The Edwardsville Rotary Downtown Dash

August 17, 2019

6 PM | Downtown Edwardsville

The Edwardsville Rotary Downtown Dash Sponsored by Carrollton Bank

Would you like to jog, run or dash 1.4 miles for a great cause? Then this unique Rotary Fun Run is for you! With every step you take, you are directly supporting the charitable activities of the Edwardsville Rotary Club. That means you are supporting grants, scholarships, and service projects in our community and communities just like ours all over the world.

The Edwardsville Rotary Downtown Dash is a running event within the lineup of Criterium cycling races. Your participation will raise money for the Edwardsville Rotary Club. It takes place on the same 0.7 mile course the cyclists compete on and you will run 2 laps. A casual jogging pace will be able to finish the Open Division time limit of 20 minutes.

There are Open Division medals 3 deep for both men and women in 8 age groups. Elite runners will compete for $500 in prize money and medals. They have specific requirements in order to run in that division: Men a confirmed 5 min mile or 17 min 5K; Women a confirmed 6 min mile or 20 min 5K.

1.4 Miles

Complete within 20 minutes.

$500 in Payouts

Open Runners get Medals and Elites get Cash and Medals.

Family Fun

With fast paced entertainment, a kid zone, and a food zone, every member of your family will have an amazing time.

Schedule

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Junior Ages 9-18 & Women 4/5

30 mins

Main Street

Amateur

Payout: Medals

Depth: 3 for Juniors & 3 for Women

$20 Juniors / $40 Women

Field Limit: 75

Masters 40+ & 50+

45 mins

Main Street

Professional

Payout: $300 per class

Depth: 6

$35 online / $40 day of event

Field Limit: Combined 75

Cat 5

30 mins

Main Street

Amateur

Payout: Medals

Depth: 3

$35 online / $40 day of event

Field Limit: 75

Crit Kids Race

Varies

Main Street

Amateur

Payout: Medals

Depth: 3 each race

Free

Field Limit: 100

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Dash Elite Run (2 Laps)

10 mins

Main Street

Amateur & Professional

Payout: $500

Depth: Top 3 Men & Women per Age Group

$25 online / $30 day of event

Field Limit: 300

Cat 4

45 mins

Main Street

Professional

Payout: $400

Depth: 8

$35 online / $40 day of event

Field Limit: 100

Women Open

60 mins

Main Street

Professional

Payout: $2K/$3.75K

Depth: 10/20

$35 online / $40 day of event

Field Limit: 75

Cat 3

60 mins

Main Street

Professional

Payout: $900/$1.5K

Depth: 10/20

$35 online / $40 day of event

Field Limit: 100

Pro Cat 1/2

75 mins

Main Street

Professional

Payout: $2K/$3.75K

Depth: 25

$35 online / $40 day of event

Field Limit: 100

High Speed Bike Racing

Enjoy the excitement of the high speed pro bike races taking place on Main Street. Each race of varying time and skill level will begin and end at the start/finish line located on Main Street. Each lap is 0.7 mile. Bicyclists will travel south on Main Street, making a sharp right turn on Vandalia towards "Ninian's Narrows", an 80 foot narrow course in front of Edwardsville's namesake statue, Ninian Edwards. The riders will then make a left onto Benton, a right on Ramey, a right turn on Coventry, a second right onto St. Louis Street where they will make a 45 degree turn passing the Madison County courthouse. Bicyclists will make their final right turn back onto Main Street where riders will sprint to the finish line.

7 hours

Main Street

Professionals

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Experience the Taste of Town

In addition to the great restaurants, cafes and bars in Edwardsville’s Downtown (Cleveland Heath, Bigelos, North Main Diner, Big Daddys, Recess Brewing, Stagger Inn, Dewey’s Pizza, 222 Artisan Bakery, Sgt. Peppers, Sacred Grounds and the Foundry), 6 additional local favorites will have booths under the large tent in the “Spokes & Spoons Food Zone” on Main Street in front of the Courthouse. Global Brew will be providing adult beverages at two separate locations, on the course, within the open container perimeter.

7 hours

Main Street in front of the Courthouse

21+ (Alcohol)

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Pedal & Paint Art Tent

Kids and families are invited to show off their creative side in the First Mid Bank & Trust and the Edwardsville Arts Center's "Pedal and Paint Art Tent". This will be open from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. All participants will get to personally create a free "make it and take it" piece of artwork with a bicycle theme. The tent can be found at the intersection of Vandalia and Main in Downtown Edwardsville.

Edwardsville Township Helmet Fitting & Giveaway

Edwardsville Township is pleased to host the GlennonKids Safety Program from SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center. The GlennonKids’ Safety Program will offer free bicycle helmet fittings to children ages 2 to 18. Staff from Cardinal Glennon will teach parents how to correctly fit their children’s helmets and children without helmets may receive one for free while supplies last.

5 hours

Crit Kids Zone

Kids of all ages

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Free Kids Races Registration

Registration for the four free Crit Kids races will be held at the Crit Kids Zone located at the corner of Main and Vandalia. Registration will take place from 4:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.

2 hours

Crit Kids Zone

Kids up to 10 years old

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Rotary Criterium Kids Races

For the second year in a row, the 2018 Rotary Criterium is proud to host four FREE kids races thanks to our sponsors from The Edwardsville Wresting Club and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, beginning at 6:45. The categories for the races are as follows: Ages 3 and under; ages 4-6; ages 7-8; ages 9-10. Races will start at the The Starting Line for the Criterium on Main Street next to Trailhead Church. All kids are required to wear helmets at all times during the race.

30 mins

Main Street

Kids up to 11 years old

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2019 sponsor

Click on the Carrollton Bank logo to show support!