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Marathon, Half, 10K, 5k, 1-mile & Beast 3- & 4-Race Challenges 

New Year's Day at Community Park in Miamisburg, Ohio

Featured in Runner's World as a Great Race to Start the New Year! This New Year’s Day, resolve to run, eat pancakes and have a blast with family and friends! There are races for everyone, unique finisher medals, and stylish pullovers. Come celebrate the new year running with us!

NOTE: All 2021 Races will comply with all Federal, State, and Local COVID-19 Protocols. We will be required to follow these guidelines to host our races and ensure the safety of all athletes, volunteers and staff. Please refer to the athlete guides for each of these races to learn more.

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Highlights

  • Fun themed race for everyone in the family!
  • Pancake breakfast to go: Complete with pancakes, drinks, fruit and other goodies!
  • Professional in-race photos that you can share with your friends and family!
  • Unique Pancake & Beast Challenge finisher medals to show off your accomplishments (be sure you register in advance to be guaranteed a medal)
  • Stylish pullovers in Men’s & Women’s Cut (be sure you register in advance to be guaranteed a pullover)
  • Pricing for all budgets and over 40% of your entry goes back into the local economy to support local small businesses.

Timed Races

  • Full Marathon / 26.2 miles (4 laps on the course)
  • Half Marathon / 13.1 miles (2 laps on the course)
  • 10k / 6.2 miles (1 lap on course)
  • 5k / 3.1 miles (out and back)
  • 1-Mile (out and back)
  • The Beast 3-Race Challenge (do the 1-mile, 5k and 10k for a total of 10.3 miles)
  • The Beast 4-Race Challenge (do the 1-mile, 5k, 10k & Half Marathon for a total of 23.4 miles)
  • Virtual Race Option Too (any race, and we will mail you the stuff in early January; submit results here!)

Race Time Limit

  • We will end timing at 1:30 p.m., meaning that racers will have to be completed with their race by this time. 
  • Full Marathoners and Ultra Beast 4 Race Challenge athletes will have about 5 hours to complete their race. Everyone else has from their start time until 1:30 p.m. If you cannot make the time cut off, please choose a different race distance

Race Course Information

  • Packet Pick-up and the Start/Finish Line will be at the Miamisburg Community Park at 550 First St. in Miamisburg, Ohio. 
  • Masks will be required for all athletes when they are not actively running. The event will be held entirely outdoors, so prepare accordingly for all types of weather. 
  • Runners will complete an out and back course loop that starts and finishes in Miamisburg Community Park. The course uses the Miamisburg Park Path and the Mound Business Park. The course is hosted on paved roads and surfaces. There is a larger hill on the 10k and half & full marathon course. Half marathon runners will do the course loop 2 times, and full marathoners will complete 4 laps. 
  • Runners will be asked to socially distance on course, so please try to stay 6 feet from any other runner on course. We realize this may be a challenge so do your best to keep your distance when passing other runners, and try to run on your own without joining packs of other runners. 
  • Please only run in a single file line, so that other athletes may pass you at a safe distance. We discourage running packs, groups, or side by side. 
  • Runners may NOT engage in any spitting, or projections of any bodily fluid before, during or after the race. We will have portable restrooms at packet pickup and on course for you to use.

Race Course Maps

Bring Your Own Aid; There Are no Aid Stations on Course

As required by the Montgomery County Board of Health, we are not allowed to have any aid stations or water stops on course. Racers will be required to provide their own aid and hydration on course. Athletes may place their own aid as needed next to the course. Please be sure your aid is clearly labeled, and that you do not interfere with other athletes on course as you place or access your aid. Races begin at 8 a.m., so be sure your aid is in place before that time. If you place aid on course, please space it out from the race course and other athletes, so there is at least 6 feet distance from the course and other athletes. Thank you for your understanding.

Race Swag, Goodies, and Post-Race Meal

While we cannot party together in-person after the race, we can still give you all the swag and goodies to celebrate your accomplishment. Everyone who registers for a timed race (guaranteed if you register on or before December 15) will get a medal and pullover. Fun runners do not get the pullover or finisher medal. Everyone received a to-go Pancake breakfast with pancakes and other goodies.

Race Swag for Timed Races

  • Pancake Run ¼ Zip Race Pullover with breast pocket Pancake logo
  • Pancake Run and/or Beast Finisher Medal
    • Everyone who races in a timed race will get the pancake run finisher medal
    • All Beast and Ultra Beast racers will also get a Beast Finisher Medal
    • To be guaranteed a race medal, you must register at least 2 weeks in advance (by December 15) of the race.

Goodies for Everyone Who Races (even those in the Fun Run)

Registration Online ONLY at Run4Pancakes.com

Registration is online at run4pancakes.com and will remain open through the start of the last race on race day. There will not be any in-person registration at the race venue. However, you may register online at home, and come out to the race venue for the event, even race day morning. Please also note: 

  • Prices will increase closer to race day, so register early to save some money. 
  • We have a low-cost option called a fun run, which does not include: timing, race medal, and race pullover. Runners can do any race distance or multiple race distances and do receive the post-race meal to go. 
  • If you register but then are unable to race with us in-person due to COVID or other circumstances, please email Rebekah at zoomracingusa12@gmail.com and we will mail your race swag. All mailing will occur after the race date and virtual bags will arrive mid-January. 

Please register in advance to be guaranteed swag

You must register at least 2 weeks in advance (December 15) to be guaranteed a race pullover and medal. We need to order them in advance and cannot guarantee that anyone registering after the deadline will get one. We do try to order extras but sometimes those run out, so register by the deadline.

Event Pricing

Registration is not refundable under any circumstances. Those registering for the low-cost race option do not receive event timing, pullover, and finisher medal. Only those in timed races receive the event timing, pullover, and finisher medal. Everyone receives a post-race meal to go

Race Pricing Increase Dates: (1) November 1-15; (2) November 16-30; (3) December 1-20; (4) December 21-30; (5) December 31 - January 1. 

  • All ages, Fun Run, Does NOT include timing, event shirt, or finisher medal = $12-14-16-18-20
  • All ages, 1-Mile Race: Includes Swag and Timing = $30-35-40-45-50
  • All ages, 5K Race: Includes Swag and Timing = $35-40-45-50-55
  • All ages, 10K Race: Includes Swag and Timing = $40-45-50-55-60
  • The Beast 3-Race Challenge (Run the 1-mile, 5k & 10k): Includes Swag, Timing, Pancake & Beast Finisher Medals = $60-65-70-75-80
  • Half Marathon: Includes Swag and Timing = $80-85-90-95-100
  • Ultra Beast 4-Race Challenge (Run the 1-mile, 5k, 10k & Half Marathon): Includes Swag, Timing, Pancake & Beast Finisher Medals = $85-90-95-100-105
  • Full Marathon: Includes Swag and Timing = $90-95-100-105-110
  • Virtual Race Option: $45 (you do the race, log your results here, and we mail you a medal, pullover and pancakes in early January)

*Save $10 off your entry by skipping the event long sleeve ¼ zip pullover. Pick the “No Shirt” option when you register. 

* Please be sure to register before December 15th to be guaranteed swag!

Parking and Restrooms

There will be parking available at Miamisburg Community Park, Miamisburg Riverfront Park, and on the streets of Miamisburg. There will be restrooms available outside at Miamisburg Community Park, and on the race course. There is to be no spitting, or projections of any bodily fluid before, during or after race. We will have portable restrooms at packet pickup and on course for you to use.

Suggested Packet Pickup Times

We recommend you pick up your packet according to the suggested schedule below. This will allow for maximum social distancing and reduce your wait in line. Registration will be open from 6:00 a.m. through 10:30 a.m., which is the start of the last race. 

  • 6:30 a.m.- 8:00 a.m.: Any Race
  • 6:30 a.m.-8:00 a.m.: Full Marathon and Ultra Beast 4-Race Challenge
  • 7:00 a.m.-8:40 a.m.: Half Marathon & Beast 3 Race Challenge
  • 8:00 a.m.-9:20 a.m.: 10k & 1-mile
  • 8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.: 5k

NOTE: Masks will be required for all athletes when they are not actively running. The event will be held entirely outdoors, so prepare accordingly for all types of weather.

Please complete a Home Safety Self Check Before Arriving in Miamisburg

Before coming to the race, please do a safety self-check at home. If you answer yes to any of the following questions, please stay home and do not come to the race. Email Rebekah at zoomracingusa12@gmail.com and complete the race virtually when you are able. We will mail you your swag by mid-January and log your virtual time, when you are able to complete the event. 

COVID-19 Home Safety Self Check

  1. Have you had close contact with or cared for someone diagnosed with COVID-19 within the last 14 days?
  2. Do you have a temperature greater than 100 degrees Fahrenheit?
  3. Have you experienced any cold or flu-like symptoms in the last 14 days or any 2 of the following symptoms: 
    1. Cough
    2. Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    3. Fever
    4. Chills
    5. Repeated shaking with chills
    6. Muscle pain
    7. Headache
    8. Sore throat
    9. New loss of taste or smell

If you can answer no to all of the above questions, please come and race with us! 

If you cannot race due to COVID

If you are experiencing COVID symptoms or may have been exposed to the virus, please stay home and do not come to the race. Email Rebekah at zoomracingusa12@gmail.com and complete the race virtually when you are able. We will mail you your swag by mid-January and log your virtual time, when you are able to complete the event. 

Packet Pick-up Procedures on January 1st

Runners can pick up their race packets only on race day at the Community Center in Miamisburg Community Park at 550 First St. in Miamisburg, Ohio. This event will be held entirely outdoors, please dress accordingly. Here is how packet pickup will be run:

  • Please arrive at your designated time, though you can pick up as needed. We are encouraging people to follow the suggested times to limit lines and so we can space out athletes. 
  • You are welcome to pick-up packets for friends or family members. We hope this will limit groups of people and cut down on the number of people picking up packets.
  • Put on your mask. All athletes will be asked to wear a mask when they are not actively running. Disposable masks will be available for those who forget, lose or damage their mask on race day. 
  • Athletes will line up outside the registration tent, spacing 6 feet apart. A staff member will call you up to registration and first discuss with you the results of your COVID-19 Home Safety Self Check (see above). If you can answer no to all the questions, you will be able to pick up your packet. 
  • Give the staff your name, and they will tell you your starting race wave and give you your race packet, which includes:  
    • Timing Chip (for all timed races; fun runners will not receive a timing chip)
      • Open Marathon, Half, 10k, 5k and 1-mile: The timing chip will be a small chip you zip tie to your shoe. Please follow the instructions on the envelope.
      • BEAST ATHLETES ONLY: You will get your timing chip on a velcro strap. This will be placed on your ankle. After each race the timing staff will remove your timing chip and you will need to visit the Beast tent to get a new timing chip (on a velcro strap) for each race. Once you get your new strap, then you can head to the start line and continue on with your next race. 
    • Race Bib and pins (everyone gets these)
      • NOTE: Wear this on the front on your person
    • Pullover (for all timed athletes who registered in time to get one)
    • Finisher Medal (for all timed athletes who registered in time to get one)
    • Pancake Breakfast to Go (everyone gets this)

NOTE: Please let the staff member know if you are gluten-free, as we have a separate option for these folks

Timing Chips

Everyone in a timed race (not including the fun run) will have a timing chip to ensure you have a fair and accurate time for your race efforts. 

  • Open Marathon, Half, 10k, 5k and 1-mile: The timing chip will be a small chip you zip tie to your shoe. Please follow the instructions on the envelope. Please attach your timing chip to your shoe. The timing chip is not on your bib. Inside your race packet, you'll find a timing chip and plastic ties to easily attach the chip to your shoe. We'll have examples, and staff members will be able to assist you if you have any questions. This video can help you prepare as well.
  • BEAST ATHLETES ONLY: You will get your timing chip on a velcro strap. This will be placed on your ankle. After each race the timing staff will remove your timing chip and you will need to visit the Beast tent to get a new timing chip (on a velcro strap) for each race. Once you get your new strap, then you can head to the start line and continue on with your next race.

At the end of the race, a staff member will remove the timing chip. Should you leave the race with your timing chip, please mail it to Zoom Multisport Racing, 931 Patterson Road, Dayton, Ohio 45419. 

Everyone should display their bib on the front of them, so we can identify you in the case of an emergency. 

Additional Safety Protocols at Packet Pickup

  • All race staff will be wearing masks. Athletes are required to wear a mask. We will have disposable masks for those who need them. 
  • There will be hand sanitizer available.
  • Race bags will be pre-packed and handled by staff that have passed a COVID-19 Home Safety Self Check.

Race Start Times

  • 8:00 a.m.-8:40 a.m.: Full Marathon and Ultra Beast 4-Race Challenge
  • 8:40 a.m.-9:20 a.m.: Half Marathon Start & Beast 3-Race Challenge
  • 9:20 a.m.-10:00 a.m.: 10K Start & 1-mile Start
  • 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.: 5K Start
  • Timing Ends at 1:30 p.m.

Time Trial Race Starting Procedures on January 1st

  • Athletes will start in waves. Waves will be assigned and emailed out the week of the race. If you register after this date we will tell you your wave at Packet Pick-up. Race waves will contain approximately 33 athletes. 
  • Please arrive at the Start Line at least 10 minutes before the start of your wave, but no earlier for social distance purposes.
  • The start line will be a large blue inflatable arch (or orange flags in the case of high winds). Starting corrals will be behind the large arch (or start flags) and be marked with signs and temporary fencing. The race starter will show you to your starting corral. Inside the starting corral, there will be a grid of cones to designate 6 feet distance from other runners. Please stand next to a cone of your choosing. 
  • Athletes will start 3 at a time, every 10 seconds. The starter will release the first 3 athletes. The starter will then call the next row to move forward to the start line. Athletes will move up one row of cones closer to the start as each successive group of 3 starts the race.
  • Once all athletes in the wave have started the race, the starter will call the next wave, who will follow the same procedures. BEAST ATHLETES ONLY: You will start your first race in waves, as described above. Once you finish your first race please visit the Beast tent to get a new timing chip (on a velcro strap); you will need a new chip for each race. Once you get your new strap, then you can head to the start line and continue on with your next race. There will be a dedicated start corral for Beast athletes to start their next races. When you arrive at the start line, alert the starter, and you will be able to start right away. If multiple Beast racers arrive at the same time, we will space you out and release you every 10 seconds. 

The Beast 3-Race Challenge and Ultra Beast 4-Race Challenge

The Beast Challenge is a unique race where athletes complete multiple races, back-to-back, in one day. So come and conquer this new challenge! 

  • The Beast 3-Race Challenge is completing the 1-mile, 5K & 10K in one day
  • The Ultra Beast 4-Race Challenge is completing the 1-mile, 5K, 10K & Half Marathon in one day

Here is how the Beast will work: 

  • Athletes will receive a timing chip on a velcro strap (as explained in the registration section). Please place the strap on your ankle before you start your first race. 
  • Athletes will start their first race in waves as described above in a time trial format (see the section above on time trial starting).
  • Complete your first race and cross the finish line. The timing staff will take your timing chip.
  • Rest, recover, and refuel as needed. Take as much time as you need, but be sure you can complete all your races before timing ends at 1:30pm. 
  • Go to the Beast tent to get a new timing chip (on a velcro strap); you will need a new chip for each race. 
  • Once you get your new strap, then you can head to the start line and continue on with your next race. There will be a dedicated start corral for Beast athletes to start their next races. When you arrive at the start line, alert the starter, and you will be able to start right away. If multiple Beast racers arrive at the same time, we will space you out and release you every 10 seconds. 
  • Then repeat the steps above until you have completed all your races. 

NOTE: If you decide to stop early or are unable to complete all of the races, please alert the timer or starter.  

The Finish Line

  • The Finish Line will be right next to the Start Line, and will be marked with the word “Finish” and have the Speedy Feet Logos on it. 
  • Once you have crossed the finish line and complete all your races, please move to your car and head home. We are not able to have a post-race party and discourage congregating in groups. Please put on your mask once you are done racing. 
  • We really appreciate you coming to race with us, and look forward to seeing you again on course soon.

In-Race Photos

We will have a photographer out on course to take your pictures while you race. We will post all pictures on our Facebook page after the race for you to like, tag and share!

Results

Results will be posted on Run4Pancakes.com, which is also where you registered for the event. 

If you decide to stop early or are unable to complete your race, please alert the timer or starter so we can adjust your results accordingly.  

Medical Support

On race day, Dr. Curry and his team from Integrative Health and Sports Performance (IHSP) and Sugarcreek Chiropractic will be on site to provide medical support for our event. Please stop by their medical tent to say hello, to get information on all the ways they can help you stay healthy and perform at your peak! They are online at https://ihsp-oh.com/ 

Should an emergency arise on race day, please call 911 and inform a staff member or Dr. Curry’s team.  

Inclement & Cold Weather 

Our race is scheduled in Ohio on January 1st. Cold weather, snow, ice, and freezing wind chills could be a part of the race day weather. Please prepare for these conditions. Dress warmly! Clothing should provide an internal layer that allows evaporation of sweat with minimal absorption, a middle layer that provides insulation, and a removable external layer that is wind and water resistant and allows for evaporation of moisture. Toes, fingers, ears, and skin should be protected the most. Remove wet clothing as soon as practical and replace with dry, clean items. If you are doing multiple races, it is advised you have dry clothes to change into following each race.  In between races, please return to your cars to get out of the cold. In the case of inclement weather, cold temperatures or excessive snow races may be shortened, delayed or have a time limit imposed.

In Case the Race is Canceled due to Weather or COVID

As a last resort in the case of inclement weather, or as required by the State of Ohio and/or the Montgomery County Board of Health the event may be canceled. We will inform racers via email, text, social media and the event webpage. In this case, we will move the race to a virtual format. If we move to a virtual event, you will have until January 15, 2021, to complete your designated race. We will provide you a link to submit your race results. We will mail you all your swag and goodies by mid-January. We do not offer any refunds. 

Questions and More Information

BEFORE THE RACE: Please contact Rebekah for additional accommodations or questions at zoomracingusa12@gmail.com or ‭(614) 381-2781‬.

ON RACE DAY: Ask a staff member, the race starter or call Rebekah at (614) 381-2781‬.


GENERAL SAFETY PROTOCOLS

Developed in Partnership with the Montgomery County Board of Health

  1. If you have symptoms of COVID-19 you may not participate. 
    • We ask that you conduct a COVID-19 Home Safety Self-Check at home and we will also conduct one with you before you pick up your packet. You can see the COVID-19 Home Safety Self-Check above. If you are experiencing symptoms, please stay home. You can review a list of symptoms at the Montgomery County Board of Health website here: https://www.phdmc.org/coronavirus-updates/329-covid-19-symptoms
    • If you cannot participate on race day, please contact Rebekah at zoomracingusa12@gmail.com and complete the race virtually when you are able. We will mail you your swag by mid-January and log your virtual time, when you are able to complete the event. 
  2. There is no in-person race day registration at the race venue, but you can register online and then come see us. 
    • You can register online at home at Run4Pancakes.com all the way through race morning. So register online and then come and see us. 
  3. All runners must wear masks until the race actually starts. 
    • Everyone will be required to wear a mask at all times at the race site, unless they are actively running. The race staff and all race contractors will wear masks. We will have disposable masks at packet pick-up if you need one.  
  4. There will be a separate Start and Finish line so we can socially distance and allow one-way flow of runners/walkers. These will be clearly marked on race day. 
  5. We will have staggered starts in waves on race day. See the information above for start time and procedures. 
  6. Hand sanitizer stations will be provided at the start and finish line areas, as well as at packet pickup. 
  7. As required by the Montgomery County Board of Health, we may not have aid stations or water stops on course. Racers will be required to carry all of their own aid and hydration on course.
  8. There will not be a post-race party. Instead we are giving athletes their post race meal when they pick-up their packet. So you can enjoy your pancakes and goodies anytime since your meal is now to go!
  9. There is to be no spitting, or projections of any bodily fluid before, during or after race. We will have portable restrooms at packet pickup and on course for you to use. 
  10. All participants must avoid any physical contact with other participants, which includes high fives, fist bumps, or close contact before, during or after the event. 
  11. Before and during the race, participants must abide by the six-foot social distancing requirement when lining up or passing other participants. 
  12. Spectators are not permitted on the course, at start line, or finish line. 
  13. Participants are encouraged to gather their belongings and leave immediately after the race/walk. 
  14. There is to be congregating after the race. 

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