Some of us will win prizes for running fast, but there are so many other ways to win! Here’s what we’ve got planned so far:
Largest School Team ($500 grant x 3)
Any school or school booster club (band boosters, PTA, etc.) in the Oviedo area, both public and private, that is registered as a non-profit is eligible to win this award. NEW THIS YEAR –> There will be a winner in each of three divisions, Elementary, Middle, and High School! One of The Oviedo Preservation Project’s main goals is to enhance education efforts here in our local schools. To make sure this event is accessible to our youngest learners, we have free kids’ runs up to 1 mile (including a free T-shirt and breakfast), and older kids just pay their ages through high school. Even if your school doesn’t have the biggest team, you still win by showing up!
Contact Megan Sladek for the official rules and for Team Captain materials!
Largest Community Team (Catered Lunch)
Businesses and community groups are eligible for this award. Lunch is planned for Wednesday, November 2. We can tinker some with the timing, but the Miller’s Oviedo Alehouse and Panera have us scheduled us for that date. Contact Megan Sladek for more details and if you need Team Captain materials!
Neighborhood SPIRIT Award
The neighborhood/HOA with the most runners wins pride, honor, glory, bragging rights, and a hand-crafted, made-in-Oviedo, chicken-themed piece of yard art. (You can do this in addition to being on a more official team….it’ll be a loosey goosey calculation here – we may just ask for cheering if you live in a certain area. If you’d like your neighborhood “in” on the calculations, please let us know! And if you’d like your neighborhood to have a shot at a Panera lunch and winning the actual official largest team, then be sure to register that way through the race sign-up sheet :)
Custom-crafted chicken medals (NEW custom design made here in Oviedo by local artist Erin Drew) will go to the Overall Top 3 Males, Overall Top 3 Females, Overall Masters Male and Female. 3 deep male and female in the following age groups; 10 and under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35- 39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 and Over.
Running is so much more fun in costume! We hope you’ll dress up as something clever, since scary/creepy costumes are not eligible to win prizes.
- Co-Ed History Division (think of this as the Grand Prize :) – this year’s featured decade: 1950-1959!!
- Group Costume (be sure to stick together during judging)
- Pet (no pets allowed in the eating areas, but the entire route is in public streets, so pets are welcome there and on the fringes of the hub)
- Kids – all kids win! (Judges will pass out some sort of cool winner’s token to any kid in a costume)