Every child dreams of entering the Candy Land game and treating themselves to sugary treats along the sweet-laden path.Well, maybe we still dream of sweets. Sweet lovers and sugar dreamers will not want to miss the most exciting series of 2019…the SWEET 3 Race Series.
This series will include the Thin Mint Sprint 5k, Ice Cream Run 5k and the Cupcake Run 5k and will offer runners a chance to receive an amazing medal for completing all three, cash prizes for the overall winners and age group awards for the 3-race series.
All three races are on certified courses and measured for accuracy.
The details of the Sweet 3 are listed below. These races are a must-do for fun, family entertainment. And all three are for deserving charities right here in Northeast Florida – The Girl Scouts Gateway Council, The Clarke School for Hearing & Speech, and Girls on the Run of Northeast Florida. You can be sure you are participating in worthwhile races when supporting these three established charities.
To recap...the $15 registration fee gets you into the series but NOT the individual races. You must sign up for those events separately on the links just below.
February 23rd, Thin Mint Sprint 5k - Thin Mint Sprint 5k
March 30th, Ice Cream Run 5k - Ice Cream Run 5k
April 6th, Cupcake Run 5k - Cupcake Run 5k
Eligibility & Rules
For Points, Prize Money & Awards!
- Must be registered for all 3 events
- Must be a Florida resident
- Age Group Determination is the age at which you are at the Thin Mint Sprint 5k, February 23rd.
- Accumulate the most Sweet 3 Series points by the final Series race, the Cupcake Run 5k on April 6th.
- Age group 9 and under must run on their own and not be pushed in a stroller/wheeled cart
Female and Male age groups
9 and under; 10-14; 15-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70- 74; 75-79; 80-84; 85+
Awards and scoring
Over $2000 in cash and prizes will be awarded to the Sweet 3 Race Series Champions! Following a Grand Prix format, the Sweet 3 Race Series uses a point system based on results from each race. Runners who score in the top overall or top age group positions receive points at each of the events.
Note: Race Series awards are not duplicated. An individual can win in the overall category or age group but not both.
Top 5 overall male and female
Top 3 in each age groups
1st Female/Male Overall - $350
2nd Female/Male Overall - $275
3rd Female/Male Overall - $200
4th Female/Male Overall - $150
5th Female/Male Overall - $75
1st Female/Male Age Group Winner - Plaque
2nd Female/Male Age Group Winner - Plaque
3rd Female/Male Age Group Winner - Plaque
Overall series points
Age group series points
In the event of a tie, the fastest 5k time over the 3 races will determine the tie-breaker.