RACE VENUE - Southern Hill Farms
16651 Schofield Road
Clermont, FL 34711
The farm is located 3.7 miles off of US-27. Please leave early enough to allow ample time to drive the rural roads to get to the venue as your speed on the natural clay surface will not be that of on paved roads. Click here for detailed directions to Southern Hill Farms.
Friday, April 28th
4:00pm - 7:00pm Packet Pick-up at the Holiday Inn Express, 1810 S. Hwy 27 (just south of SR 50), Clermont, FL 34711
Saturday, April 29th
6:00 am - Parking area opens.
6:00 am - 7:15 am Packet Pick-up at Southern Hill Farms
7:30 am 5K START!!
This event does not require a photo ID for packet pick-up so it is OK for a friend or family member to pick-up your packet for you.
PARKING - Parking will not open until 6:00am. Please allow extra time for parking and travel to the start line. This year the main parking area is on a large grass field directly across from the main entrance to the farm on Schofield Road. It will be a five minute walk from the parking area to the race start and race day packet pick-up area. We strongly encourage you to car pool with friends and family to speed up the parking process. Once you arrive at Southern Hill Farms, parking attendants will be in place to direct you where to go. .
START - The 5K run will start on time at 7:30am. Please remember to allow extra travel time to reach the venue and the start line.
COURSE - Please make sure you review the course map prior to arriving at the farm. 5K MAP
A water station is located approximately midway on the course.
Strollers and pets are not allowed on the course and we ask that you please leave them home or with a responsible adult not participating.
If you insist on having a stroller we ask that you please start at the back of the pack and be aware that the course is not paved.
AMENITIES - All participants will receive a FREE pancake breakfast and a voucher to pick 1 lb of fresh blue berries. These vouchers are attached to the bottom of your race bib and are only valid on race day. Lost or forgotten vouchers will not be replaced. Friends and family have the option to purchase a Pancake Breakfast voucher for $5 at Friday Packet Pick-up, or race morning at the venue. We encourage you to pick additional berries (like you don't want to already?) after the race.
RACE TIMING - Your eco-friendly reusable timing tag is inside your race packet and should be affixed to your shoe laces with the beaded zip ties that are also inside your packet. Please review the instructions on the outside of the packet. The Ipico timing tags are reusable and they will be collected in the finish chute. If you do not wish to be timed, please turn your timing tag in at picket pick-up or at the finish line. If you do not race, it is your responsibility to return the tag to Sommer Sports to avoid being charged a replacement fee.
RESULTS POSTINGS & NOTIFICATIONS - Sommer Sports timed events offer will a wide range of race result mediums. The newest and most distinct of these is our FINISH TEXT AND EMAIL NOTIFICATIONS. Have your friends or family (or even yourself) sign up for one or both of these and they will get a notification within seconds of you crossing the finish line! Instructions below. We will also be offering LIVE ONLINE RESULTS, and at the race venue INDIVIDUAL RESULT RECEIPTS along with our LIVE SCROLLING RESULT MONITORS and our good old fashioned PRINT OUT BOARDS.
Register for Text & Email Notifications-
1. Follow this link: https://runsignup.com/Race/FindARunner/?raceId=18156
2. Find the athlete you would like to get notifications for and click "RESULTS NOTIFICATIONS"
3. Enter your info and be sure to accept notifications once you get the confirmation.
LIVE RESULTS can be seen at https://runsignup.com/Race/Results/?raceId=18156 during the race and will be available on SommerSports.com following the event.
RACE PHOTOS - We do not have a dedicated finish line photographer for this race, however, our staff photographer will be taking hundreds of candid and other action photos throughout the event. Those photos will be available for viewing and sharing via photo albums on the Sommer Sports Facebook Page following the race.
SOCIAL MEDIA - Please use the hash tags #sommersports, #beinspiring and #blueberry5k when you share your race day experience. Click here to visit the Blueberry 5K Facebook Event Page.
Volunteers are always welcome. Those willing to help out can contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We encourage you to stick around the farm after the race and pick lots of delicious fresh blueberries!
Have a safe trip to Clermont and we look forward to seeing you at the race!
Your friends at Sommer Sports