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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 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.
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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.
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Details At-A-Glance

Important Times
6:30 pm for Children's Fun Run
6:45 pm for 5K Road Race and Scramble
Event ends around 8:30pm

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.

How to Register
Interested runners and walkers can register for all Big 5K Road Race events on RaceWire.
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Register now for The Big 5K!

The Big 5K Road Race
Aug 31, 2018 | 6:45 PM - 8:00 PM $30 Registration Fee
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!
The Big 5K Scramble
Aug 31, 2018 | 6:45 PM - 8:30 PM $40 Registration Fee
The athletic side of The Big E...run or walk a 5K course while participating in Big E-themed challenges every lap.
Kids Fun Run
Aug 31, 2018 | 6:30 PM - 6:45 PM FREE with a donation of a new or gently used book
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.
Virtual Race
Aug 31, 2018 | 6:45 PM - 8:30 PM $30 Registration Fee
Runners can participate remotely and submit their times for Big E prizes.
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