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Big 5K Road Race

What is the Big 5K Road Race?

The Big 5K Road Race will take place on August 30, 2019. 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

Run at Home
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
The Big 5K Road Race
Aug 30, 2019 | 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
The Big 5K Scramble
Aug 30, 2019 | 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
Kids Fun Run
Aug 30, 2019 | 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 canned good
Virtual Race
Virtual Race
Aug 30, 2019 | 6:45 PM - 8:30 PM
Runners can participate remotely and submit their times for Big E prizes.
$30 Registration Fee
Post Race Buffet Dinner
Post Race Buffet Dinner
Bring friends and family to the Storrowton Tavern patio party to refuel after the race with good food and drink. Race and Big E Spirit Awards will be presented during this after event.
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