The 2013 Al Goldstein Summer Speed Series, sponsored by JackRabbit

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2013-05-15 12.00.08

We’re gearing up for another great Al Goldstein Summer Speed Series, presented by JackRabbit!

These 5K races are every other Wednesday starting May 22 (June 5, 19; July 3, 17, 31; August 14, 28).

You don’t have to be fast, but these races will help you find out how fast you can be. You don’t have to run to have fun.

Registration starts at 6:30 pm at the Oriental Pavilion. (This is near where the ice-skating rink used to be.) Sign up closes at 7 pm and the race starts after the Parks Department closes the roadway to cars. We usually walk from the Oriental Pavilion to the Starting Line as a group.  So the race might actually start closer to 7:15.

Interactive Park Map - Google Chrome 4212012 51316 AM.bmpEntry fee is $5, cash only. PPTC members who are in Coach Tony’s speed training group race for free.

Advance Registration  is no longer available  for the entire race series for only $25. If you pay for the entire series you will receive a bib with a timing chip that will work all summer.  (You can pay for them one at a time, but that is a hassle for everyone.)  If you don’t bring your bib, you will just have to pay the regular $5 price for the race. Bibs are not transferable.

This event has been going on since before people had digital watches, but we have a big digital clock now. This year we will be using the MyLaps BibTag system. Timing mats will only be at the finish line, so don’t be late. We will give out awards following the each race at the Oriental Pavilion.

The B/Q and Franklin Ave Shuttle is really close.  Get off at Prospect Park and walk into the Park at Lincoln Road.  There is no parking anywhere near where you want to park.

We race rain or shine.  Thunder and Lightning not so much.  The decision to cancel will be made from the park at the start of the race.  We don’t cancel the race because of a forecast.

We have a place to stash your bag.

Questions? Want to volunteer? Email
Tell your friends, but tell them not to tell their friends. We don’t want this to get too big.
Results for the May 22, 2013 race can be found here (166 finishers!)
Results for the June 5, 2013 race can be found here (287 finishers!)
Results for the June 19, 2013 race can be found here (258 finishers!)
Results for the July 3, 2013 race can be found here (192 finishers in about of foot of rain!)
Results for the July 17, 2013 race can be found here (216 finishers!)
Results for the July 31, 2013 race can be found here (299 finishers!)
Results for the August 14, 2013 race can be found here  (257 finishers!)
Results for the August 28, 2013 race can be found here (242 finishers!)

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