Laramie Blizzard 5K/10K Run Walk
9:00 AM on Sunday, October 21, 2012 at The Laramie Blizzard Soccer PitchSign Up Online
First Annual Laramie Blizzard Blast is a fun running and walking event organized by the Laramie Blizzard Soccer Association to support youth soccer in the Laramie Area. The events will include a 5K run (3.1 miles), a 5K walk and a 10K run (6.2 miles). Costumes are strongly encouraged. Local runners, soccer youth, coaches and parents, students, and community members are encouraged to participate. Participants receive a short-sleeve technical wicking shirt and post-race party. There will also be awards and door prizes for participants.
In the inaugural year, the majority of proceeds from the Laramie Blizzard Blast will support a former Blizzard and current Laramie High School player battling cancer. In future years, proceeds will be used for youth soccer scholarships.
The Laramie Blizzard Soccer Club strives to develop youth soccer players through positive reinforcement. We are delighted to develop our youth players into becoming not only top athletes, but also role models to the community. Honesty, integrity, and fair play are the foundation of our teaching.
The race will be held on Sunday, October 21, starting at 9:00 AM, at the Laramie Blizzard Indoor Soccer Field, the Pitch
. Race Day Registration opens at 8:00 am. The Pitch is located at 725 Skyline Road.
- Early Registration (received by October 11) is $20 for adults and $12 for youth (18 and under)
- Race day and late (after October 11th) registration is an additional $5 for all categories
- A Blizzard hibernation optionwhich allows participants the option of receiving a race shirt and exercising post-hibernationis available for a $20 donation
- Additional donations (with 100% of money going directly to the Lepper Family) are also welcome!
- Participants are also encouraged to collect additional pledge donations. Additional donations may be turned in to Laramie Blizzard after the race by November 5th. Click to download a Blizzard Blast Sponsor Form
Packet Pick Up:
Runners and walkers may pick up their race shirts and race packets on the Friday before the race or on race day. Pre Race Packet pick up will be Friday Oct 19th from 4 PM to 6:30 PM at the Personal Training Studio, 209 1st Street in downtown Laramie. Runners and walkers will also be able to preregister.
The 5K and 10K courses both start and end at the soccer pitch. The 10K
is slightly hilly and meanders through local neighborhoods, open prairie and several of Laramies parks before returning to the pitch. The 5K
is a shortened, mostly flat version of the 10K. Both courses are mostly on paved roads but have several sections on dirt (non-paved) roads. The event is sanctioned by USA Track and Field.
Post Race Party:
Coffee, treats and music by the local group Mumbletypeg will take place at The Soccer Pitch following the race. Costumes are encouraged for all races and the post-race party.
Awards and Prizes:
There will be overall awards, age group awards for first place AND.... a special award for the Best Costume, the Blizzard Team with the most participants, and the Blizzard Coach with the fastest 5K and 10K time!!!!! Door Prizes will also be available for all participants due to the generosity of local merchants and supporters.
- Overall female and male
- Overall masters male and female (40 plus)
- Men and Women, top, in the following age groups:
- 11 and under
- 70 and older
This event is sanctioned by USA Track and Field.
Weather in the Laramie area in October is variable. The average low in October is 32° F and the average high is 57° F. Race day may turn out to be a beautiful fall morning or include snowfall-- such the name THE BLIZZARD BLAST. Please check the weather and dress in layers. Race will occur snow or shine. Please dont let the weather deter you!