Join us on September 25, 2021
This is one event you don't want to miss!
Platter’s Chocolates is hosting our 4th Annual Sponge Candy 5K on September 25, 2021. This will be a fun, family-oriented event to raise money for a charity that has captured the hearts of all us here at Platter’s Chocolates – Olivia’s Bears. It’s a wonderful organization that was started by a young woman right here in our local community. All of us at Platter’s Chocolates are so excited to support this local organization and we hope you are too!
To learn more about Olivia's Bears, please click here: https://www.facebook.com/oliviasbearswny/
At 3:30 pm, the 4th Annual “Run for Sponge” 5k will commence.
The race will start on Ohio Street and finish in front of the Platter's Chocolate factory in the newly renovated Wurlitzer Building in North Tonawanda, New York using USATF Certified Course #NY15045. All participants will receive sponge candy and fruit, yogurt, snacks, and bottled water will be served at the finish line.
All race participants and supporters are invited to stick around Platter's Chocolate for the post-race celebration. There will be fruit, yogurt, snacks, bottled water, prizes and giveaways, and of course the awards ceremony. Our neighbors at Woodcock Brother’s Brewing will have food, beer, refreshments, and live music to keep the party going after the race!
908 Niagara Falls Blvd
North Tonawanda, NY 14120
REGISTRATION & PACKET PICKUP
Online registration will remain open right up until the start of the race. Race day registration and packet pickup will take place inside the Wurlitzer Building from 2:00 pm right up until the start of the race at 3:30 pm.
*All participants who register by 9/20/21 will be guaranteed to receive an official Sponge Candy 5K t-shirt! Those who register after this date will be provided with a shirt (if available) on a first come-first serve basis.
- 5K Registration ............ $25/$30 after 9/20/21
POST RACE CELEBRATION
There will be plenty of free parking at the Wurlitzer Building with overflow parking available at Walmart.
AGE GROUPS & AWARDS
Amazing chocolate gift baskets and custom race medals will be presented to the 1st place overall male and female 5K finishers and custom race medals will be presented to the top three male and female 5K runners in each of the following age groups:
Age Groups: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 and older.
There will be no refunds. In the event of foul weather, public safety concerns, or for any other reason deemed necessary by race organizers (ex: pandemic, state of emergency, etc), we reserve the right to postpone/reschedule/modify the event at our discretion and/or offer a virtual alternative if necessary.
CONTACT / INFORMATION
For additional information on the race or sponsorship opportunities available, please contact Vicky Keeler at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 716-389-3054.
TIMING & FINISH LINE SERVICES
Gun start/chip finish timing services using industry leading Jaguar Electronic RFID timing will be provided by Race Management Solutions. Results are updated throughout the race in real time and can be accessed at any time after crossing the finish line using any one of the following options:
- FREE ITSYourRace Mobile App
- RMS Race Results Kiosk/Printer
- Scrolling Results TV Monitor(s)
Race participants can also use the ITSYourRace platform to view and share finish line photos with family and friends for free on Facebook. Custom finisher certificates can also be downloaded from the results page at no charge!