Five & Dime 5K/10K Road Race
PRC's Five & Dime Road Race
**NEW** FINISHER MEDAL PICKUP: Sunday September 26 10am-12pm - Paradise Park Bandstand (arena area)
Finisher medals are available to all registered runners, regardless of your in-person participation. If you were unable to attend the event for any reason, we encourage you to run or walk the distance(s) registered and celebrate with the custom Five and Dime medals.
Where possible, we strongly encourage runners to pick up the medal on Sunday, but per previous communications, we will accommodate local delivery and mail-outs as required
About the 2021 Five and Dime
This year, the Five and Dime will be offered as two separate events, on the same day. You can register for one event, or take on the Five/Dime Challenge and complete both events, back to back!
The Five and Dime is a chip-timed event, as part of the NLAA Road Running Series. This event is open to runners of all abilities, bearing in mind some of our time limits to accommodate road closures and logistics.
Five - 5k Race start - 8am with a 45 minute time limit
Dime - 10k race start - 9am with a 90 minute time limit
Total registrations: 5K - 150 participants, 10k - 100 participants. For the Dual Challenge, registrations are limited to these total capacities (see FAQ below)
Bib Pickup - race day, starting at 6:45am, at the Peter Barry Duff parking lot.
Five or Dime - $30
Five/Dime Challenge (dual event) - 25% off of the single events at $45!
*$5 NLAA one day race fee if not an NLAA member + minimal registration processing fee (the fine print)
How to register for the Five/Dime Challenge - BOTH events on the same day!
To register for both events and save 25% of the costs of individual entries, be sure to select the second event on the first page of Trackie registration page.
Select +Add Event per the images below, and then use the drop down to select the 10k event as well. You can then proceed to step 2 and complete the registration.
Select the +Add Event Option
Choose the second event (10k)
And then Proceed to Step 2
AWARDS...and giveaways! Over $600 in prizes to be won!
Every participant will receive a custom finisher medal for each distance
$50 cash for male and female winners of each race
Gift cards for age group winners of each race, along with placement medals in each category.
$50 cash prize for the fastest combined time of the Five/Dime Challenge
$50 prize draw for all registrants of the Five/Dime Challenge
Many more prize draws from our sponsors!
Age Group awards and prize draws for BOTH events will start at 10:30am, in the Peter Barry Duff park. For prize draws, you need to be present to collect. Age Group winners will be contacted for pickup.
2021 Finisher Medals
Custom-designed, with a Canadian nickel (5km) and dime (10km)
5 km Route - The Five
10 km Route - The Dime
FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
What are the COVID-19 protocols for this live event?
As directed by the latest government regulations and in accordance with Sport NL, the NLAA and Athletics Canada, capacities are limited and every opportunity to facilitate physical distancing at the start of the race will be done. This means a spaced start with starting and finishing mats to detect accurate race timings and placements.
What if things change, and in-person events are cancelled?
The event will go VIRTUAL, and participants will be encouraged to complete the distance(s) on their own time within a one month period. For those wishing to submit a time (on the course), Strava results will be reviewed by the club for age group awards and recognition. Results of a virtual event would not satisfy Athletics Canada records or qualifying times, but instead be used for PRC awards and bragging rights only! We'd sort medal pick-up times and all that if this happens, with details on our social media accounts and here on this webpage.
Why are there time limits for the events?
Firstly, we encourage runners of all abilities for this event. We need to have time limits for a few reasons. We coordinate with the Town of Paradise to place cones and marshals at key locations on the course. As residents of the area can't be expected to be locked in, we need to have a sensible window to hold the event, with minimal interruption as possible. Secondly, and especially important for 2021, we are holding two events in one morning. As the Challenge participants are running twice, we need to separate the events but still use common chip timing systems. This means we need to target a reasonable 45min time for the 5km (this equates to a running pace of 9min/km which is normally achievable for past race participants). Anyone completing the 5km event in more than 45 minutes may not receive a finishing time (but we'll be sure to get you a medal), and may not be able to complete the Challenge event if you registered to do so.
Do you permit walkers?
Please see the time limit question above. As this is a running focused event with some logistical time limits, we're not encouraging walkers, we're afraid.
Why is there limited numbers of registrations?
We want to make the return to in-person events special, so for the first time, we have Finisher medals for everyone. As we know you want to wear that proudly immediately after the run, we need to pre-order. Our limits are based on expected numbers from previous years, and these custom medals need to be ordered well in advance. The total capacity across all options are 150 5K runners and 100 10k runners. Dual event participants decrement from those totals.
Is there a different Finisher medal for the Five and Dime?
Yes, of course! That means if you complete the Five/Dime Challenge (run both events), then you go home with two medals on race day. So cross train those neck muscles too cause the bling is heavy! See the image above.
Can I register and just run it without having to get a medal? This would avoid your limited numbers problem above.
No can do. It would be a nightmare trying to determine at the end who gets a medal and who don't. Plus, medal envy is a real thing and we don't want that at our event.
Can I get a refund or transfer my registration?
No. Yeah, that seems a bit harsh, we know (maybe the underline emphasis was a bit much). The reasons are the complexities that come with sending money back to people (our Treasurer is a volunteer too!) and even more important, the acknowledgement of the important waivers you all read very carefully and accepted when you registered on Trackie. That's not legally transferrable to another person unless they register themselves. That's especially true for minors, so we need to be certain as you may appreciate. So, please, don't ask and make this awkward.
What do you do with the race fees, anyways?
We use it mostly to pay for the costs of a race, especially medals, drinks, food, etc. In fact, we aim for "break even" as our pricing strategy. As a not-for-profit organization entirely run by volunteers, PRC donate regularly to local charities and we only carry a reasonable operating balance to manage the club.
Who can I contact if I have further questions, or special requirements?
Your friendly neighbourhood Race Director, that's who. Simply email Kiley using firstname.lastname@example.org and he'll get back to you ASAP. He's a volunteer and has a day job, so please be patient and we'll aim to answer your questions as soon as we can.