The Viking Victory Run is a 5K Run, 5K Competitive Walk, 1 Mile Kids Fun Run and 1 Lap Little Vikes Run that benefits the North Canton City Schools PTO Organizations serving preschool through grade 8. Our goal is to promote fitness in our students, their families and in the community by providing a family event that is fun for all ages. Proceeds from the race will be given to the PTO groups to help fund playground equipment, enrichment programs, provide educational assistance, building enhancements and much more! To date, we have raised over $70,000 and hope to continue our success in support of our students.
NEW FOR 2016: We have added a 5K Competitive Walk! Our walker numbers have increased over the years and we wanted to give those participants an event where they could win prizes as well. Awards will be given in several age categories and participants must follow our walking rules for this event to be fair to everyone. No running allowed at any time in order to qualify for prizes.
The 5K Run is part of the Ohio Challenge Series and is a point scoring event. Awards will be given out to the overall top 3 finishers (male and female) and in several age catergories for the 5K Run and to the overall top 3 finishers (male and female) for the 5K Competitive Walk. Both races wind through the neighborhood streets surrounding the stadium and will have an awesome finish on the stadium track. Because we are using the track, there are NO STROLLERS OR PETS ALLOWED in any of the races.
The Kids Fun Run/Little Vikes Lap will feature a raffle for the runners. Kids earn raffle tickets for entering the race, and additional tickets can be purchased on Race Day! Every child gets a medal at the finish!
All runners will receive a t-shirt (if registered on or before April 7th)!
Please check out our sponsors! We couldn't put on this great event without them.
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