Inaugural Crossroads 5K
Saturday, August 11th, 2018 0730
Vandalia Recreation Center
1111 Stonequarry Road, Dayton, OH 45414
On-site registration will be available at packet pick-up on race morning beginning at 6:00 a.m.
Join us for the inaugural Crossroads 5K on August 11th at the Vandalia Recreation Center. Enjoy a fast, family friendly, fun 5K and a 1 Mile Kid’s Fun Run.
6:00 a.m. – Registration and Packet Pickup Opens
7:00 a.m. – Kid’s Run presented by Dayton Children’s Hospital
7:30 a.m. – 5K Run presented by New Balance Dayton
8:30 a.m. – Award Ceremony
Saturday – August 11 (6:00 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.) @ the Vandalia Recreation Center
1111 Stonequarry Road, Dayton, OH 45414
Our races are directed by the Miami Valley’s only RRCA Certified Race Director. We strive to produce professional events and act ethically and transparently as is required of all RRCA Certified Race Directors.
Top 3 Overall and Top 3 Masters runners for the entire series (includes the Historic Germantown 5K and Gem City Classic 5K) based on net time are eligible for the following awards:
1st Male/Female – $250 to New Balance Dayton, large handmade in the USA wooden award
2nd Male/Female – $150 to New Balance Dayton, large handmade in the USA wooden award
3rd Male/Female – $100 to New Balance Dayton, large handmade in the USA wooden award
1st Masters Male/Female – $100 to New Balance Dayton, large handmade in the USA wooden award
2nd Masters Male/Female – $50 to New Balance Dayton, large handmade in the USA wooden award
3rd Masters Male/Female – $25 to New Balance Dayton, large handmade in the USA wooden award
The Crossroads 5K is comprised of a 5K and one mile kid’s run. All events will take place on Saturday 11 August 2018.
Kids Race – 7:00 a.m.
5K Run – 7:30 a.m.
Children can be registered online or at packet pickup on race day.
While there is no firm age maximum, we generally encourage children over the age of 12 to participate in the 5K.
The series is comprised of three 5Ks including the Historic Germantown 5K, the Crossroads 5K on August 11th in Vandalia, and the Gem City Classic 5K on October 13th in downtown Dayton. Runners who complete all three races in the series will earn a fourth finisher medal that connects to the first three medals to create one giant finisher medal!
Yes! The top 3 male/female runners for the entire series as well as top 3 male/female masters runners for the series are eligible for fantastic awards. The top 3 in each of those categories will be determined by lowest cumulative race time for all three races. Series awards are as follows:
1st OAM/F – $250 to New Balance Dayton, 1 pair of New Balance running shoes, large handmade in the USA wooden award.
2nd OAM/F – $150 to New Balance Dayton, large handmade in the USA wooden award.
3rd OAM/F – $100 to New Balance Dayton, large handmade in the USA wooden award.
1st Masters M/F – $100 to New Balance Dayton, handmade in the USA wooden award.
2nd Masters M/F – $50 to New Balance Dayton, handmade in the USA wooden award.
3rd Masters M/F – $25 to New Balance Dayton, handmade in the USA wooden award.
All events are walker-friendly. With a 7:30 a.m. start, the 5K course has a maximum course time of 1 hour or until 9:00 a.m. Any runner/walker that fails to maintain the minimum pace will be asked to move onto the sidewalks to facilitate opening the roads on time. The Finish Line will officially close at 9:00 a.m.
iPods or other music devices are allowed but we ask that you stay safe and aware by keeping volumes at a low level in case of emergency. Rule 144.3 of USA Track and Field enables race directors to choose to allow the use of headphones by runners in non-championship races. At this time we have chosen to allow runners to be able to compete with headphones in.
Vandalia Recreation Center – 1111 Stonequarry Rd, Dayton, OH 45414
Packet Pickup is located under the large gazebos at the softball fields at the Vandalia Recreation Center in Vandalia, Ohio. Packet Pickup will be on race day from 6:00 AM to 7:30 a.m. EST
Since there will only be race day packet pickup, all participants must pick up their own packet.
Absolutely! One can register at Packet Pickup from 6:00 a.m. to 7:20 a.m. on Saturday the 11th of August at the softball fields located at the Vandalia Recreation Center in Vandalia, Ohio.
No. We do not allow the transfer of registrations.
While there are no refunds, we do allow deferrals in cases of injury or emergency. Simply email [email protected] prior to the event taking place notifying us of your intent to defer. When registration opens for the following year, you will need to email us again with a copy of the original email as proof.
The Crossroads 5K has partnered with Speedy Feet, the leading event timer in southwest Ohio to provide chip timing. Runners will have a disposable timing chip on the backside of their bib and will not have to do anything in order to get 100% accurate results!
While we have no age minimums, we encourage parents of young children to run alongside them during the event to create a safe and memorable family experience for all. Additionally, all those under the age of 18 must have a parental waiver signed.
Baby joggers and strollers are permitted but we ask that you start at the back of the field. Roller blades, skateboards, bicycles or any other wheeled devices are not allowed. Further, USATF does not allow dogs on the course.
Yes! If the shirt you doesn’t fit the way you like, you can exchange on the spot at Packet Pickup!
No there will not. We encourage participants to securely store your gear in a locked vehicle during the event.
On average, at 8 AM in mid-August one should expect humid conditions and a temperature in the high 60s to low 70s. However these are merely averages and weather can change any given day. We will update participants on what to expect in the 48 hour window before the race.
This USATF certified 5K is a fast one. The race begins inside the sports complex before heading out onto the roads, all the miles are pancake flat and make a large loop such that runners finish heading the way they started. If you come to the start line in top form, you can definitely beat your personal bests on this course!
Yes it is. USATF Course Certification #OH18017MW
Yes! As the course passes Helke Park at 1.8 miles there will be a water station. Make sure to thank the volunteers for spending their Saturday morning helping with the event!
Yes! Dayton Children’s Hospital will be onsite with trained staff to deal with any medical issues that arise during the event!
Um, of course!
All runners will receive a beautiful finisher medal with a custom ribbon designed by Ashworth Awards. We aren’t leaving out the children either, every kid who finishes the kids runs will receive a finisher medal too!
Runners who place top 3 overall, top 3 in the masters division, or top 3 in any age group will receive a handmade in the USA wooden award designed and made by our friends at Elevation Culture, trust us, it’s worth it to run fast to get one of these!
The award ceremony will take place right after the conclusion of the kid’s run, approximately 9:00 a.m.
The Advanced Running Project stands firmly behind all participants who train with integrity and in order to support the overwhelming majority of runners and walkers who participate in our sport fairly, we have a very strict policy in regards to all dopers, cheaters, liars, etc. If we find that a registered participant has been found guilty of doping, has been caught cheating, or has been caught lying about their age or home of record in an attempt to win an award within the past 10 years, they will be permanently banned from all future races and their names removed from our results. Further, we will contact all race directors and running clubs both local and in neighboring states as well as local, regional, and national governing bodies of the sport making them aware of such violations.
We take these issues very seriously and will address them on a case by case basis as we are made aware of any rule breaking at our events.
The race has partnered with Families of Addicts, a local charity working to empower those with addictions and giving support to their friends and family. The Advanced Running Project will be presenting FOA with a portion of the race proceeds at the award ceremony for the Gem City Classic on October 13th.
We absolutely do! When you register using the same account as you did for your ORRRC membership, you will receive 15% off your race entry. This discount does not apply to virtual entries or kid’s runs.
We certainly do! Runners 18 and under always get $10 off what ever the current registration price is. No discount codes required, simply enter the birth date of the runner and our registration partner will add in the discount.
You bet! Groups of 4-6 get $3.50 off per registration and groups of 7 or more get $5 off per registration. No discount codes required, our registration partner handles the pricing automatically when you register a group of 4 or more.