Red Poppy 5k 2017 Race Instructions

UNIVERSAL_SETUPRed Poppy 5K Georgetown High School Annex, 2211 Austin Ave, Georgetown, Texas Saturday, April 29, 2017 9am

Welcome and thank you for supporting the Red Poppy 5K that will start at 9am at Georgetown High School Annex (actually on the back side of the Annex). The majority of proceeds will be given to Williamson County Children’s Advocacy Center. The center provides a safe place to disclose child abuse, reduce the emotional trauma for children and their non-offending family members, and extend professional services that protect the integrity of an investigation. To learn more visit A portion of the proceeds will go to the Lighting of the Square activities in downtown Georgetown during the holidays.

Important Note: If you are running the 5k AND riding the Red Poppy Bike Ride then you must register for both AND you need to start a distance under 50 miles no later than 10am. With this in mind then you probably need to be able to finish the 5k in 40 minutes and can quickly transition to your bike. This offer was given by the organizers of the Red Poppy Bike Ride. We think this is fantastic and appreciate your cooperation in complying.

Registration & Packet Pick-up – must be picked up by 5k start, packets won’t be held after the race

Friday, April 28, Pinot’s Palette Georgetown, 212 W. 7th Street, Suite 110, Georgetown, TX from 11am-6pm;

Saturday, April 29 at the race start, Georgetown High School Annex (look for the Texas flag canopy tent on the south side), 2211 North Austin Avenue, Georgetown, TX from 7:30am-8:45am

Shirt Guarantee Policy – sizes & shirt guaranteed if registered by April 16

Guaranteed shirt for entries received by 4/16.  Those that registered after 4/16 while supplies last.  This allows for more money to the charities and not into leftover shirts.  If you didn’t get a shirt, check back after you finish the Red Poppy 5k, any shirts not claimed will be given to those that didn’t receive a shirt.  We will not be holding shirts after race day pick-up.  Thank you for your understanding.

Race Day Parking – 2 locations for Red Poppy 5k & Red Poppy Bike Ride

The Red Poppy 5k participants will park at Georgetown High School (newer looking building with the band semi-trailer in the parking lot). The Red Poppy Bike Ride parking is at the Georgetown High School Annex.  Stadium Drive will close between Austin Ave and Inner Loop at 7:30am.

Race Bib & Timing

Race bibs are donated by Road ID and should be worn on the front of every participant.  It is crucial for timing and therefore, distributing awards.

Red Poppy 5k Course

The Red Poppy 5k Course Map is primarily on the Georgetown High School grounds but will include an out and back on Stadium Drive. There will be a water stop that you will pass twice.

Finish Line

Make sure you bib is visible on the FRONT of your shirt. Also, please don’t cross the finish line more than once.  Follow the arrows on the right side of the road to the finish.

Awards – Shortly after the final 5k finisher

Presented to overall male and female finishers, overall masters male and female finishers, and the top three male and female finishers in the following age groups, 10 & under, 11-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and older.


Posted at & on 4/29.

Kids’ Fun Run – following the final finisher at approximately 10:15am – Race Day Registration only

There will be a Kids’ Fun Run that will be held after the final finisher. We are planning on going up to the track to have them run.  The fun run is free but we suggest a $5 donation.  All kid finishers will receive a ribbon.


We would like to thank AdvoCare, Camp Gladiator, and Pinot’s Palette of Georgetown.

Other 2017 Georgetown Running Club Races

Vern’s No Frills 5k, every 3rd Saturday at 8am, Berry Springs Park & Preserve

Another Dam Mile, Lake Georgetown Dam, May 11, 2017 at 6:30pm

River Relays (2 person 5k relay), San Gabriel Park, July 23, 2017 at 10am

Georgetown Turkey Trot 5k, downtown Georgetown, November 23, 2017 at 8am

Race to Build 5k & 10k Trail Race, Williamson County Southwest Regional Park, March 4, 2018 at 8:30am

Thank you again for your support of this event.

Good luck,

Bill Schroeder

Race Director, Red Poppy 5k

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