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Nayatt 5k Around the Corner

The event is much more than a race.

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On Saturday March 29rd, Nayatt school will hold its 8th annual Nayatt 5K Run/Walk.

And according to those involved, the Nayatt 5K event is much more than just a race.

The main event is the 5k Run/Walk which starts at 10am and takes place on a USATF sanctioned course that is certified by Ray Nelson. The scenic course winds through the neighborhoods of Nayatt school and along the banks of the Barrington River.

But, starting at the 7:15 a.m. registration there will be music provided by the YMCA to get everyone stretched out and excited for the kids races. The other races include a Family One-Mile Run/Walk at 9am and an all-ages 50 yard dash at 9:30 a.m.

NBC10's Chief Meteorologist Mark Searles will be announcing the event and the race winners. All 50 yard dash participants will receive a metal. Medals will also be awarded to the top finishers in each age group of the One-Mile run and a $100 cash prize will be given to the top overall male and female 5k participant.

5K Awards:

$100 cash prize to top overall male and female. Prizes will be awarded to the male and female top finishers in each age group (10 & under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+).

1-Mile Awards

Medals to top finishers in each kid's age group (5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12).

You can also get your friends, family or co-workers and run as a team and the fastest team will also be awarded a prize.

Youth and adult sized Tshirts will be given to runners/walkers in their race bags (first come first serve basis).

New for this year will be carnival games inside the school, and a climbing rock wall outside as long as the weather cooperates. There will also be a tabletop fair featuring the race's larger sponsors who will provide food and drinks at no charge. A raffle will be part of our fair which will include great items such as a kids' bike or an Elaine White Spa package. Just bring a non-perishable food item for the Tap-In donation and you will get a free raffle ticket for the prize of your choice.

Registration is available online at www.nayatt5k.com and we encourage people to pick up their race bags on Friday 3/28th before the race if possible. All of the race details are on the website.

What specifics types of school programs does this help support?

Equipment for the classrooms, playground and physical education programs, music and language classes, book purchases for the library and much more.

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