29 Apr Toad Suck Daze Run set Saturday
Registrations are still being accepted for the 32nd annual Toad Suck Daze 5K/10K Run on Saturday, May 2, at John McConnell Stadium at Conway High School.
Over the years, the race has raised more than $350,000 for local charities.
Proceeds from this year’s race will benefit a variety of local non-profits – HAVEN (Help for Abuse Victims in Emergency Need), the Boys and Girls Club, Children’s Advocacy Alliance, the Conway Interfaith Clinic, CAPCA (Community Action Program for Central Arkansas), Junior Auxiliary of Conway, Braves Field and Conway High School (for track replacement).
The event includes a 10K Run (the Arkansas 2015 RRCA 10K State Championship Race), 5K Run, 5K Fun Walk (10K walkers are prohibited/not allowed) and Tadpole Trot races. The school with the largest percentage of participants (based on enrollment) in the Tadpole Trot will be presented with a traveling trophy and $200 for its physical education department.
Online registration ends at noon Friday, May 1.
Entry fee for the 10K and 5K events is $25, which includes a technical shirt for those who pre-register. Day of race registration is $30.
Online and mail registrants can pick up a racing packet, number and timing chip from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 30, at The Sporty Runner in Conway; from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 1, at Buzz Bolding Arena at Conway High School; or the morning of the race at the field house at John McConnell Stadium.
Chip timing technology will be used in the run. Participants must wear a race chip to get an official time. Participants registering after 7:30 a.m. on race day will not receive a timing chip and will not be timed.
The Tadpole Trot starts on the Conway High School track about 9:30 a.m. (after the 5K and 10K events) and includes races for children ages 4-12. Kids ages 4 through 8 will run 1/2 lap, kids ages 9-10 will run 1 lap, and ages 11-12 will run two laps (one-half mile). The first, second and third place finishers in each Tadpole Trot receive trophies and all other entrants receive a ribbon.
The Tadpole Trot costs $5 without a T-shirt or $10 with a cotton T-shirt. Any additional shirts can be purchased on the day of the race after 8 a.m. at the field house.
Free refreshments will be provided for all entrants.
The Conway Kiwanis Club is the main organizer of the event, which is supported by the Conway Running Club and Conway Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Major sponsors are AR Care, TLC Pediatrics, Academy Sports, Arkansas Eye Care Group, Conway Corporation, Kohl’s, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Nabholz Client Services, Regions, Smith Ford and The Sporty Runner.
501 LIFE and radio station Y107 are also sponsors.
For more information or to register, visit toadsuckrun.com.