Early humans developed the ability to sprint in order to chase down sprightly prey and invented long-distance running to escape from slowly approaching glaciers. Follow in their fossilized footsteps with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $10 for entry to the 5K run/walk for one (a $20 value)
- $18 for entry to the 5K run/walk for two (a $40 value)
- $15 for entry to the 10K run/walk for one (a $30 value)
- $28 for entry to the 10K run/walk for two (a $60 value)
The race begins on Saturday, June 30, at 8 a.m. at the Stockton Park House, with registration online before the event or at 7 a.m. at the race. Participants in the 5K and 10K courses will also receive postrace food, frozen treats, and access to the pool.
Stockton Park District
The Stockton Park District hosts outdoor community events throughout the year, including craft fairs, basketball tournaments, and 5K and 10K run/walks. Brothers Steve, Andy, and Tom Jordan organized the first annual 5K in 2008. They used their skills from hosting a 3-on-3 basketball tournament to plan and advertise the event. The first year, they signed up 91 runners and raised money for a tennis court behind the high school and a paper-airplane factory at the middle school. Since then, the brothers have worked to improve the race and transform it into a community event with entertainment and an increasingly challenging and interesting course.