June 3, 2019
By: Dwayne Page
The 21st annual Fiddler 5K and One Mile Fun Run, sponsored by Habitat for Humanity of DeKalb County will be Saturday, July 6. All proceeds from the race are used in building another Habitat for Humanity home in DeKalb County.
The race on Saturday, July 6 will begin promptly at 7:00 a.m. RAIN OR SHINE. The course will continue along the same path as last year beginning and ending on Church Street in Downtown Smithville.
The Fiddler 5K is a qualifying race for the Run the Cumberland Medal Series of Races.
Anybody who is interested in participating either in the one mile fun run or the 5K may go to www.fiddler5k.com where you’ll find a printable registration form that provides all the details of registration and a link to online registration. A course map is also available there.
The deadline for online pre-registration at itsyourface.com is noon July 3rd
Participants may sign up on race day, July 6 starting at 6:00 a.m. (please bring your completed form).
The cost of race day registration is $30 and $25 for those age 18 and younger. For early registration it’s $25 for adults age 19 and older and for youth its $20 for ages 18 and younger. All participants receive free refreshments and are eligible for door prize giveaways before the awards ceremony. Strollers are welcome in the race but should line up at the rear. No pets allowed.
“A perk of pre-registration is that you can show up on Friday night, July 5 from 5-7 p.m. at the Smithville First Baptist Church Life Enrichment Center and pick up your packet which includes your bib and t-shirt. That way you don’t have to get up quite as early on Saturday morning to check in. But you can check in as early as 6:00 a.m. Saturday morning if you pre-register,” said Race Director Tecia Puckett Pryor.
“For our awards, we give an overall male award and a female award for the fastest runners. We also give a Masters award which is for the fastest male and female age 40 and older We present the top three awards in the age categories of nine and younger, and then go up from there in five year increments. We give ribbons for those categories. For the Fun Run, we only give awards for children who are age twelve and younger. We give overall awards for male and female and then we give ribbons to the top three. Everybody gets a nice ribbon and the overall winners get medals,” she said
The course is certified, chip timed and professionally managed by Tennessee Race Timing of Cookeville.