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Big 5K Road Race

It's almost time for the Big 5K Road Race, Scramble and Kids Fun Run. Here are details for the big day:

Anytime after NOON for race packet pickup at the Transportation Center
6:30 pm for Children's Fun Run
6:45 pm for 5K Road Race and Scramble
Event ends around 8:30pm

Runners should enter Gate 1 to park.

Post-Race Meal $10 plate

Online registration is closed but you can still register. Print out the Same-Day Race Form below. You can also CHECK YOUR BIB NUMBER.



What is the Big 5K Road Race?

The Big 5K Road Race will take place on August 31, 2018. The USAFT-certified course will take runners and walkers on three laps around the fairgrounds. Participants can run solo, with a team or for a cause, and compete against each other for cash prizes and age division medals.

The 5K Scramble incorporates Big E-themed challenges on every lap, with first place finishers receiving cash prizes. Runners complete a fun obstacle on each lap. This year participants will eat a mini Big E Cream Puff, play a game at Storrowton Village, and slide down the Giant Slide.

The family-friendly event will also host a pint-sized Fun Run course, located along the Avenue of States, for children 10 years-old and under. Line up time is 6:30pm and the race is free with the donation of a non-perishable food item.

All proceeds from the Big 5K Road Race will benefit agriculture and education youth activities at the Eastern States Exposition.


Big E Spirit Award & Patio Party

Solo runners dressed in their Big E best will have a chance to win the Big E Spirit Award. The award will be given later that evening at a Storrowton Tavern patio party, with refreshments and games for all.


Details At-A-Glance

Race Route
Map of Big 5K Road Race

New in 2018
RaceWire Big 5K Virtual race. Runners can participate remotely and submit their times for Big E prizes.

Entrance Fees
  • Children's Fun Run - Free with donation of a non-perishable food item
  • Big 5K - $30
  • 5K Scramble - $40
  • Virtual Race - $30
Early Registration
The first 500 registrants will receive a Big E swag bag that includes a single-day admission ticket to Fair and a t-shirt.


Register now for The Big 5K!

The Big 5K Road Race
Aug 31, 2018 | 6:45 PM - 8:00 PM
Run or walk a 5K course through The Big E! Compete for cash prizes and medals in each age division, or dress in your Big E best for a shot at winning the revered Big E Spirit Award!
$30 Registration Fee
The Big 5K Scramble
Aug 31, 2018 | 6:45 PM - 8:30 PM
The athletic side of The Big or walk a 5K course while participating in Big E-themed challenges every lap.
$40 Registration Fee
Kids Fun Run
Aug 31, 2018 | 6:30 PM - 6:45 PM
Dash down the Avenue of States with The Big 5K mascot, Krisp-E, the quick chick! Open to children ages 10 and under. Register in advance.
FREE with a donation of a new or gently used book
Virtual Race
Aug 31, 2018 | 6:45 PM - 8:30 PM
Runners can participate remotely and submit their times for Big E prizes.
$30 Registration Fee
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