Start date: 08/12/2023
Welcome to the 2nd Annual Huntertown Heritage Days 5K, part of the Huntertown Heritage Days Festival! The Huntertown Heritage Days Festival was established in 1999 and will take place this year from Friday, August 11th to Sunday, August 13th. This race helps support the Huntertown Heritage Days Festival and all the events the community has come to know and love.
Race day is Saturday, August 12th, and the race will begin promptly at 8:00AM. The event will be held rain or shine. The start and finish line will be in front of Huntertown Elementary School. Registration is online only and will close August 11th. There will be no race day registration. All participants that are registered before July 30th will receive a t-shirt. Registration will stay open on Friday, August 11th until packet pick-up closes at 6:00PM.
Packet pick-up will be at Huntertown Elementary School at the following times:
- Friday, August 11th (4:00PM-6:00PM)
- Saturday, August 12th (6:45AM-7:45AM)
Please note, there will be no day of race registration available.
Parking will be available at Huntertown Elementary School. Please see below map for more information.
Race Day Schedule
- 6:45AM Packet Pick-Up Begins
- 7:45AM Packet Pick-Up Ends
- 8:00AM Start of Race
- 9:00AM Course Closes
- 9:00AM Awards Ceremony
The course will be a flat and fast loop around Huntertown. The course will start and finish in front of Huntertown Elementary. Runners and walkers will proceed north on Lima Road for approximately a mile. At that point, you will turn left onto Shoaff Road. Runners and walkers will continue on Shoaff Road for a little more than a half-mile before turning left onto Malcolm Road. Malcolm Road will turn into Hunter Road around the two and a quarter-mile mark. Runners and walkers will then follow Hunter Road until the three mile mark when you will turn right back onto Lima Road. At that point, you will see the finish line approximately 200 meters away. Scroll to the bottom of the page for an official MapMyRun course map.
Results will be posted on the website as soon as they are available. Timing will be done by Dave DeVoe from eRunner Timing & Results.
There will be an award for the first overall male and female finisher, and there will be medals awarded to the top three in each age group. The age group divisions will be as follows for both male and female:
- 14 & Under
- 70 & Older
Course Record Bonus
New this year, we will be offering a $100.00 bonus to any male or female that breaks the current course record. Though this race was started only last year, the course records should still be a challenge.
- Male: Liam Row - 16:14.9 (2022)
- Female: Jody Brown - 20:40.3 (2022)
Water and snacks will be provided after the race. Make sure to drink lots of water before and after the event! Afterwards, stay for the Huntertown Heritage Days Festival. Check out the Facebook page for a full schedule of events.
History of Huntertown
Huntertown was originally called "The Opening", after being settled in a natural clearing in the forest, in about 1837. Huntertown is located on the old Lima Plank Road connecting Lima (now Howe) and Fort Wayne. The Perry Centre Seminary was founded in Huntertown in 1856, only to close five years later when the entire faculty and adult students enlisted in the Union Army. The town was platted in 1869. That means that this year marks Huntertown's 154th year in existence!
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