LAKE WALES NOON ROTARY PLANS QUIVERING QUADS
Lake Wales, FL – The Rotary Club of Lake Wales has announced its 2016 Quivering Quads, a series of 4 races in 24 hours, and this year they’ve added more perks for participants.
“This is our second year of putting on this race event,” said race coordinator Maryemma Bachelder. “Last year, the weather didn’t cooperate, so we changed our date this year to early November to avoid late summer thunderstorms, and to take advantage of slightly cooler temperatures.”
The Quivering Quads race gives runners – and walkers – a chance to complete four races in 24 hours.
Quivering Quads will be held Nov. 4-5. It starts Friday, Nov. 4 at 6 p.m. with a 5K race, starting and ending at the lake across from Kiwanis Park. The second and third races will be held on Saturday morning, Nov. 5, starting with a one-mile sprint at 7 a.m. on the trail behind Kiwanis Park, followed by a 2-mile run along the trail around the lake (starting and ending near the gazebo), at 8:15 a.m. The final race Saturday at 5:30 p.m. will be the same 5K as Friday night. Sweet Ella’s Produce of Lake Wales, one of the race sponsors, is providing fresh fruit for runners at all the races.
“This event is great for runners and walkers of all skills levels and speeds,” Bachelder said. “We encourage people to register for all four, but they certainly can sign up for fewer if they prefer.”
New to this year’s event, all participants who complete all four races will receive a finisher’s medal, in addition to their event T-shirt.
Following the final 5K on Saturday night, participants are invited to enjoy pizza and refreshments at Kiwanis Park, and awards will be announced. Awards will be given in 10-year age divisions, plus Overall Male and Overall Female.
The fee for all four races is $60 in advance, $75 the weekend of the event. Individual races are $20 each, or $25 the weekend of the event. Only those who participate in all 4 races are eligible for prizes and finisher’s medals.
To register, visit www.LWRotaryClub.com.