THANK YOU FOR SIGNING UP FOR THE BREEZE THRU THE TREES EVENT! On behalf of our whole family and the Red Wiggler Community Farm team, THANK YOU! We are so thrilled that you will be joining us and we are working hard to make sure that this event will be beautiful and fun, rain or shine!
Here is some pre-race information that we would like to pass along.
ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES TOMORROW (Friday) @ 9:45am! If you have any friends who have not signed up yet, please have them do so tonight. We are also asking that people officially sign up for the fun run. Even though the fun run is free, participants who are registered will receive a t-shirt and race number.
EARLY PACKET PICK UP will be held at The Hornet's Nest in Damascus on Saturday from 1-5pm. Please swing by and grab your race number, t-shirt, etc. This will mean no line waiting on Sunday. Paper registrations will also be available at this time. If you are unable to come to the early packet pick-up, you will be able to grab your packet or register on race day at Ruppert Landscape.
WE ARE PLANNING FOR RAIN and will not let it dampen our spirits! Please bring rain jackets and perhaps a change of shoes and/or shirt so that you are comfortable hanging out in our party tent post-race. You're welcome to leave dry clothes stashed underneath the fruit and water table inside the tent (at your own risk). In case of severe weather, please check the website www.breezethruthetrees.com for updates.
THE RACE AREA WILL OPEN ON SUNDAY MORNING AT 7:30AM
Ruppert Landscape Headquarters
23601 Laytonsville Rd
Laytonsville, MD 20882
If you are able to carpool, we would be grateful if you would do so. Please look for parking attendants.
THE 5K RUN will start at 8:30
HE FUN RUN will start at 9:30
PLEASE MAKE SURE TO HAVE A PLAN FOR YOUR CHILDREN. If you plan on running the 5k and have signed your kids up for the fun run, please make sure that someone will be with them while you are running.
We will have hot dogs and hamburgers, drinks, beer, music and kids activities after the race until around 11:30. Please come prepared to hang out! We encourage you to bring fold out chairs!
Please understand that this is a farm and that the course is 100% off road. The nursery crew has been working around the clock to get the farm in top shape, but it will still be much different than running on a road. PLEASE make sure to watch for uneven terrain. Supportive shoes, sunscreen and bug spray are encouraged! Because the course will be on grass, strollers will be tricky. If you have a great off road stroller and lots of practice pushing it on grass, you are welcome to bring it
We are happy to have Bullseye Running as our official race timers. We will be using the chip timing system. Hand-blown glass mugs from our amazing neighbors at The Art of Fire, will be awarded to the top 3 men and women finishers.
If you have any other questions or concerns, please check our website and feel free to send me an email.
THANK YOU again for your support and we are thrilled to see you on Sunday!
Sophie Ruppert Felts
JUNE 3, 2018
Join us for a morning of community, beauty, fitness & fun for the whole family!
GORGEOUS COURSE and then the fun begins...
FREE FOOD TRUCK + BEER + MUSIC + FAMILY ACTIVITIES
Registration for the 5k is $35. The Fun Run/ Walk is free.
Proceeds benefit Red Wiggler Community Farm
with a portion going to Peace of Hearts.
NEW THIS YEAR... VIRTUAL 5K! If you can't be here in person, register for the virtual 5k and run at home while supporting Red Wiggler + Peace of Hearts.
The 5k cross country course will be flat and fast. The course will wind through rows of perfectly spaced trees, a solar field and around lush green fields at Ruppert Nurseries & Ruppert Landscape headquarters. WALKERS ARE WELCOME and will start in the second wave.
Our Fun Run which will be approximately a half mile will loop around a block of trees and is perfect for kids or those needing a shorter route.
Hang out in our party tent with music spun by Damascus' very own KSEF Entertainment. Enjoy a complimentary cold beer brewed right here in Laytonsville at Waredaca Brewing Co. (participants over 21 years old) and other local refreshments.
All participants will receive a race shirt featuring our beautiful logo designed by Harper Maven Co.
The event will be photographed by Sarah Beth Tapanes at Photos by Sarah Beth and images will be available on our website after the race.
Race will be officially timed by Bullseye Running and awards will be given to the top three men and women finishers with results posted online.
TIMELINE OF EVENTS
Saturday, June 2nd 1pm-5pm- PACKET PICK UP AT HORNET'S NEST GRILLE, 9876 MAIN ST, DAMASCUS, MD 20872.
Sunday, June 3rd- RACE DAY!!
7:15 am- Packet pick up & race day registration opens
8:30- 5k race starts!
9:00ish Walkers start
9:30- Fun Run starts
10ish Awards Ceremony
Music & Refreshments until 11:30!