(Closed) Wedding 5k Race?

posted 5 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: Would you hire someone to plan a "wedding 5k" for you?
    Yes : (2 votes)
    20 %
    No : (7 votes)
    70 %
    It depends : (1 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
    709 posts
    Busy bee

    @TrailsCocktails:  Who do you want to participate in the 5k? just you and FI? or the bridal party? or all the guests? 

    do you need much more than a track that’s long enough, a starting signal and a stop watch? 

    or is everyone a “real” runner and it wouldn’t feel right without having numbers, a tracking chip for the time etc., water supply and whatnot? 

    Post # 4
    841 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    @TrailsCocktails:  I think I’d be hungover/tired and wouldn’t want to run a 5k.

    Post # 7
    474 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013


    Sounds like fun! You know your guests best and their potential level of participation.

    I’d hire someone to help if the logistics desired are complicated (ie, group permits, any street closures, water and Gatorade stations, official timing, bibs, prizes, handling of monies for charity, etc).

    But if you’re envisioning something very simple and everyone knows the route without course markings, I think you could pull it off with unpaid help.

    Post # 9
    8880 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    how many people are involved?  can you just plan a route through your neighborhood or whereever you want it.


    if you want it official with timing chips, permits, etc, it could probably get expensive.




    my tri club did a 7 mile run through the x-mas lights in a local neighborhood that is known for good lights.  the coordinater handed out cue sheets, runners brought their own water.  it was a lot of fun and nothing official about it.








    Post # 11
    1092 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @TrailsCocktails:  I think it could be fun! Just track a 5k course and make sure to mark it well! For the people who don’t want to participate, you could have them at a water/gatorade station, have some at turns that people might not see (even with signs), and have some to cheer people on as they finish. 

    We have lots of races around here that are weekly and they are really lowkey and very well attended. You could also make up some fun awards and hand out simple prizes. You could do like overall male/female, overall from FI’s family, overall from yours, overall from friends, and then age groups too. 

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