This year’s October 2 Big Nut Strut is on the horizon, and early registrations are underway at runrignup.com. The Big Nut Strut is a 5K (3.1 mile) family-friendly run/walk that benefits district elementary, intermediate, and middle school parent-teacher organizations, helping them pay for activities that fall outside normal curriculum funding.
The 2016 Big Nut Strut will be managed with all online registrations. Paper registrations will only be accepted on race day, and during early packet pickup from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, October 1, at Sunbury Chiropractic Center, 123 State Route 3 in Sunbury Mills Plaza.
The 5K Run/Walk online and race-day registration fee is $30 plus a $3.20 sign up fee; 13 and under $20. The One-Mile Walk registration fee is $30 plus the sign up fee; 13 and under $20. Online registrations will be accepted until 6 p.m. Saturday, October 1.
Family rates are available for the 5K Run/Walk. Family of four is $80 plus $6 sign-up fee; family of five $100 plus $7.50, and a family of six $120 plus $9.
Big Nut Strut’s home base will be the General Rosecrans Elementary School staff parking lot accessed off of Fairland Drive – 301 South Miller Drive in Sunbury. Race participants will not use any main roadways other than a brief stretch of Fairland Drive.
Awards will be given to the top male and female in 14 age groups from 6 and under through 60-plus: 6 and under, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+.
Registration begins at General Rosecrans Elementary School at 12:30 p.m. on race day; the 5K run/walk and 1-mile walk begin at 2 p.m., followed by a 3 p.m. award ceremony.
BNS race organizers are always are looking for donations, sponsors, and race day volunteers. For information about donating money or race packet goodies to BNS, becoming a Big Nut Strut sponsor, or to volunteer go to the BNS Sign up page, click Questions, and leave a message that will be forwarded to race organizers.
For additional race information or to pre-register log on to < runsignup.com > in Find a Race type Big Nut Strut, then click Big Nut Strut; or go directly to < runsignup.com/Race/OH/Sunbury/BigNutStrut >.
Reporter Lenny C. Lepola can be reached at 614-266-6093.