Serious runners, casual competitors and avid walkers should mark their calendars for the WCA’s 13th annual Black Fly Blitz 5K.
The race starts at 9 a.m. on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29 at the Town Green in Wilmot at the intersection of Kearsarge Valley and Village roads in Wilmot Flat.
Participants can pre-register on-line or by mail or register on the day of the race. All pre-registrations must be received by noon on Friday, May 26. Avoid the rush and register by May 1 to receive a free Black Fly Blitz T-shirt.
The Black Fly Blitz is the WCA’s largest fundraiser. Entry fees as follows:
Free: 8 years and younger
$15: 9-17 years
$20: adults 18 and older.
Fees go up on race day – add $5.
Funds raised by the Black Fly Blitz benefit the WCA and Kearsarge Regional High School track and cross-country teams.
Check-in and day-of-race registration opens at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, May 29 under the tent on the Town Green.
The scenic 5K (3.1-mile) course is a clockwise loop that starts on Village Road and continues on Shindagan Road, to Cross Hill Road, to Campground Road and then to Village Road. It is a relatively flat course over slightly undulating terrain. Water will be available at the mid-point of the race. Runners will receive free beverages and snacks after the race.
Awards will be presented at 10:15 a.m. at the Wilmot Bandstand, on the Town Green next to the Wilmot Town Office building at 9 Kearsarge Valley Road.
The Cloud Duo will play classic rock and country music before and after the run. Activities for children will include temporary tattoos and games.