100th Vern’s No Frills 5k – August 19th

100th Vern's No Frills 5k Logo

Let’s celebrate the 100th running of Vern’s No Frills 5k on Saturday, Aug 19th at Berry Springs Park & Preserve, 1801 CR 152, Georgetown, TX 78626. Unlike the other 99 races, there will be plenty of FRILLS!! Come out and share in the festivities. Run, walk or spectate & cheer the participants. Watch the Elite runners race starting at 7:30am. Visit the vendor booths. Wear test a pair of shoes. Visit Vern’s memorial tree. Enjoy Berry Springs Park & Preserve!

History: The No Frills 5k was started in Apr 2009 and was renamed in tribute to Vern Cantwell, a dear friend who had a fatal heart attack while cycling with friends. He was the race’s first starter and a runner’s best cheerleader. Vern’s No Frills 5K is held every third Saturday of the month at 8am. The event is free to students K-12 and Georgetown Running Club members and $1 for adults. The race was started to encourage adults and, especially children, to get out and participate in a fun, casual, and professionally organized race. Over 15,500 runners and walkers have finished a Vern’s No Frills 5K event. Even only charging a very nominal amount the race has raised over $15,000 that goes directly back to Berry Springs Park & Preserve. The money has been used for a log splitter, wildflower seeds, stocking the fish ponds, stone half mile trail markers, certification of the trail, barn maintenance, and updating the interpretive signs.

Elite Race @ 7:30am – Only for women with a 5k time under 17:45 and men with a 5k time under 15:30. $50 cash to the fastest male and female to break the existing course records of 15:20 for the men and 17:40 for the women.

Citizens Race @ 8am – For everyone else, strollers, dogs on leashes, sorry no bikes on the course.

Registration fee – $15 includes a 100th commemorative tech shirt

Online registration closes on Sunday, Aug 6th. Everyone who registers online will receive a shirt. There will still be race day registration, but there will be a VERY limited number of commemorative shirts. You can still register on race day and pay $1 for adults and free to students & Georgetown Running Club members (you just won’t get a commemorative shirt).

Awards – none, just like other Vern’s No Frills 5k races

Door prizes – Must be present to win

At 9:15 we will begin announcing the door prize winners using your bib number. There are over $1,000 in prizes. Again, you must be present to win.

Parking – Please carpool & arrive early Remember the Elite race starts at 7:30am.  You won’t want to miss it.  Parking is limited so carpool and follow the directions of the volunteer parking team members.

Packet Pick-up – must be picked up by 5k start

Friday, Aug 18, Pinot’s Palette Georgetown, 212 W. 7th Street, Suite 110, Georgetown, TX from 11am-6pm;

Saturday, Aug 19 at the race start, Berry Springs Park & Preserve, 1801 C.R. 152, Georgetown, TX 78626

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