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Here are some details for the race:

UPDATED INFORMATION - BIB PICK UP
I have had to cancel the Friday, May 9th bib number pick up at Sports Authority because I do not yet have the bib numbers!  You can pick up your number on Saturday, May 10th at Brodie's (details below) or on Sunday (race day) at Leather City Common starting at 7:00 am.  You may pick up numbers for other registrants as well.  I apologize for the inconvenience.

ADDRESS/DIRECTIONS/PARKING
The race will take place at Leather City Common.  The address is 73 Lowell Street and it is directly across from the AOH hall where the race has been for the past three years.  

The Common is located right on Lowell Street.  It is Exit 26 off of Rt. 128 in Peabody.  It is about 1.25 miles off of the highway, on your left, right after Bunghole Liquors.  You want to turn left down Sawyer St, which is right after the Red Cross and before Bunghole.  Then turn right onto Railroad Ave where the parking is.  If you have GPS it should easily find the address.

Please do not park directly on Lowell St.  You can view a map here.

NUMBER PICK UP

Unfortunately, Converse has stopped making the cinch saks we’ve given out in previous years so we will not be giving out bags this year.  But we are still giving out key chains, t-shirts and a limited number of Chucks!

Number pick up will be on two occasions and in two locations:

1)      Friday, May 9, 2014 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Sports Authority in the Liberty Tree Mall in Danvers.  Any registrants picking up their number here will get a coupon for 15% off for the weekend of the race!  If you have any last-minute needs for the race, this is your time to get it!  You will be able to pick up your bib number, key chain and t-shirt (if you registered early enough).

2)      Saturday, May 10, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at Brodie's Pub located at 10 1/2 Lowell Street in Peabody.  You will be able to pick up your bib number, key chain and t-shirt (if you registered early enough).  And you can stick around to have lunch and a cocktail!

All Chucks will be distributed on Sunday only, on a first come, first served basis.  There will be no Chuck distribution at number pick up.
 
If you are unable to pick up your bag on Friday or Saturday, there will be bag pickup at the Leather City Common on Sunday morning starting at 7:00 am.

FREE CHUCKS!
Converse is a proud corporate sponsor of the PD5K and they are graciously donating  some pairs of high top Chuck Taylors in various sizes*.  Runners are encouraged to run the PD5K in their new Chucks – in fact, there will be a special prize for the fastest runner wearing Chucks!

TThe following guidelines will apply for Chuck distribution:

 

  1. You must be pre-registered in order to be eligible for a pair of Chucks. You can register through the Website at www.patrickdowney5k.com. Online registration will end on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 12:00 midnight ET.  I will accept mail-in applications until Thursday, May 8, 2014. If you register on race day you will not be eligible to get a pair or Chucks.
  2. Chucks are not guaranteed – they are first come, first served on race day.
  3. Chucks will only be distributed on the morning of the PD5K at Leather City Common.
  4. The “Chuck Check In” table will open at 7:00 am.
  5. You must have your bib number before going to the “Chuck Check In” table.  If you haven't picked up your number prior to race day, you must pick it up prior to going to the "Chuck Check In" table.
  6. At the “Chuck Check In” table:  Tell the volunteer what size Chucks you’d like and you’ll be given a slip of paper with the size printed on it.  You can then proceed to the Converse table and exchange your size slip for a pair of Chucks.  No exchanges!
  7. Chucks are for registrants who are participating in the Patrick Downey 5K.  You cannot take a pair for your brother/mother/husband because you don’t like Chucks or won’t wear them.  If you are clearly a size 6 woman you will not be able to take a size 11 pair of Chucks.
  8. Once the slips are gone, so are the Chucks!  Feel free to trade with a friend but it is first-come, first-served! 
      

Thank you in advance for your patience while picking up Chucks!

RESTROOMS
There will be three PortoPotties in the Leather City Common for your use.


AWARDS AND AFTER PARTY

There will be awards at the Leather City Common immediately following the race.  Once the awards are over, runners and their guests are invited to head down the street to Brodie’s for an after party.  There will be a cash bar and some free appetizers.  It will be a great way to finish off the race in style :-)

2) Chucks will only be distributed on the morning of the PD5K at the AOH Hall.
3) The “Chuck Check In” table will open at 7:00 am.
4) You must have your bib number before going to the “Chuck Check In” table. If you haven't picked up your bag prior to race day, you must pick it up prior to going to the "Chuck Check In" table.
5) At the “Chuck Check In” table: Tell the volunteer what size Chucks you’d like and you’ll be given a slip of paper with the size printed on it. You can then proceed to the Converse table and exchange your size slip for a pair of Chucks. No exchanges!
6) Once the slips are gone, so are the Chucks! Feel free to trade with a friend but it is first-come, first-served!

Thank you in advance for your patience while picking up Chucks!


The Patrick Downey 5K was voted "Best 5K" in the Best Of Awards from North Shore Road Race Guide!  We are thrilled that you all like the race and hope to see you again in 2014.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!!!!!!  You can register online or you can download a paper form here. 

The Fourth Annual Patrick Downey 5K will take place on Sunday, May 11, 2014. 

If you are unable to run or walk the race but would like to make a donation, you can download a donation form here.

If you'd like to sponsor the race, you can download a form here.

We are in the October 2012 issue of Runner's World magazine (page 106) as a race with "Sweet Swag".



If  you have any questions about the race, please feel free to contact me directly at shannon_downey@yahoo.com


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