We are excited to host the 2021 Spud Run 5K, 10K, 15K Challenge and Fun Run. As members of the Hastings community, we are proud to raise awareness about our area’s contributions to agriculture throughout the state of Florida and beyond. We encourage everyone to come out and join us for a beautiful run through the Hastings countryside, followed by live entertainment for the whole family!!
Farm Bureau Insurance
Funds raised from this event will directly benefit opportunities and programs for agricultural education, such as 4-H, Future Farmers of America, and Farm City Week. Proceeds from the race will benefit the Putnam – St. Johns County Farm Bureau. This organization is formed with the purpose of solving problems concerning agriculturalists and the agricultural industry. We believe farming is necessary to the viability and sustainability of promoting our counties, state and nation. Hence, we operate to insure and better promote the profitability of our farmers.
Masks, PPE, and Social Distancing before, during, and after the race is encouraged.
RACE DAY SCHEDULE
6:00 AM – Registration/Packet Pick up begins
7:00 AM – 10K Start
8:30 AM – 5K Start
9:30 AM – Fun Run Start
5K Preregistered = $25
5K Race Day Registration = $30
10K Preregistered = $30
10K Race Day Registration = $35
15K Challenge Preregistered = $35
15K Challenge Race Day Registration = $40
Fun Run Only = $10 (Includes Finisher's Medal)
Spud Run Virtual Race = $40 For those that would like to participate from anywhere, you can submit your race time and receive your Finisher's Medal and T-shirt via mail to the address you provide in RunSignup. Items will be mailed when they become available.
In the event of inclement weather, emergency or a natural disaster, RaceSmith reserves the right to cancel the race or start at a later time. In the event of cancellation for any reason, there will be no refunds.
The 15K Challenge will combine a participant's times from the separate 10K and 5K races. The top male and the female will receive awards. Challenge participants will be eligible for the 10K and 5K awards. Challenge participants must be able to complete the 10K under 1 hour and 30 minutes, in order to start the 5K at 8:30 AM.
The 15K Challenge is not a 15K race. The 15K Challenge is simply an event that combines the results of the separately run 10K and 5K races. Because of the timing of the starts of the 10K and 5K races (7:00 AM and 8:30 AM respectively), in order to compete in the 15K Challenge, a participant must be able to finish the 10K in less than 1 hour and 30 minutes. If a 15K Challenge registrant finishes the 10K in under 1 hour and 30 minutes, they will then wait until the start of the 5K at 8:30 AM to begin that race. If a 15K Challenge registrant finishes the 10K in over 1 hour and 30 minutes, the 5K will have already begun, and they will not be able to complete the challenge. They will be scored in the 10K. In addition to being scored in the 15K Challenge results, a 15K Challenge finisher will also be separately scored in the 10K and 5K results. A 15K Challenge finisher will be eligible for awards in all three events.
Spud Run will be given to everyone who registers by 4/12/2021. T-Shirts will be given to participants who have not pre-registered on a first come, first serve basis.
REGISTRATION/PACKET PICK UP
Registrations will be accepted the morning of the race.
Race Day Registration and race packet pick up will begin at 6:00 AM the day of the race. This will be a Chip timed Race. Runners can pick up their time chip when they check in and get their race day packets.
Pre-race day packet pick up is available on Friday, April 30th from 3:00-5:30pm at the Hastings, FL.
Pre-registration is encouraged.
The overall male and female winners of the 15K Challenge will receive an award and a crate of mixed produce.
Overall male and female winners of both the 10K and 5K will receive awards.
1st, 2nd, & 3rd place prizes will be awarded to both male and female runners in the following age groups, in both the 10K and 5K: 10 & under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & up.
RACE TIMING AND SCORING
The race will be professionally scored and timed at the start and finish by RaceSmith, Inc. The race will be timed using disposable, electronic tags attached to the bib number. Please wear your bib number to the front, pinned at all four corners, visible, and unaltered. Results will be posted at the race and then online immediately following the race at www.RaceSmith.com