Get ready, set, ‘Let’s Get Midwest City Moving!
10 things you need to know for the Splash Dash Race this Sunday, June 22, 2014
Water and snacks
Every race participant will be given a bottle of water before and after the race. In addition, there are three water stops on the course. Snacks include bananas, apples, granola bars, and bagels. Big shout out to Buddy’s Produce, Ozarka Water, Great Plains Coca Cola Bottling Company, Panera Bread, Buy for Less, and Starbucks for the donations. Feel free to bring your own water as well!
We all need to avoid exposure from the sun’s UV rays even if it is cloudy on Sunday. Dr. Hayes Dermatology is hosting a sunscreen zone if you need to reapply sunscreen throughout the day. Visit her booth and get your screen on! Broad spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher is recommended. Water resistant is best (sweatproof) for physical activity. Also we have some protection for your eyes with a sleek pair of WellnessNow/ShapeYourFuture sunglasses, these will be passed out at the beginning of the wellness expo! Sunscreen is provided courtesy of the Oklahoma State Department of Health.
Plenty of fun is planned for the whole family with new and old activities. Eighteen vendors have activities for your enjoyment. Check out the face painting, obstacle course, hula hoops, jump rope zone, bicycle rodeo, and more. Splash Zones have been set up on the course to keep you cool (participation optional*).
The Mid-Del Pantry is bringing their donation truck. Donations are invited. Please bring non-perishable items. Race packets will include a donation bag.
Pets make great walking or running buddies. If you need a walking buddy, the Midwest City Animal Welfare will be at the Splash Dash with adorable pets that need a home and their own personal walking buddy. My dog, Beju, is a rescue. He is always ready for our walks and his company makes each one fun. Adoptable dogs will be wearing stellar bandanas with “Adopt Me” on them.
The photo booth will be ready and operating to take a photo of you and your family. All photos are uploaded on Facebook post-race.
Dress festive and wear your race day t-shirt
Beautiful race t-shirts are available courtesy of Variety Care Health Center; let’s show the spirit of Let’s Get Midwest City Moving and wear our t-shirts, race bibs, and color-coordinated sunglasses. Moreover, every participant receives a finisher’s medal and lots of great awards will be given away! A special award has been arranged for the most festive dress.
Packet-pick up starts Friday at 12:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Midwest City YMCA, 2817 North Woodcrest Drive, Midwest city, OK, and continues on Saturday from 8:00 to 5:00 p.m. Everyone who picks up a packet on Friday or Saturday will be eligible to win cool prizes. You may also pick up your packet on race day at Midwest City Joe B. Barnes Regional Park from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m.
Race day logistics
The day begins on Sunday, June 22, 2014 at 12:30 with the Wellness Expo and race time begins at 3:00 will be preceded by 1:00 p.m. Jazzercise activity and 2:30 YMCA warm up at Midwest City Joe B. Barnes Regional Park at the SE 15th and Century Blvd. entrance. Parking is available at Buddy’s Produce and the Elks Lodge.
We are there for YOU!
Remember we are there to make sure you have a good time. If you have any questions or need assist with anything, staff and volunteers will be wearing royal blue event t-shirts.
*If you prefer to not participate in the Splash Zone, stickers are available so no one will spray you, and you can always walk around the splash zone. If you choose to participate, please place your electronics in a plastic bag.