This is an update prior to NYRR Jingle Bell Jog – 4 Miles on Saturday, 8th December.
We have identified additional roles; Hannah Wiltshire and Paul Power will serve as time keepers, while Hannah will also manage the T-shirt sales. We should all HAVE FUN!!!
T-Shirts: Our Five Points Runners T-Shirts will be available on Saturday for those who have not already purchased one. Shirts are blue with our gold/yellow logo and are a tech material (not cotton). They are $15 for children and $20 for adults.
Meeting Location: Five Points Runners will meet at 16th Street and Prospect Park Southwest 7:45 am and 8:00 am. From there we will proceed into the park where we will:
* pick up our credentials and safety pins
* pin on bibs and attach D-Tags to shoes (instructions)
* stretch and warm up
* introduce race buddies
* review race, hydration, safety procedures and reunite location
* proceed to start when called
Race Course: Please expect a lot of holiday costumed runners in the park. The start and end of the race will be the Center Drive transverse. It is one loop of the park. A map is attached. (link)
Time Keepers: We will have our own timers to record the finishing times of our runners. Hannah Wiltshire and Paul Power will serve as time-keepers. Please ensure that our runners wear our team shirts so that they are easily identified.
Take the Q to the Prospect Park Avenue Station. Head north-west, and follow signs to the start.
Take the F/G train to 15th St Prospect Park Station. Head north-east and follow signs to the start
Take the 2/3 to Grand Army Plaza, and walk south in the park (approximately 1 mile)
By Car from Manhattan
Parents who are driving should allow extra time since parking in the area can be challenging.
Go south on the FDR Drive to the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel. Turn right at I-478 S, and merge on I-278 W (BQE). Take exit 24 on the left to merge onto NY-27 E/Prospect Expy. Take exit 4 for 10th Ave toward 11th Ave. Turn right at 10th Ave. Take the first right onto 20th Street. Take the first right onto Prospect Park W. Turn right on Prospect Park SW.
Running Buddies: To ensure the safety of our runners a number of parents will be running with our runners. We will have a running buddy from NYRR who will also be joining our team, her name is Ashley Higginson. The runner list/buddy assignments, guidelines and other helpful material are attached to this communication. (link)
Lydia Vanderloo (917) 331-0395
John Wiltshire (917) 747-7490