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.