Blueberry Horseshoe 5K

Reddick, FL

About this Event

The 2017 Blueberry Horseshoe 5k, at Lambholm South, will be an event to remember! This exciting, well manicured, multi-surface, clearly marked, & scenic course is set on an estate that’s steeped in thoroughbred champion history. You’ll run/walk where riders & their steeds from around the world come to compete. Whether it’s the beauty of the venue, the incredible perks & prizes, or joining to support a cause that’s dear to your heart, this event is a must attend run/walk 5k!

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2017 Blueberry Horseshoe 5k

A Deliciously Sweet Race!
LAMBHOLM SOUTH • MARION COUNTY FLORIDA -
EVENT GATE:  14163 NW 100th Avenue Rd, Reddick, FL 32686
Sunday  •  February 19th, 2016  •  Gates open at 6:30a  •  8:00a Chip Start Time

Find more details about this swag packed 5k by visiting BlueberryHorseshoe.com

Incredible prizes will be awarded to the Top 3 Male & Female "Overall" & "Masters" winners of NAMI Florida’s BlueberryHorseshoe 5k! These highly sought afterspoils make NAMI Florida’s BlueberryHorseshoe 5k a notable destination race for competitive runners acrossFlorida & from nearby states.

HUGE PRIZES!:
Top Male & Female Overall & Masters Winners:
1ST PLACE … Garmin Fenix 3 HR & $250 Visa Gift Card - $900+ Retail Value
  
Presented By: Garmin & Gateway Bank of Ocala

2nd PLACE … Cannondale Bike - $650 Retail Value
  
Presented by: Santos Bike Shop

3rd PLACE … iPad air 2 - $350 Retail Value
  
Presented By: Best Buy of Lady Lake


BIG HAMMOCK RACE SERIES:
We’re proud to announce that NAMI Florida’s Blueberry Horseshoe 5k (BH5k) is the 6th race in the Big Hammock Race Series, an 11-month Marion County, Florida Run/Walk Fitness Challenge! The BH5k is designated as the 1st of 2 races in the Lucky Charm Challenge, bringing series participants 1-step closer to earning the Lucky Charm Challenge Medal. Plus, the Blueberry Horseshoe is the final “Super Race” in the series, which awards huge points for completing our race! Big Hammock Race Series participants that have completed all 3 prior Super Races, will be also awarded their Super Medal after they complete the Blueberry Horseshoe 5k!


BLUEBERRIES
5k Participants & Volunteers will get delicious blueberries & strawberries at the post race expo AND a gift certificate, that can redeemed during the special "Blueberry Horseshoe 5k U-Pick Days" at Blueberry Hill Farm, for 1lb. of FREE U-Pick Blueberries during the May 2017 growing season!



BLUE DOG BEER CRAWL
Presented by Michelob Ultra & BluePaw Blueberry Wheat Ale!
If you're 21-years or older, you're invited to participate in the Blue Dog Beer Crawl presented by Michelob Ultra & BluePaw beer! To join us, please show your photo ID at the gate to receive your required "ID Checked" Bracelet. This special wristband is your pass to enjoy a Michelob Ultra Beer at Mile 1, a BluePaw Wild Blueberry Ale at Mile 2, and your choice at the post-race Runner's Village Expo! We even have a special “Blue Dog Crawl” corral just for the folks who are taking it easy on race day.


BASKET OF BLUE
Win A Huge Prize When You Make a NAMI FL Donation!
Bring a few extra dollars to make a donation to NAMI Florida & you could win the GIANT Basket of Blue! Winners will take home a fabulous gift basket that's chock full of all things blue including an iPad Air 2, blueberry treats, awesome fitness gear, pet goodies, items for the home, & more all blue goodness! Also up for grabs, an unlimited U-Pick Family Day at Blueberry Hill Farm! Donate with your heart & don't miss out!


SOMETHING BLUE COSTUME CONTEST:
Everyone is invited to compete in the “Something Blue” costume contest! Use your imagination and dress as your favorite something or someone BLUE! Prizes will be awarded for the “Most Blue” & “Most Creative”. To participate in the contest, come to the "Winner's Circle" on race day at 7:35a!


TEAM COMPETITION:
An award will be given to both the “Largest Team” & the “Most Spirited Team”.
Join or call your favorite run/walk buddies & create your team today!


POST RACE CELEBRATION:
All 5k participants & their guests will enjoy the breathtaking views & nature’s bounty on this gorgeous farm, training center, & birthplace to equestrian champions! Celebrate your race victory by strolling through the post race Runner’s Village Expo. Be sure to bring your blanket so that you can relax & enjoy a yummy post race picnic with breakfast delights from food trucks, the chance towin prizes, great music, face painting for the kids, & more!


WANT TO HELP, BUT CAN’T RUN/WALK OR VOLUNTEER?:

Donate to NAMI Florida by visiting our 5k event fundraising site… YouCaring.com!


ALL 5K PARTICIPANTS RECEIVE:
Entry into the event where friends & family alike can enjoy listening to music, browsing the Runner’s Expo, kid’s face painting, a picnic breakfast/lunch, & more right after the race!

•  A super soft, short sleeve, relaxed fit shirt.
   Crew-neck in a men’s cut (XS-2XL) & V-neck in a ladies cut (XS-2XL)
   Signup by 1/19/17 to guarantee your size. See BlueberryHorseshoe.com
   for size/fit charts. The 1st 600 signups are guaranteed a shirt.

•  Custom Arm Sleeves, in unisex sizes (S-XL)
   Signup by 12/19/16 to guarantee your size. See BlueberryHorseshoe.com
   for size/fit charts. The 1st 600 signups are guaranteed a set of arm sleeves.

•  Gorgeous Medals for the top 3-Male & 3-Female in each Age Division
•  Head of the pack, "Blue Champion" Medals for the 1st 550 to cross the finish line.  
•  An earthy “Single Strap Laundry Bag” style race bag stuffed with gifts & info from
   our Sponsors? (1st 600 to pick-up are guaranteed a bag)
Gift certificate for FREE 1 lb. of U-Pick Blueberries during the May 2017
  growing season at Blueberry Hill Farm. "Blueberry Horseshoe 5k U-Pick Days"
  to be announced by Blueberry Hill Farm
website & Facebook page as the season nears.
•  Entry into the race venue
•  Post race water bottle & nutrition including blueberries & strawberries!
•  A Celebratory Drink: Mile 1, Mile 2, Post Race Runner’s Expo
   (ID Checked Wristband is Required)
•  Post Race Results Texted to their cell phone (optional)
•  Race Kiosk to print race results LIVE
•  Live Jaguar Snapshot Photos
•  Photos from the Race Course
•  Your name announced just before you cross the finish line
•  Ability to share your results & photos on Social Media
•  Finisher Certificates
•  Entrance into the Runner’s Village Race Expo
•  Post Race fun for you & your friends & family Cheer Squad
•  Chance to win raffle prizes
•  Super Race Double Points for Big Hammock Race Series Participants
•  Completion of the 1st & of 2 races required to receive the
   Lucky Charm Challenge Medal
•  Completion of the 4th & final Super Race required to receive the
   Big Hammock Race Series Super Medal
•  Support NAMI Florida & help to raise awareness of Mental Illness #StigmaFree
•  Chances To Win INCREDIBLE Door Prizes


AWARDS & PRIZES:
Male & Female Age Divisions
This 5k run/walk event will be broken down into the following brackets.
The Top 3 Males & Females in every bracket will receive a gorgeous medal.
“Overall” & "Master’s” Divisions will all receive incredible prizes. No double dipping…
If you win the “Overall” or “Masters Division”, you can not also win your “Age Division”.
•   8 & under
•   9-12
•   13-15
•   16-19
•    20-24
•   25-29
•   30-34
•   35-39
•   40-44
•   45-49
•   50-54
•   55-59
•   60-64
•   65-69
•   70-74
•   75+
•   Overall
•   Masters (40+)


VOLUNTEERS:
As a Volunteer for the Blueberry Horseshoe 5k, you’ll enjoy being a part of a large fundraiser for NAMI Florida. We need volunteers to prepare for the race before & on the day of the race. All volunteers must be pre-approved & will be assigned tasks. All volunteers will be contacted at least 2-weeks prior to the event & given their assignment(s). All Volunteers must register for the event online.

When registering, if you represent a Publix Store, please select your store #. If you are not with Publix, please only select "Place me where I am needed" -OR- any "Open" volunteer station.

We also need Volunteer Captains who will leads volunteer groups. Captains must also be available on 1/27/17 at 9:00a - 11:00a to receive training at the race location & instructions about the tasks their team will need to perform. This extra effort will ensure a smooth & fun event for everyone.

Volunteers Opportunities:
Learn more about the many opportunities to volunteer at the Blueberry Horseshoe 5k! We would love your help on Tue. 2/14/17 - Sun. 2/19/17. Pick the day(s) that are best for you!

Volunteers Perks:
•  2017 Blueberry Horseshoe 5k comfortable long sleeve crew neck shirt,
    men’s cut (S-3XL) or ladies cut (XS-3XL). Signup by 1/19/17 to guarantee
    your size. The 1st 100 signups are guaranteed a shirt. See BlueberryHorseshoe.com
•  An earthy “Single Strap Laundry Bag” style race bag stuffed with gifts
    & info from our Sponsors (1st 100 are guaranteed a bag)
•  Entry into the race venue
•  Post race water bottle & breakfast wrap/skewer
•  Entrance into the Runner’s Village Race Expo
•  Post Race fun with your friends
•  Support NAMI Florida & help to raise awareness of Mental Illness #StigmaFree


REGISTRATION PRICING & DATES:
Online Registration:
Wednesday: June 1st, 2016 @ 9:00a — Wednesday: February 15th, 2017 @ 12:00n
•  By 11/25/17 for $25.00
•  By 1/20/17 for $30.00
•  By 2/15/17 @ 12:00n for $35.00
•  Up To Race Day for $40.00

DAY #1 – Early Packet Pickup:
Friday: February 17th, 2017
Time: 8:30a – 6:00p
LOCATION: United Way of Marion County
1401 NE 2nd St  •  Ocala, FL 34470
Phone:  352-732-9696
Click here for a Google Map & Directions

DAY #2 – Early Packet Pickup:
Saturday: February 18th, 2017
Time: 9:00a – 4:00p
LOCATION: United Way of Marion County
1401 NE 2nd St  •  Ocala, FL 34470
Phone:  352-732-9696
Click here for a Google Map & Directions

DAY #3 – Day of Packet Pickup & Registration:
Sunday, February 19th, 2017
Time: 6:30a – 7:45a
LOCATION: Please Use Special Side Event Gate, Not Main Gate
Lambholm South • Marion County, FL
EVENT GATE: 14163 NW 100th Avenue Rd Reddick, FL 32686
Click here for a Google Map & Directions To The Event Gate




RACE DAY TIMELINE:
Find the most current Day of Race Timeline information by visiting our website.

•  Volunteer Captains: 5:30a (Report to the “Volunteer Check-In” post)
•  Volunteers Packet Pickup & Check-In: 5:45a – 6:00a
   (Report to Your Volunteer Captain at Volunteer Check-in)
   NOTE: This is the ONLY location that volunteers may pickup their packet
•  Gates open to 5k Participants & Cheer Squad: 6:30a
•  Food Trucks Open To Serve Coffee & Breakfast: 6:30a
•  Day Of Race Registration & Packet Pickup: 6:30a – 7:45p (Sharp)
•  “Something Blue” Costume Contest: 7:35a – 7:45a
•  Race Chip Start Time: 8:00a
•  Runner’s Expo Opens: 8:00a
•  Big Hammock Race Series Super Medals Awarded: 8:35a - until we are done!
•  Awards Ceremony Begins: 9:30a
•  Race Route Closes: 9:30a


CODE FOR RACE & ELEVATION MAP:  
The Blueberry Horseshoe 5k is a multi-surface 5k (3.1 mile) race route. Runners & walkers alike will enjoy this clearly marked, well manicured, & incredibly picturesque race route that traverses asphalt, limestone trails, hard packed sand, & closely trimmed grass.
View The Race Route & Course Elevation now!


FINAL RACE INSTRUCTIONS:
Download & Blueberry Horseshoe 5k Final Instructions sheet to help make your race
View The Race Instructions now!

When & Where

Feb 19, 2017

Sunday

8:00 AM

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Reddick, FL

LAMBHOLM SOUTH

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