Woodstock 5K

Woodstock 5K When: August 5, 2017   |   7:30 am Where: 1301 Woodstock Ave, Anniston, AL How Much: $25 until July 14 Anniston Runners Club Members receive discount. Kidstock 1 Mile When: August 5, 2017   |   8:30 am Where: 1301 Woodstock Ave, Anniston, AL How Much: $12 until July 14   The historic Woodstock 5K is […]

Woodstock 5K

When: August 5, 2017   |   7:30 am
Where: 1301 Woodstock Ave, Anniston, AL
How Much: $25 until July 14

Anniston Runners Club Members receive discount.

Kidstock 1 Mile

When: August 5, 2017   |   8:30 am
Where: 1301 Woodstock Ave, Anniston, AL
How Much: $12 until July 14

 

The historic Woodstock 5K is just around the corner. The annual race, known as the bird, is scheduled for August 5, with a start/finish on Woodstock Avenue in Anniston. The race has been a staple in the Model City community for nearly four decades, and it has made an impression on a countless number of runners.

The Anniston Runners Club (ARC) sponsors the race and welcomes you to participate in the Woodstock 5K and Kidstock 1 Mile. ARC Vice-President, Nicole Dieckow, says “So many people get too caught up in time, it’s just important to keep moving.”

This is Dieckow’s first year directing the Woodstock 5K which will serve as the Road Runners Club of America’s Alabama State 5K Championship race. She says, “It’s a huge honor established by the previous race directors. We have been truly lucky to have great members pour so much of themselves into this race.”

Woodstock is a challenging 5K with a famous up-the-hill finish on Woodstock Avenue, and Dieckow encourages everyone willing and able to participate. She says she ran in her first 5K when she was 24, “I was 250 pounds, but someone asked me join them.” She says during that race something lit a fire inside of her. “Without that race, my life would be completely different.”

The ARC holds practice runs leading up to the Woodstock, and everyone is welcome. Those runs are July 1, July 15, and July 29.  Dieckow says there are also runs on Thursdays at 5:30 pm. The practice run on July 29 also serves as the ARC’s Remembrance Run. “It’s a 5K not for time, but to remember those we have lost,” says Dieckow.

In addition, there is a cookout on Thursday before the Woodstock, provided by the Anniston Runner’s Club. After the race, on August 5, runners are invited to celebrate with food, music, fellowship, and vendors.

Whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been running your whole life, the ARC encourages runners of all levels and abilities to participate. The message behind the Woodstock 5K is having fun while being healthy, and that’s what makes the Woodstock 5K Completely Calhoun County.

Practice Runs

Practice runs begin at 7:30 am

July 1
July 15
July 29

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