The Spirit of Benny 10K/5K Fun Run and Walk is a family friendly fundraiser supporting non-profit organizations who help seriously ill children and their families in El Dorado County, CA. Proceeds will now go to New Morning Youth & Family Services, whose mission is to provide quality professional social services to enhance the lives of Western Slope El Dorado County youth and their families. During the pandemic, the need for mental health services for our youth has grown significantly and can be life-threatening. The Spirit of Benny decided to redirect proceeds of the race specifically to counseling services for high risk youth. We hope you will join us in supporting this invaluable local community resource, while enjoying our quaint and lively historic Downtown Placerville.
Race Completion Information
This year The 12th Annual Spirit of Benny 10K/5K Fun Run and Walk will be LIVE AND we will offer a virtual option for our friends who live out of town. The Live option will be back at the El Dorado Trail in Downtown Placerville between Clay and Main Streets on Saturday March 18th, 2023 @ 9am. We are excited to have The Dinner Station Food Truck selling yummy breakfast items for all live participants to purchase, Caffe Santoro will be graciously donating their "coffee with personality" a la self serve, and our friends at CRRM will be bringing their friendly smiles with top notch technology to time the race once again. All top 3 male and female finishers will receive an engraved finisher's medal for the live event only. For the virtual option, you are your own race director and can create your very own course and use GPS of your choosing (Garmin, Strava, NRC, Runkeeper, etc...). We will give you from March 18th-20th 2023 to complete a 5K or 10K at your own leisure and then post your results(emails with full posting details will be sent in March). Once your results are posted you will be able to print out your official Finisher's Certificate.
Guaranteed Tech Tee in your size and last day to get your team name on the back of the tee, deadline is Friday February 17th, 2023 @ midnight.
Recommended Virtual registration deadline to receive swag bags by March 18th is March 8th 2023 @ midnight. (Please note that if you wish to be guaranteed a tee in your size, you must register by February 17th.)
Online registration deadline for the live event is Wednesday March 15th @ midnight.
Packet pick-up on Friday March 17th from 3pm-6pm @ Gold Country Run+Sport in El Dorado Hills Town Center(same day packet pick-up will begin on Race Day @ 8am.)
Same day race registration will be @ 8am on Saturday March 18th, 2023.
Included with your registration:
- A short sleeve tech tee in Women's or Men's cut
- A canvas tote bag provided by Capital Cat Cafe and The Spirit of Benny
- Optional upgrade to a Charcoal Heather Grey Tri Blend unisex long sleeve hoody for only $10
**Please note this option does not include a short sleeve tee.
- Finisher's Globe Medal *****1st 150 registrants ONLY*****
- RACE BIB with timing chip will only be included for LIVE participants**
Packet Pick-up (Only for LIVE participants)
- Friday March 17th, 2023 @ Gold Country Run+Sport in El Dorado Hills Town Center from 3pm-6pm
- Race Day March 18th, 2023 @ 8am for same day packet pick-up.
Packet Shipping (Only for Virtual Participants)
Race Swag will be shipped for FREE in time to wear by March 18th, 2023 if registered by March 8th, 2023.
We encourage you to create teams of a MINIMUM of 10 participants, for all your friends and family to join in on the fun with you, socially distant of course! The first person to register will create a team name and then all who follow will select that team name when registering. As long as you reach the minimum of 10 participants by Friday February 17th, 2023 you will each get your team name printed on the back of your tee.
This virtual race option does not include a t-shirt, finisher's medal or canvas bag
$20.00Jan 9 - Mar 15
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