, refreshments, road safety team, water stations and greeters, just to name a few. We have a 6pm Friday night meeting at the Health Fair and the work begins early Saturday morning. It really is a lot of fun and many of our volunteers return every year.

If you are interested in joining our team please e-mails at KUmphress@RunningPleasantHillia.com

Hope to hear from you soon,
Kevin Umphress
Volunteer Director STHC

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