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The Heritage Race

Mon January 15, 2024

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The BAACC | 1621 Albany St. Brunswick, GA 31520


FREE pre-race pasta dinner at Packet Pickup on Saturday 3-6 pm at the BAACC center at 1621 Albany St!

Held for the 5th year, the chipped timed 5K race RRCA certified course takes runners down Brunswick's most historic African-American corridor and past some of Brunswick’s most historic neighborhoods, offering participants the opportunity to immerse themselves in the vibrant history. 

As an added bonus, the Annual MLK Day Parade will be traveling down G Street and making a right turn on Albany (not on the race route). Participants can watch the parade go by, providing a fantastic opportunity to pay homage to the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

This is a great opportunity to achieve a 5K personal record (PR) with its flat, long, straight stretches. The route follows an out-and-back path along Albany to 4th Street.

Guided Historic WALK
Participants take a guided walk down historic Albany Street, which has been the heartbeat of African-American history since after the Civil War. Walkers are transported back in time and can connect with the rich heritage and stories as they pass landmarks, historic homes, and sites.

Proceeds benefit the Brunswick African American Cultural Center (BAACC)

Monday January 15, 2024
5K Race starts at 9:00 a.m.
Historic Walk starts at 9:15 a.m.

Location: 1621 Albany St

Pre-Race Day Packet Pick-Up
Saturday, January 13, 2024
3:00 - 6:00 pm.
1621 Albany St

Fee Pre-Race Day Pasta Dinner
Saturday, January 13, 2024
1621 Albany St

Overall Male and Female will each receive a free pair of shoes from Game Changers Running Company, including a foot scan & gait assessment. 
Masters (40-59) and Senior Masters (60+) Male and Female
Age Group (10-year age brackets) 1st, 2nd, 3rd places Male and Female
12 and Under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

Online registration is open until midnight on Saturday, January 13th, 2024.
In-person registration is available during packet pick-up.

All runners are encouraged to pick up their bibs before race day.
Participants who can't pick up their race numbers may have a third party pick them up.

Start Location & Start Times
The Heritage 5K Race starts at 9:00 A.M. Both events start in front of the BAACC building at
1621 Albany Street.

Participants who register by 12 A.M. on December 22, 2023, will receive a T-shirt.
T-shirts will be distributed after the event for walkers and during packet pick-up for runners.
T-shirts for registrations made after December 22, 2023, will be distributed based on availability of supplies and sizes.

Chip timing is provided by Bluefooted Timing.
Always wear your race number bib on the outermost layer of clothing during the race.
Removing or damaging the bib may render the tag inoperable, and the participant may not appear in the results.

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