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Bulldog Classic 5k and 1-mile Color Run Frequently Asked Questions
Where do I go to check-in or register? Registration will be at Townsend Hall (just off College Street). If you have not already registered, go ahead and complete this form to make things quicker for you tomorrow.
Where is Townsend Hall? No other events will be happening on campus at this time, so you can park in any lot and follow the sound of music to our Registration desk!
Where will the race begin? Both races will begin near the main entrance and Durham Hall. Don't worry, we will announce the race prior to their beginnings and direct you to the starting line. You can see the entire course map for the Bulldog Classic 5k and 1-mile Color Run.
How many people will be at the race tommorrow? We don't know! When registration closed last night, we already had triple the pre-registrations (for both races) that we had last year! Anyone can walk-in on race day, so it is hard to predict. Right now, we are approaching 50 people for each race.
Who will be working this race? Tennessee Wesleyan College Exercise and Sports Sciences students have organized and hosted this race for the past 15 years. The interesting part is that very few of them do it more than once, so each year a new group of students host the race. It is a great learning experience for everyone and we appreciate you understanding that though we want this race to be done the right way, we are not yet professionals. This year, we also have some 4H students working with us as well! All workers will have florescent yellow shirts. You will know us when you see us!
What do I need for the color run? A fun attitude! We reccomend wearing goggles or sunglasses since the powder flies in the wind and may be unpredictable. We hope to give everyone a white logo t-shirt to wear in the run, but if you haven't pre-registered, it may be a good idea to wear a white shirt in case t-shirt supplies run out. Also, don't wear other clothes that you love. They will be colorful after the race.
Will the 5k be professionally timed? No, since this is a student-led fundraiser, we use the best free/accessible timing methods we can find. This year, we will be using an app, ripping off bib numbers, and recording runnders as they finish. We recommend that you also keep your own time, though we will post our "official" times.
Why are there so many hills in your course? Because as much as we try, we cannot get away from the hills in Athens. This year, our course contains a large section around City Park Elementary, which is a popular spot for daily runs or walks. We hope that this is a less hilly route.
We hope this helps you plan your race morning a little better. This is our first color run and we really are not sure how many people to expect, but we will work furiously tonight to ensure that pre-registered runners have a smooth check-in process and that any walk-ins are registered quickly. Thanks for your support of our event!
TWC Bulldog Classic Staff