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S'boro Pacer/CRI Rabbit, Nathan Kile guides the 2005 Hoofin' for Habitat runners along the course; photo courtesy of Ed Sutcliff

l-r: Hoofin' 2005 Winners: Kathy Wiegand, Overall Female Winner; Cory Roberson, Overall Male Winner; Helen Welle-Graf, Master's Female Winner; Thomas Buckoff, Master's Male Winner; photo courtesy CRI

Hoofin' 2005 Results & Pics

Hoofin' 2005 Thanks Everyone! (PDF)

Thanks Hoofin' 2005 Sponsors (PDF)


Mark Saturday, October 15, 2005 on your calendar to come join us for the seventh annual Hoofin' for Habitat 5K Fun Run/Walk and 1/4 mile Kiddie Run! Brought to you by Georgia Southern's Campus Recreation & Intramurals (CRI), the Statesboro Pacers' Running & Walking Club, and numerous community volunteers and sponsors, this exciting event invites ALL ability groups and ALL ages to participate! The "103.7 Boomer-mobile" will be there providing live coverage and entertainment! And a new 27" Color TV and DVD, generously donated by our Statesboro Wal-Mart Distribution Center, will be raffled off after the 5K (you must be present to win). You not only help promote fitness in the community by participating in this event, you also increase your chances of winning a variety of exciting prizes and help support Habitat for Humanity of Bulloch County!

   

When
Saturday, October 15, 2005
8:30 a.m. for 1/4 Mile Kiddie Run
9:00 a.m. for 5K
(Walkers please start behind runners)
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Where/Directions
All events begin and end at the Recreation Activity Center (RAC) on the Georgia Southern University campus in Statesboro, GA. The RAC is located on Akins Blvd, accessible via the southern entrance to campus off Veteran's Memorial Parkway (i.e., U.S. Hwy 301 BYPASS located between State Hwy 67 and U.S. Hwy 25/301). Directions below. There is plenty of free parking, and showers will be available afterwards to race participants!
 
Directions from I-75 South/I-16 East/Hwy 301 North (Atlanta/Macon):
Take I-16 East to exit 116 (Statesboro & Georgia Southern University exit). Turn left onto Hwy 301 and proceed North for approximately 10 miles. Take a right at the Hwy 301 BYPASS (Veteran's Memorial Parkway) and proceed to Akins Blvd (i.e., the Southern entrance to campus). Turn left at Akins Blvd and follow the signs to the Hoofin' for Habitat start/finish at the RAC.
 
Directions from I-95/I-16 West/State Hwy 67 North (Savannah):
Take I-16 West to exit 127 (Statesboro & Georgia Southern University exit). Turn right onto State Hwy 67 and proceed North approximately 9-10 miles. Turn left at the Hwy 301 BYPASS (Veteran's Memorial Parkway) and proceed to Akins Blvd (i.e., the Southern entrance to campus). Turn right at Akins Blvd and follow the signs to the Hoofin' for Habitat start/finish at the RAC.
 
Directions from U.S. Hwy 25/80 (Augusta):
As you approach Statesboro on Hwy 25/80 South, turn right at the Hwy 25/301 BYPASS (Veteran's Memorial Parkway) and continue to Akins Blvd (before reaching Akins Blvd, you'll cross Pulaski Hwy, Country Club Rd., Cypress Lake Rd., U.S. Hwy 301, and Old Register Rd.). Turn left at Akins Blvd and follow the signs to the Hoofin' for Habitat start/finish at the RAC.
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Course Description & Map
This fast 5K course runs through Georgia Southern University's scenic campus and has only mild changes in elevation. Click here to download the 2005 Hoofin' for Habitat 5K Course Map (PDF 790K). To view the application, download the free Adobe Acrobat Viewer available at www.adobe.com
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Entry Fee
$15.00 Early registration postmarked by October 10; $10.00 for students with ID; $20.00 Registration October 11-15. $2.00 discount for Statesboro Pacers. Children FREE for 1/4 mile Kiddie Run, but you must register to participate. $5.00 if Kiddie t-shirt desired.
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Registration/Race Application
Online Registration: Until October 13th at Active.com
Mail-In Registration: Download a printable Hoofin' for Habitat Race Application (PDF 210K). [PDF may take a few moments to download (i.e., page may look blank momentarily, please hang in there)]. To view the application, download the free Adobe Acrobat Viewer available at www.adobe.com
Registration forms (race applications) also available at the following locations:
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Packet Pickup/Race Day Registration
At the Recreation Activity Center (RAC) on the Georgia Southern University Campus on October 14, Friday, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and October 15, Saturday, 7:00 to 8:15 a.m. Avoid the long lines and register early!!
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Awards & Divisions
Ribbons to all 1/4 Mile Kiddie participants! 5K awards given to the top female & male overall, top female & male masters (40 and over), and top 3 female & male finishers in the following age categories: 10 & under, 11-14, 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 & over.
 
Participants will also earn points for their age group in the "2005 Run & See Georgia Grand Prix Series."
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Race Results
Click here for 2004 race results.
Click here for 2003 race results.
Click here for 2002 race results.
Click here
for 2001 race results.
Click here
for 2000 race results.
Click here for 1999 race results.
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Post Race Events & Raffle
Refreshments, music by 103.7 the Boomer, and food will be provided at the RAC's outdoor pavilion, adjacent to the RAC parking lot. Awards and door prizes will be announced at this time. Additionally, a new 27" color TV and DVD, generously donated by our Statesboro Wal-Mart Distribution Center, will be raffled then. For door prizes and raffle, you must be present to win. Raffle tickets are $2.00 each and can be purchased in advance with registration form or on the day of the event. Free parking and showers will be available at the RAC post race!
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T-Shirts
T-shirts guaranteed to first 300 pre-registered 5K participants and available to 5K race day entrants, while supplies last. Kiddie Run is FREE, but does not include a t-shirt. However, Kiddie t-shirts may be purchased for $5.00 while supplies last. Many thanks to S'boro Pacer, Deborah Harvey for designing this year's Hoofin' T-shirt!!


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Promotional Coverage
A tremendous amount of marketing goes into promoting this race encouraging everyone in the S.E. to join us in this great cause that promotes fitness in our community and helps Habitat for Humanity of Bulloch County! Thanks to our GOLD sponsors the Elleventh Hour and 103.7 the Boomer who give Hoofin' lots of exposure as part of their sponsorship. Check out their articles/radio copy:
 
Elleventh Hour: 9/21/05 issue - 5K Running Tips & Hoofin' Entry Form & 10/5/05 issue - Hoofin' promo & Hoofin' Entry Form
103.7 the Boomer: Radio copy airs three weeks prior to event.
 
We also purchase ad space in several venues, in which all our GOLD sponsors receive exposure:
 
Northland Cable: ad airs the month before the race and a "community thank you" airs the month after the race.
Statesboro Herald: entry form prints Sunday, (10/9/05) before the race.
GeorgeAnne Newspaper: entry form prints Thursday, (10/6/05), nine days before the race (same entry form ad used in the S'boro Herald).
Georgia Runner Magazine: entry form prints in September & October issues (same entry form ad used in the Elleventh Hour)
 
Additionally, all the area race directors, running clubs, and THE running store are notified and kindly include our entry forms in their race packets, distribute to their running clubs and friends, and/or include us on their websites to help us reach our direct market. An extra special thanks to:
 
8/20/05, Brooklet, GA, 5K Peanut Run, Toby Davis, race director
9/5/05, Macon, GA, Macon Labor Day Race 10K/5K, Gary Jenkins, Pres. of Georgia Runner Magazine & Pacer, Kathy Wiegand
9/9/05, Savannah, GA, United Way of the Coastal Empire Walk the Walk 5K, Suzanne Ansley, race coordinator
9/10/05, Sylvania, GA, Briar Creek 10K, Nancy Edenfield, race director
9/10/05, Savannah,GA, Toys for Tots 5K, SSgt Covington, race director
9/24/05, Hilton Head, SC, On the Half Shell Half Marathon & 5K, Pacer friend Susan Parrish
10/1/05, Savannah, GA, YMCA Heart of Savannah 5K, Laurie Langston, Mktg. Director
Many of the Run & See GA Grand Prix Series Races, Gary Jenkins, Pres. of Georgia Runner Magazine
Millen Milers and More Running Club
Savannah Striders Running Club
Robins Pacers Running Club
Fleet Feet Sports of Savannah (GOLD Sponsor) THE running store of the area who give us FABULOUS gift awards for our Overall M & F and Masters M & F winners, & numerous gift certificates and technical socks to give away as door prizes on race day!
 
The remainder of our Hoofin' sponsors not only help us in some of the many ways mentioned below, but are additional wonderful spokespeople who further help us promote our event!
 
Maraco Press (GOLD Sponsor) who prints ALL our entry forms and posters that go to all these folks!
Manack Signature Properties - www.ToddManack.com (GOLD Sponsor) whose cash sponsorship helps pay for these ads!
Varsity Inc.com (GOLD Sponsor) who discounts our t-shirt prices and includes all our GOLD & SILVER sponsors on t-shirt!
Chick-Fil-A, Coke/Powerade, and Subway (GOLD Sponsors) who all feed us on race day!
Wal-Mart Distribution Center of Statesboro (GOLD Sponsor) who donates the 27" Color TV & DVD for us to raffle and raise extra money for Habitat!
East Georgia Regional Medical Center & Georgia Southern Alumni (SILVER Sponsors) whose cash sponsorship & marketing efforts further help us promote this event!
Thanks to ALL our sponsors, Habitat for Humanity of Bulloch County, the Statesboro Pacers and friends, CRI staff, and the cazillion other wonderful folks who all help us spread the word about this great event! And to our participants, kudos and a huge thank you!! This community event would not be possible without everyone's support!
 
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Thanks to our Sponsors and Volunteers!
This event would not be possible without the generous outpouring of support by numerous volunteers and sponsors. Please help support these wonderfully, socially conscious organizations!
 
GOLD sponsors: 103.7 The Boomer Radio Station, Chick-Fil-A, Coca-Cola, The Elleventh Hour, Fleet Feet Sports in Savannah, Manack Signature Properties (www.ToddManack.com), Maraco Press, Varsity Inc.com, Statesboro's Wal-Mart Distribution Center, and Subway Eat Fresh. 
 
SILVER sponsors: East Georgia Regional Medical Center, Georgia Southern University Alumni Relations,
 
BRONZE sponsor: Fastenal, Industrial & Construction Supplies
 
Additional "Friends of Hoofin' for Habitat":
Numerous community volunteers!!
Applebee's Restaurant of Statesboro
Carmike Cinemas
Georgia Southern's Habitat for Humanity Chapter
Georgia Southern's Sports Mgmt Major's Club
Georgia Southern's University Store
Girl Scout Troup 341
Hacker's Golf Park
Millen Milers & More Running Club
Ruby Tuesday's Restaurant of Statesboro
Savannah Strider's Track Club
Screven Co. Chamber of Commerce
Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks & Recreation Dept.
YMCA of Savannah
 
Running Affiliates: www.Active.com, RoadID.com, Run & See Georgia Grand Prix Series, Runner's World
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Want to be a Sponsor?
For the seventh year in a row, Georgia Southern's Campus Recreation & Intramurals (CRI) and the Statesboro Pacers' Running & Walking Club are happy to co-organize and co-host the Hoofin' for Habitat 5K Fun Run/Walk and 1/4 mile Kiddie Run, Saturday, October 15, 2005. This event helps raise money and heighten awareness for Habitat for Humanity of Bulloch County while also promoting fitness in our community. Last year over 220 participants of all ages from the local and surrounding region crossed our finish line to help this worthy cause. This year we hope to double those numbers!! Will you join us in helping Habitat for Humanity of Bulloch County by being a sponsor, or by recruiting a sponsor, and/or by making a donation with your registration form (race application)?
 
Statesboro Pacers, we challenge EACH of you to recruit at least ONE sponsor for our 7th Annual Hoofin' for Habitat 5K event! Door prize sponsors are also welcome and we'll acknowledge ALL our sponsors at our awards ceremony!
 
For complete details on the various sponsorship levels available for cash or in-kind goods/services, please download all three of the following forms: Sponsor Opportunities (PDF 67K); Exposure Sponsor Receives (PDF 27K); Sponsorship Contract (PDF 11K). To ensure GOLD and SILVER sponsor logos are included in all our marketing materials (as applicable), sponsor contracts and company logos (as applicable) must be received by June 17, 2005. BRONZE sponsor contracts must be received by June 30, 2005. After these dates, new sponsorships will still be gratefully accepted, but the marketing deadlines for sponsors to receive their maximum exposure will have passed. Also, see samples of some of our 'promotional coverage' above.
Additionally, we can send you a complete sponsorship packet, which also includes samples of how sponsor logos/names are displayed in race applications, race posters, etc. and answer any questions you may have. For more details, contact Statesboro Pacer, Debbie Gleason at debgleason@statesboropacers.com or 912-852-9431.
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Want to be a Volunteer?
It's lots of fun to help out with this event and we completely rely on our volunteers to help make this a success! We always need lots of volunteers on race day to help cheer  & guide the runners and walkers along the course, help at registration & packet pickup, or help at the finish line. If you are interested, please contact Debbie Gleason at debgleason@statesboropacers.com or Michele Martin at cri-pt@georgiasouthern.edu.

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Questions?
Need more information? Contact Michele Martin at the Georgia Southern CRI Office via 912-681-5436 or cri-pt@georgiasouthern.edu. Or contact Statesboro Pacer, Debbie Gleason at debgleason@statesboropacers.com or 912-852-9431.
 
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Proceeds will be donated to Habitat for Humanity of Bulloch County
 
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October 27, 2005