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ASPIRE Wine 10K & Benchmark First Responder 5K

PLACE
Hoover Metropolitan Stadium
100 Ben Chapman Drive
Hoover, AL US 35244
DESCRIPTION

A USATF certified loop course starting at The Finley Center and looping through the world class Hoover Metropolitan Sports Complex and adjacent neighborhood before a return to finish alongside The Finley Center. Runners and walkers of all paces are welcome and encouraged to participate.

We are offering a VIRTUAL OPTION for both the 10K and 5K for those not able to join us on race day.  Virtual athletes will run the 10K or 5K route of their choosing race weekend, March 5-7, 2021.

Both the 10K and 5K (NEW FOR 2021) courses are USAT&F certified.

ASPIRE WINE 10K AL20017JE
Benchmark First Responder 5K AL20018JE

COURSE HYDRATION:
Hydration stations along the course will provide water and Powerade.

CANCELLATION STATEMENT:
This event will occur rain or shine, hot or cold. We reserve the right to cancel in extreme circumstances or as advised by authorities. In the event of cancellation, your entry fee will considered a donation to the youth nutrition program at ASPIRE Sports Institute.

NEWS

01/14/2021: We have received approval to host this event in person in 2021.  This approval relies on our extensive Covid-19 Preparedness Plan which we will put into place and require all athletes to adhere to.  This plan will be posted soon.  Both the 10K and 5K will start in small waves based on estimated finish times or either be a time trial start.  Look for more details to be posted here as race date approaches.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

For non-local participants in need of accommodations, we recommend the following hotels:

Residence Inn Birmingham Hoover

Embassy Suites by Hilton Birmingham Hoover 

VIRTUAL 10K & 5K

NEW THIS YEAR! We are pleased to offer a virtual option for both the 10K and 5K, for those unable to join us in person. Participants in the virtual events will run the course of their choosing on race weekend, March 5-7, 2021.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING T-SHIRTS:
Short sleeve, super soft Primease t-shirts are included with registration.
Unisex Sizes S / M / L / XL / XXL are available.

PLEASE NOTE: The t-shirt deadline is Wednesday, February 17, 2021. Anyone registering after this date will not be guaranteed a t-shirt. We will do our best to estimate quantity and sizing needs, but cannot guarantee preferred sizes to anyone registering after this date.

When race t-shirts are ordered the inventory will be placed into the RunSignUp registration portal. This means that if you are given the option to select a certain size, that size is available. If a certain size is not available it will not appear as an option during registration.

Race t-shirts will be mailed to virtual participants the week of March 8, 2021.

Already registered, but want to CHANGE YOUR T-SHIRT SIZE? CLICK HERE to learn how! Please note that the deadline to change your t-shirt size is Wednesday, February 17, 2021.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING FINISHER MEDALS: 
All 10K and 5K finishers will receive a custom finisher medal.

1200 10K Finisher Medals and 500 5K Finisher Medals have been ordered.  The first 1200 registrants for the 10K and first 500 registrants for the 5K will be guaranteed a finisher medal on race day, or the week of March 8, 2021 if participating in the virtual event. If needed, we will place a second order of finisher medals and will ship medals via US Postal Service to those who did not receive one on race day, or the week of March 8, 2021.  This delivery may take up to 3 months following the event as lead times for medals is very large.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING VIRTUAL AWARDS:
The top 3 male / female overall finishers in both the 10K / 5K will be awarded. To be eligible for a virtual award, you must enter your finish time on the results portal by 11:59 pm March 7, 2021. Virtual awards will be shipped to winners the week of March 8, 2021.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING EVENT TRANSFERS:
Event Transfers are allowed. The deadline to complete all transfers is 11:59 pm March 5, 2021. CLICK HERE to learn how to transfer from one event to another.

EVENT TRANSFER

Event Transfers are allowed. The deadline to complete all transfers is 11:59 pm March 5, 2021.
– Refunds will not be given if transferring to a lower priced event.
– If transferring to a higher priced event, you will pay the difference in price between the event you registered for, and the event you are transferring to.

Click HERE to learn how to transfer from one event to another.

BIB TRANSFERS

Participant to participant bib transfers are allowed. The deadline to complete all transfers is 11:59 pm March 5, 2021.
CLICK HERE to learn how to initiate a bib transfer. Please note that at $10 transfer fee will apply.

TEAM COMPETITION 10K & 5K

ASPIRE Wine 10K & Benchmark First Responder 5K is proud to offer a Team Competition for the Fastest Team (10K & 5K) and the Largest Team (10K & 5K Combined)! Both in-person and virtual participants are welcome to create and/or join a team!

PLEASE NOTE: The deadline to CREATE A NEW TEAM or JOIN AN EXISTING TEAM is 11:59 pm Friday, March 5, 2021.

FASTEST TEAM COMPETITION RULES 10K AND 5K (PRIZE: $250 + Great Race Swag)

1. All teams will consist of a minimum of 5 members. There is no maximum number of members per team. Each team must include at least 2 females in their team scoring.

2.  The team captain must register first to create / name the team. Team members may then register and join the team.

3. A minimum of 5 team members must register for and complete the 10K / 5K race.

4. Scoring – For each team, top 5 overall places based on chip time will be added and must include at least 2 females. Only those participating in the in-person event will be scored. The fastest overall time wins!

 

LARGEST TEAM COMPETITION RULES 10K & 5K Combined (PRIZE: $500 + Great Race Swag)

1. Teams can consist of any number of runners. There is no minimum or maximum number of members per team.

2.  The team captain must register first to create / name the team. Team members may then register and join the team.

3.  Scoring – The team with the most number of registered participants (both in-person and virtual) as of 11:59 pm Friday, March 5, 2021 WINS!

T-SHIRTS

Short sleeve, super soft Primease t-shirts are included with registration.
Unisex Sizes S / M / L / XL / XXL are available.

PLEASE NOTE: The t-shirt deadline is Wednesday, February 17th. Anyone registering after this date will not be guaranteed a t-shirt. We will do our best to estimate quantity and sizing needs, but cannot guarantee preferred sizes to anyone registering after this date.

When race t-shirts are ordered the inventory will be placed into the RunSignUp registration portal. This means that if you are given the option to select a certain size, that size is available. If a certain size is not available it will not be an option during registration.

Race t-shirts will be distributed at Packet Pick Up on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

Already registered, but want to CHANGE YOUR T-SHIRT SIZE? CLICK HERE to learn how! Please note that the deadline to change your t-shirt size is Wednesday, February 17th.

COURSE MAP

To view the course map, simply click one of the links below:

Printable Course Map – 10K (To be posted soon…)

MapMyRun Route – 10K 

Printable Course Map – 5K (To be posted soon…)

MayMyRun Route – 5K

EVENT SCHEDULE

PLEASE NOTE: ONLINE REGISTRATION WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE ON RACE DAY AND WILL CLOSE AT 5:00 PM FRIDAY, MARCH 5, 2021

Saturday, March 6, 2021
All Events Take Place at The Hoover Metropolitan Stadium
5:30 a.m. Race Day Packet Pick Up Opens
6:45 a.m. Packet Pick Up Closes
6:45 a.m. 10K ELITE Wave Start
7:07 a.m. 10K / 5K Waves Start
9:00 a.m. Awards Ceremony

PRE-RACE PACKET PICK UP

Thursday, March 4, 2021
Hoover Metropolitan Stadium
100 Ben Chapman Drive
Hoover, AL 35244
9:00 am – 7:00 pm

Friday, March 5, 2021
Hoover Metropolitan Stadium
100 Ben Chapman Drive
Hoover, AL 35244
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

RACE DAY PACKET PICK UP

Saturday, March 6, 2021
5:30 a.m. – 6:45 a.m.
Hoover Metropolitan Stadium 
100 Ben Chapman Drive
Hoover, AL 35244

THERE IS NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION! PACKET PICK UP ONLY IS AVAILABLE ON RACE DAY

RACE DAY PARKING

Participants are encouraged to park at The Hoover Metropolitan Stadium adjacent to the Start / Finish Line.

NOTE: FOR ATHLETE SAFETY, NO TRAFFIC WILL BE ALLOWED INTO THE HOOVER METROPOLITAN STADIUM AFTER 6:45 AM.

GEAR BAG CHECK

In an effort to maintain social distancing, Gear Bag Check will not be provided at this event. Participant parking is available at The Hoover Metropolitan Stadium, which is adjacent to the Start / Finish Line. Participants are encouraged to store their gear in their car.

10K & 5K FINISHER MEDALS

All 10K and 5K finishers will receive a custom finisher medal. New design for 2021 to be announced soon!

1200 10K Finisher Medals and 500 5K Finisher Medals have been ordered.  The first 1200 registrants for the 10K and first 500 registrants for the 5K will be guaranteed a finisher medal on race day, or the week of March 8, 2021 if participating in the virtual event. If needed, we will place a second order of finisher medals and will ship medals via US Postal Service to those who did not receive one on race day, or the week of March 8, 2021.  This delivery may take up to 3 months following the event as lead times for medals is very large.

The first 1200 10K registrants will receive a pre-registered bib (color to be determined).  This color bib will alert the volunteers at the finish line of the pre-registered status which will allow a finisher medal.  The same process will be followed for the first 500 5K registrants.  Those registering as “late registrants” will receive a finisher medal by mail as described above.

10K AWARDS

OVERALL AWARDS

Top 5 Overall Male / Female
Top 3 Overall Masters Male / Female

Overall awards will include prize money in addition to great swag for the top 5 male and female finishers:
1st: $1,000
2nd: $500
3rd: $400
4th: $300
5th: $200

NOTE: In order to qualify to win prize money you MUST be registered prior to the event as an ELITE ATHLETE and MUST start in the ELITE WAVE.  Overall awards will be based on chip time regardless of wave start, but all winners of overall prize money must come from the ELITE WAVE. Prize money awards are based on GUN TIME.

Awards will include prize money in addition to great swag for the top 3 Masters male and female finishers:
1st: $400
2nd: $200
3rd: $100

NOTE: Masters prize money will be awarded regardless of corral. You do not need to be registered as an Elite Athlete to qualify for masters prize money.

NOTE: Due to a wave start, overall and masters awards are based on CHIP TIME.

NOTE: AWARDS WILL NOT ALLOW FOR “DOUBLE DIPPING” / CASH PRIZES WILL ALLOW FOR “DOUBLE DIPPING”: For example, if you are a Masters male / female who places Top 5 Overall, you will be pulled out of the Masters category and will be awarded in the Overall category. However, you will take home cash prizes for BOTH your Overall placement AS WELL AS your Masters placement.

AGE GROUP AWARDS

Top 3 Male / Female Age Group Awards:

15 and Under, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+

NOTE: Age Group awards are based on CHIP TIME.

5K AWARDS

OVERALL AWARDS

Top 3 Overall Male / Female
Top 3 Overall Masters Male / Female

NOTE: Due to a wave start, overall awards are based on CHIP TIME.

AGE GROUP AWARDS

Top 3 Male / Female Age Group Awards:

10 and Under, 11-13, 14-16, 17-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+

NOTE: Age Group awards are based on CHIP TIME.

VIRTUAL AWARDS 10K & 5K

OVERALL AWARDS

Virtual 10K & 5K
Top 3 Overall Male / Female

PLEASE NOTE: To be eligible for a virtual award, you must enter your finish time on the results portal by 11:59 pm March 7, 2021. Virtual awards will be shipped to winners the week of March 8, 2021.

Click the RESULTS link below to view the Wine 10K Birmingham Results from 2020 and previous years

Wine 10K Results

Date

Mar 06 2021
Expired!

Time

7:00 am

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Hoover Metropolitan Stadium
Hoover, AL 35244
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