***DUE TO COVID GUIDELINES & TO CONTINUE TO PUT ON THESE RACES THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO

    PACERS, CREWS, or SPECTATORS OF ANY KIND ALLOWED AT THE RACE!!! ONLY REGISTERED

    RACE VOLUNTEERS AND RUNNERS!!! NO EXCEPTIONS!!!

How many 5Ks can you run in 24 hours? Find out at the Pemberton 24 – Festival of 5Ks, a new event that will be held from Sept. 25-26. A  5K will start every hour on the hour for 24 hours. Runners can complete up to a total of 75 miles.

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Facebook Group: Pemberton 24 Group

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Pemberton 24 Course GPX

Date: Friday September 24th, 2021

Time: 7:00 pm and then every hour until the last 5k 7:00 pm Saturday

This event is a partnership between Wicomico County Recreation, Parks & Tourism & Algonquin Ultras Inc.

Participants are invited to run as many 5Ks as they like, whether it’s one, five, or all 24.

The course will be a 5K trail run at Pemberton Park. There will be a well-stocked aid station at the start/finish of the 5Ks, which will have cold water, snacks, gels, chips, sodas, and more. Camping will be available. Tents only; no electricity provided. There will also be a festival atmosphere, with food vendors, beer, and music. 

Runners can compete as individuals or as part of a four-person team.

  • Date: Friday, Sept. 25-Saturday, Sept. 26

  • Times: 

    • Friday, Sept. 25

      • 4 p.m.: Grounds open and on-site packet pickup/check-in begins

      • 7 p.m.: First 5K begins

    • 5Ks continue every hour on the hour through 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, with a 0.6-mile race afterward. 

  • Registration Fees:

    • Early registration: $? To be determined

    • Late/On-Site Registration: $? To be determined (Sept. 1 or later) 

    • The shirt deadline is Aug. 31. Long-sleeved shirts are available for an additional $5 if reserved by that date. 

    • Camping: $? To be determined for a 10-foot by 10-foot space. The deadline to register for camping is Aug. 31. Max of one camping site per registrant.

  • Runners must have: 

    • Headlamp (if you plan to run any night 5Ks)

    • Water bottle or hydration belt/vest (this will be a cupless race)

    • Cup for soda

    • Chair to sit on between races

 

Scoring

The Pemberton 24 will not be a typical race. There will be a timing clock; however, winners will be determined based on a point system. 

Runners will earn points for each 5K they run. A runner’s placement is important (for the Top 5 men and women), but not their times. To earn the point, runners must complete the 5K course in under an hour — before the next one starts.  

Participants can earn the following points: 

  • 1 point for completing each 5K

  • 1 additional point for completing each 5K during the hours of midnight, 1 a.m., 2 a.m., 3 a.m., and 4 a.m. 

Participants will also earn points depending on how they place in each race.

Placing points for each 5K: 

  • 4 extra points for placing as the first male or female

  • 3 extra points for placing as the second male or female

  • 2 extra points for placing as the third male or female

  • 1 extra point for placing as the fourth or fifth male or female

In the case of a tie for male or female, the 0.6-mile race at the end will determine the winner.

All information obtained from the Pemberton Historical Park site

Additional information:

  • NO bib transfers or bandits 

  • Bib numbers should be visible at all times

  • NO littering. Pack in, pack out. 

  • Runners should stay on the established course

  • NO deferrals

  • NO refunds 

  • NO cowbells

  • NO tutus

  • NO dogs for runners

  • NO early or late starts

Packet Pick-up:

Packet Pick-up will be race day. Packets will be placed at your reserved camp site day of the race.