The 26th annual Coyote Chase Race 5K and 1-mile run will take place Saturday, Nov. 16, at Weatherford College. And in honor of the college’s 150th anniversary, event planners have organized a carnival atmosphere for families to enjoy.
In addition to the run, the day will include bounce houses, an obstacle course, face painting, crafts, magician, balloon artist, along with carnival games and prizes.
This year’s school challenge has also been amped up with the addition of prizes for the top elementary schools who bring competitors. The school with the most registered runners will win a $300 prize, second place $200 and $100 for third place.
Pre-registered runners will again receive long sleeve, microfiber T-shirts.
Online registration is available at www.wc.edu/chaserace. RunTime Racing Services will handle the event’s timing and course layout, and those who opt in will be able to use RunTime’s chip-timing technology.
First Financial Bank will continue to provide trophies and medals for the event, a service the bank has provided every year since the race’s inception in the mid-1990s. The top three finishers in more than 40 age categories will receive medals. Categories include all ages for the 5K and up to age 12 for the 1-mile.
Registration is $20 per adult runner through Nov. 16, with race day registration for $25. Children 12 and under are $15. Both races begin at 9 a.m.
In addition to First Financial Bank, sponsors include Pulliam Pools, Rosa’s Café, Victory Baptist Academy and Jacy Guynes State Farm Insurance. Rosa’s will provide post-race refreshments.
For more information, visit the event website at www.wc.edu/chaserace.