There is an event for everyone from walkers to serious runners in Saturday’s Scheels Healthy Human Race events.
Starting time is 7 a.m. All events will start and finish at Soldiers Field.
There are a 5K (3.1 miles), half marathon relay, and half marathon (13.1 miles).
The half marathon will be run on a new flat and very fast course this year. The Road Runners Club of America has designated the Healthy Human Race half marathon as the state championship.
The half marathon will run on the bike paths around Soldiers Field and mostly southeast Rochester. The course will be monitored and remain open for four hours, permitting walkers to enjoy the event as well as runners.
Additionally there will be a half marathon relay where each participant runs/walks about 6.55 miles each before handing off their timing chip to a partner on 20th St SE.
The 5K (3.1 miles) will start at 7:15 a.m., with the course primarily around Soldiers Field. This is a great event for younger runners, those who are new to running, and all walkers. Many families have already signed up with their children.
Every entrant will receive a Healthy Human Race technical T-shirt, and all finishers of all events receive a custom HHR medal. Post-race refreshments will be available and awards will be presented at the conclusion of each event.
There is also the Rochester Track Club Charity Challenge where entrants cast a vote for their favorite charity. Last year the Rochester Salvation Army, the Ronald McDonald House and the Rochester Women’s Shelter were each the recipients of a $500 donation on behalf of the Healthy Human Race participants.
The race enters its 34th year and is sponsored by Scheels and the Rochester Track Club with race management assistance from Final Stretch, Inc.
For more information and to register, go to healthyhumanrace.com. There is no race day registration.
Volunteers are still needed for a variety of positions. If you are interested in volunteering (T-shirt included), go to healthyhumanrace.com/volunteers.php.