Run, Play or Clap Your Way to Supporting the 2017 Midsummer Night’s Run

 

August 12th marks a special day in the community, as Hometown Bank’s 3rd Midsummer Night’s Run kicks off with a race and celebration honoring and benefiting local education.

Known as an event that gathers the entire community, The Midsummer Night’s Run’s proceeds go entirely to The Oneonta Foundation for Educational Resources (OFFER) and The Blount County Education Foundation, reminding participants and supporters that this race is #forthekids.

So how can you get involved in this year’s Midsummer Night’s Run?

 
Be a Supportive Spectator

Interested in attending the race, but not so sure you want to run? We totally get it! You’re still encouraged to join and take advantage of the festivities.

Anyone can attend the event for a $10 entry fee. And that ticket gets you into the event along with access to see the live band, try the food, play in the Fun Zone and watch fireworks after the sun goes down!

Tickets are on sale NOW through August 11th! You can grab yours here, and select the option “Event Entry ONLY.”

 

Join the Kids’ Fun Run

The Midsummer Night’s Run race wouldn’t be possible or in existence without its mission #forthekids. And so, we’ve created an easy-breezy way to let them in on the fun, too!

The Kids Fun Run gives children of all ages the chance to participate in a one-mile footrace of their own, which will start at 7pm on August 12th! The Fun Run race fee is $25, and includes a Runner’s shirt, Finishing Medal and access to the live band, food, Fun Zone and fireworks!

This registration is open from NOW until August 10th, and you can grab your tickets here! Just select the option “Kids Fun Run & Event.”

Run the 5K

Our final way to be involved in this year’s run? You guessed it… be a RUNNER!

Over 200 competitors raced last year, with over 1,500 people showing up to support the entire event.

Start time for this year’s run will be 6pm on August 12th, and the race will end by 9pm. Race registration is $50, and gives participants a Runner’s shirt, timed chip and access to the live band, food, Fun Zone and fireworks!

Race registration is open from NOW until August 10th, and you can sign up here! Just select the option “5K and Event Entry.”

**In case you forget to register until last minute**

We know that won’t be the case 😉 but just in case, on-site registration will be available at the Oneonta Packet Pick-up location ALL DAY August 11th.  And you can also register the day of the race on August 12th, starting at 4:30 at the race site.

We can’t wait to see the community come together in just a week and a half for this year’s Midsummer Night’s Run!

Stay tuned for more info on the event, mission and how we collaborate and celebrate!