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How it Works

Waves of runners start every 30 minutes.  The race is not timed; however, the first wave is our competive wave, and the first 5 male & female finishers will receive special medals.  Only you know your physical capabilities, and it is your responsibility to decide if you are able to complete the course obstacles. Runners can skip any obstacle which they feel is too challenging. 

What’s included?

  • Free Parking
  • 5K The Hard Way T-shirt
  • 5K The Hard Way Finisher Medal
  • New! 2 Free Rounds of Golf at Valley View Golf Course ($40.00 value)
  • Water and fruit at finish line
  • Free after-party with DJ and sponsor activities

What should I bring to the run?

Bring your signed waiver.  And wear appropriate clothes- you are going to be a mess by the time you finish.  Seriously.   Shoes are required, and they will get really muddy.

Participants are welcome to wear any kind of costume. You may bring your own bottled water, however, plenty of water will be provided at the finish line.  Beer, food and beverages will be available for purchase in the party area. You cannot bring alcohol or weapons. All coolers and bags are subject to inspection. 

Also, be sure to print out and complete the waiver. This will definitely make check-in much faster. 

What about the costumes?

Costumes are certainly not required but we will give awards out for Best Male, Best Female and Best Team costumes. If you are running with a team simply make sure you all sign up for the same starting time.

What if it rains?

The race will not be cancelled for rain. If there's lightning, we'll delay until it passes. If there's severe weather that prevents the event from being held at all on Saturday, it'll be moved to Sunday.

Are there refunds?

Unfortunately, we cannot issue refunds for 5k The Hard Way. The logistics of setting up and planning the event make it impossible. Just make sure you are good to go before signing up. However, you can transfer your registration to someone else.

Military Discount

We love our soldiers, so of course we offer a military discount.  The discount is offered during the registration process (please bring your military ID to the event).