The 24th annual Passavant-Gatorade 5K and 10K begins at 7:30 a.m., Saturday, May 28, in the east parking lot on the Passavant Area Hospital campus. Both runners and walkers are welcome. The Jacksonville Area Community Food Center is this year’s beneficiary.
Both courses start and finish on Founder’s Lane on the east side of the Passavant campus. The courses are both considered flat and fast and travel through mostly residential areas on Jacksonville’s west side. Course maps are available on the Passavant-Gatorade Race page at passavanthospital.com.
Custom medals are presented to the top overall male and female finisher in each race and to first, second, and third place, male and female, in 14 age categories.
Registration is open at passavanthospital.com. Advance registration (before noon on Wednesday, May 25) is $20. Race day registration is $25. Members of the Springfield Road Runners Club receive a $1 discount. Registration includes a technical running shirt. To guarantee a shirt, registrations must be received by noon, Monday, May 16.
The 2016 Passavant-Gatorade Race is sponsored by Passavant, Gatorade, MJ Kellner, O’Shea Builders, Springfield Clinic Orthopedic Group-Darr Leutz, MD, Jacksonville Savings Bank, Central Illinois Community Blood Center, Air Evac Lifeteam #27, Barry Werries, MD, The Source, The Cubby Hole, HSHS Medical Group-Foot and Ankle Associates, Production Press, Pro-Com Services, CPI, The Medicine Shoppe, Financial Resources Group, Jacksonville Area Visitors and Convention Bureau, Fitness World, and David Large Professional Painting.