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APRIL 28TH, 2024

Join Us


In the inaugural Black & Gold Eli 5K & 400m Kiddo Dash.


Benefiting The Eli Effect.


April 28th, 2024 at Watkins Memorial High School.

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Race Day


12:30 : Packet Pick-Up

1:45 : 400m Kiddo Dash Start

2:00 : 5K Race Start

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The 5K takes place entirely on the beautiful Watkins Memorial campus. Starting in Warrior Stadium & finishing on the 50 yard line!




 All participants receive a tee shirt, custom bib number & finisher medal.

The first 100 kiddo's on site receive a free tee.

(Limited to 230 5K finisher medals, 350 5K tees, 350 5K bibs),

Do Good


As noted above, every participant receives an event tee, but Wood St Sports is very proud to be the exclusive provider of The Eli Effect gear. The tee below is available throughout registration - or along side the whole Eli collection on this site!

Directly benefitting

The Eli Effect!

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Packet Pick-Up

Packet pick-up will be hosted at the Watkins Memorial Stadium Pavilion starting at 12:30 on race day.

More About The Eli Effect

For those unfamiliar with The Eli Effect, we encourage you to read more about Eli's story and the The Eli Effect's cause here.


Stadium restrooms will be open.


Plenty of parking available within the stadium parking lot.




Of course wheelchairs are welcomed. The entire course is routed for accessibility start to finish. We encourage all wheelchair participants to start within the pack of participants and best gauge pace as others do.


Strollers are more than welcome, although we kindly require all participants pushing a stroller to start near the back for safety reasons.


Dogs are not permitted within Warrior Stadium.

Refund Policy / Weather Policy

This event does not offer refunds, or transfers to other events or future years. This event is rain or shine & will defer to Directors judgement and USATF safety protocol for delays / cancellation. 

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Thanks! We'll be in touch soon!

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