THE 14TH ANNUAL MALTA 5&10K
This handbook provides a complete overview of how the event will be deployed. Please read it fully and remind friends and family participating with you to do the same. We look forward to enjoying a safe and inspiring day with you!
The Malta 5 & 10k starts and finishes at HVCC Tec-Smart 345 Hermes Road in Malta. The 10k, a USATF certified course, loops around all the roads in the Luther Forest Technology Campus. The 5k is relatively flat and a USATF certified course. The 1st mile will take participants out and back on rocket drive then up to our Title sponsor Global Foundries campus for about 1 mile. The course then winds downhill back on Hermes road toward TEC smart. The 10k begins at 8:15AM and the 5k at 8:30AM
1) Friday, September 08, 2023
3PM to 7PM: Packet Pick-Up at Fleet Feet Malta (37 Kendall Way Malta, NY 12020)
2) Saturday, September 9, 2023
7:00AM to 8:00AM: Packet Pick-Up at HVCC Tec Smart 345 Hermes Road Malta, NY 12020
*We respectfully request that you do your best to retrieve your packet before race day. Others can pick it up for you.
8:00AM: All roads in Luther Forest Technology Campus will be closed, entry only via Hermes Road
8:10AM: Opening remarks by title sponsor Global Foundries and National Anthem
8:15AM: 10k start
8:30AM 5k start
8:45AM expecting 1st 5 & 10k finishers
PACKET PICK-UP (PPU)
At PPU, you will receive a bag with shirt (if chose to receive), Your bib & safety pins will be handed to you separately. If picking up on race day, be prepared to leave extra time to pick up your packet and return to your car. If you want to exchange your shirt for a different size, you can check back on race day after the event. The shirts run true to size, but we will accommodate the best we can for those who want to change. For those that selected that you did not want a race shirt, your bib will reflect that as well. You will not be given a shirt. If you would like one, you can buy one for $10 cash or Venmo on site.
ABOUT YOUR BIB
This bib must be worn on your front, outermost layer, and be visible throughout the event.
The back has a thin sticker on it. This is your timing strip. Please do not bend nor modify it.
The red bib indicates the 5k race and the Gatorade RRCA 10k championship is the 10k. This helps with our on-course volunteers.
Both bibs can be used for your buy one get one free off beer at Unified Beerworks (21+) . AND your free pint glass if you purchase the BOGO offer, while supplies last
You are the only person allowed to wear your bib. If you are unable to participate, it is impermissible to give it to someone else. Doing so will result in permanent future disqualification from this event.
ARRIVING AT THE EVENT
Arrive between 30 minutes prior to your race start time, with the following conditions: 1.ALL ROAD IN THE LUTHER FOREST TECH PARK CLOSE AT 8:00. THE ONLY WAY TO GET TO PARKING IS OFF HERMES FROM DUNNING STREET. NO EXCEPTIONS,
2.DO NOT TRY TO COME TO THE RACE THROUGH LUTHER FOREST TECH PARK IF YOU DO YOU WILL BE DIRECTED BACK TO ROUTE 9 AND DOWN HERMES.
3.Do not arrive after 8AM for the 10k and 8:15 for the 5k.
4.Round Lake Fire Department will be directing all vehicles to enter the parking lot via Hermes Road, Follow the directions. There are 400 parking spots available. Less this year with ongoing construction project at HVCC. Other parking available at 10 Hermes Road, a short walk to the start line. As with a huge event like this, parking will be tight. We recommend everyone get there early or carpool. Here's a map: https://goo.gl/maps/7WLPB
THERE IS NO GEAR (BAG) CHECK
If you have additional layers of clothes or other items that you don’t want to participate with, either plan to leave them in your car at least 5 minutes in advance of when you need to enter the start area or have someone with you that you can hand them to before you enter the start area.
NEED WATER OR A BATHROOM?
In an effort to limit gathering, we are limiting the traditional water stops on the course. Water will not be available on the 5k course. You must have a water bottle with you and bring your own water. A refill station will be available on the 10k course at mile 3 ½ & 5. Hannaford has provided the post-race water along with grab & go food. There are six (6) portable toilets available and bathrooms available inside TEC Smart, which is the building which is the race day packet pick-up.
The entire route is marked by cones.
Volunteers will be at all intersections, with state police also present at key locations.
Both courses will be closed to traffic at 8AM
You must maintain a pace of 15:00 minutes per mile and finish by 9:30AM. If you fall behind pace based upon your location when approached by either event staff or police, you may be asked to move to the bike path and off the road.
It is strongly recommended that you do not run with headphones nor any type of sound listening device. If you must, only utilize a headphone in a single ear, and keep the volume low so that you can remain fully alert to the sound/instruction of other runners, event staff, and vehicles.
ON-COURSE WATER & TOILETS
There 1 water stop on the 5k course and 1 at mile 3 ½ & 5 on the 10k course. There are no toilets provided on the course. If you desire to have water or other supplements during the race, you must carry it with you. There are toilets available before and after the race near and in Tec Smart.
As you finish the 10k, please stay to the LEFT for the last 1/4 mile as you make your way back up Stonebreak. For those running the 5k, please stay to the RIGHT after coming down the median from GlobalFoundries campus. The finish line banner will be a good visual to help you know which lane to be in. We will have cones, signs, and volunteers to help you along your way to help you finish strong. Please smile at the finish line, so our finish line photographer, can get you at your best.
Catch your breath in the finish chute, but then please keep moving through it to exit the chute & take a right back into Tec Smart parking lot from Hermes. Head to the Hannaford truck to check your results.
TIMING AND RESULTS
ARE Event Productions is timing the event.
The results will be posted on our Facebook page @malta5k/10k and on ARE website.
All placings and data are based on clock start & finish time. There is no net time.
There will be NO in person awards ceremony this year
5k AGE GROUP WINNER PRIZES AVAILABLE AT BRIX WINE & LIQUOR, (21& up)
Under 21 will be mailed
10K AT THE SARATOGA YMCA MALTA BRANCH
OVERALL PRIZES WILL BE PICKED UP AT FLEET FEET IN MALTA AFTER THE RACE.
All 10k finishers receive finisher medal. All 5k finishers 12 & under will receive a 5k medal. The results, posted on the Hannaford truck, will still allow for you to see your placing within customary 10-year age groups. The top 3 male and female finishers, in both races will be granted complimentary entry for the 2024 event. Both the 10k & 5k overall winners will receive cash prizes from Fleet Feet.
If you need medical assistance after your run/jog or walk our medical director, Dr. Kelley, will be there at the finish line as well. Do not be afraid to stop be for any reason. He is an expert in sports medicine and has worked many big events. We are lucky to have him on our team.
POST RACE PARTY
Please join us at Unified Beerworks (7 Old Stonebreak Rd #4, Malta) on race day for Buy One get One Free with you tear off bib tab. If you take advantage of this offer, you will receive a complementary Malta 5k/10k pint glass. UBW will open at 10AM and have their kitchen open serving up some delicious breakfast sandwiches.
Your best resource for staying connected is the event Facebook page. We also encourage you to follow us on Facebook. If you have a question or concern that is not addressed on the event website, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org