Before the Quad Cities River Bandits open their 2013 home schedule at Modern Woodmen Park, their home field will be the scene of the finish line for the first-ever Bandits Race to Home 5K presented by Palmer Chiropractic Clinics on Saturday, April 6. Runners and walkers can now register for the first-ever race, with all proceeds benefiting the Bandit Scholars Program.
Early race registration is available at www.riverbandits.com/5K through Dec. 31 and costs $20. The registration fee includes a T-shirt and a ticket to a 2013 River Bandits game. All participants who register early will also be entered into a drawing for a free 32-inch flat screen TV.
"The Bandits Race to Home 5K will give the Quad Cities community the incredible opportunity of coming to the finish line on the field of Modern Woodmen Park," said team owner Dave Heller. "For one affordable price, each participant will enjoy a unique race experience and a free River Bandits game while supporting the Bandit Scholars Program that helps Quad Cities area students pay for college."
The race will begin near Modern Woodmen Park and end inside the ballpark on the field near home plate. The 5-kilometer walk and run will begin at 8 a.m. A Fun Run for children 12 years and younger, with the River Bandits mascot Rascal, will also take place later in the morning. Early registration for the Fun Run costs $12, or $15 with a T-shirt.
The full schedule of registration fees is as follows:
|Date of Registration
||5K (includes T-shirt)
||Fun Run (12 and younger)
||Fun Run with T-shirt
|Through Dec. 31
|Jan. 1 - March 19
|March 19 - April 3
Participants may also register as a team of five to 10 individuals. The team whose top five finishers have the best total time will win a free suite rental for a River Bandits game.
Individual prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers, as well as to the top three males and females in each age group. All Fun Run participants will receive a ribbon.
"The Bandits Race to Home 5K will be a fun and unique gathering of the River Bandits family," said General Manager Stefanie Brown. "This race will be a wonderful event to benefit the Bandit Scholars Program and literally give a running start to another memorable season of River Bandits baseball."
Further race information will be available at www.riverbandits.com.
UP NEXT: Now is the time to lock in your season ticket plan for the 2013 season! Call 563-322-6348 (563-3-BANDIT) for more information or visit www.riverbandits.com to download the season ticket order form. Season ticket and mini-plan packages start at just seven games and begin at less than $50. Call a River Bandits account representative today to choose your seats and get the details of our various mini-plan packages.
ABOUT THE BANDITS: The River Bandits are currently planning one of the biggest improvements to Modern Woodmen Park since Main Street Baseball first bought the team. A new affiliate, the chance to see last year's No. 1 overall draft pick, Carlos Correa, and a stunning new improvement will make this season one every fan will not want to miss!
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