2016 Niwot Trot 5K
Please join family, friends, staff and the Niwot community for one of the most high-energy events of the school year. This year will be the 11th annual running of the 5km (3.1 mile) run/walk event, and we’re putting a whole new twist on things!
For the first time, the Niwot Trot will be professionally timed, on a brand new course that winds through downtown Niwot from Whistle Stop Park. This fast and extremely flat out and back course is perfect for cheering on your fellow participants. After running, walking, trotting or strolling, revel in your accomplishment at Whistle Stop Park for a celebration complete with music, sponsor activities and formal awards ceremony. This isn’t any awards ceremony, this is where we celebrate the incredible performances of our youth! Don’t forget to sneak a peek at the adjacent Children’s Park that is nearing completion.
Schedule of Events
- 8:00-8:45am Race day registration open and bib/t-shirt pickup
- 9:00 am 5k event begins! (1st and Murray)
- 10:15am Awards Ceremony at the Whistle Stop Park bandstand
Finisher medals for ALL youth finishers (k-8). We know that a 5k is quite an accomplishment for most kids! Plus, thanks to our incredible sponsors, we will have awards for :
- Top 3 overall Girls (grades k-5 combined)
- Top 3 overall Boys (grades k-5 combined)
- Top Girl in each grade (k, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6-8)*
- Top Boy in each grade (k, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6-8)*
- Finisher medals for ALL youth finishers (k-8)
- $15 per participant includes a t-shirt (men’s and women specific sizes and slim cuts, please order accordingly). T-shirt quantities are limited so register early!
- Click here to register online. Online registration open until noon Friday 9/16.
- Paper registrations with accompanying check (made out to Niwot PTAC) or cash may be accepted at Niwot Elementary School until Sept 15th.
- Race day registration is $20 per participant.
Not interesting in testing yourself against the course? No worries. There are many volunteer roles necessary to make this race successful. Especially if your child wants to race but you don’t, volunteer! Please shoot a quick email to firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer and we will contact you.
Examples of volunteer positions:
- Race day registration table
- Water station worker
- Course marshall
- Pre-race setup (able to race too!)
- Timing / finish chute worker
- Post race refreshment table
Parking will be extremely limited, so we encourage you to walk, bike or carpool to the start/finish. No cars may park along Murray between 1st and 2nd, or along 1st Ave. Plan ahead to ensure you’re not late for the fun.
Professional results will be posted immediately after the event. Additionally, they will be available via the website of the timing company (Finish Line Timing by Timberline Events) by Monday morning after the race.
The course begins at Whistle Stop Park and proceeds northeast on Murray St. Racers turn East onto 5th, which turns into Neva Rd. Proceed along Neva Rd and then turn North onto Dry Creek Rd. Follow Dry Creek until it intersects with N. 83rd St. Instead of running south along N. 83rd St, racers will be directed to head south briefly along the LoBo Path and cross 83rd at the marked crosswalk to head East on Niwot Meadow Farm Rd. Racers will stay on Niwot Meadow Rd until it dead ends at the cul de sac. This is the turn around. Racers will retrace their route to the finish. Boulder County Sheriffs officer will be at 2nd and Murray, and the 83rd Street crossing intersections to control traffic and for runner safety.
This event couldn’t be as successful without the generous support of our sponsors. If interested in sponsoring, there are many levels of sponsorship available to fit any budget. Please contact email@example.com, Jennifer Bair or Amanda Burdette with questions. The deadline for sponsorship is September 1st, so don’t delay.
For additional details or questions, please email the Niwot Trot Race Director Gretchen Johnson, or Assistant Director Amanda Burdette at firstname.lastname@example.org.