Forget medals, trophies, or the satisfaction of a race well-run. What could be better than participating in a 10K with the reward of free beer, wine, and award-winning baby back ribs? If that doesn’t sound like the perfect way to treat yourself after such a lengthy run, then we don’t know what is. But we think South Florida’s Runner’s Depot has the right idea as it hosts Flanigan’s Rockin’ Rib Run 10K for 1,000 participating runners. Aside from the complimentary refreshments, participants are eligible for a handful of goodies and honorary recognition. All participants will receive finisher medals for their contributions, while prize money ($1,500) will be awarded to the top three overall male and female winners based on the 10K’s qualifying times: sub-33:00 (men) and sub-37:15 (women). Trophies will also be awarded to overall, masters, and the top three finishers in each age group. In addition to an award, the first-place winner in each group will receive a special gift bag. In fact, barely anyone misses out when it comes to goodies, as all preregistered participants will receive a tote bag filled with a race T, towels, a water bottle, and many other treats. The rewards alone will make you want to put your best effort forth, as this is a 10K-certified course that starts and ends in Tree Tops Park and heads north down Nob Hill Road in Davie. Encourage your children to join the cause in the Kid’s Race, which is for children 10 years old and under. Capped at 100 participants, this race costs $10 and includes a T-shirt and finisher ribbons for all runners.
The Flanigan’s Rockin’ Rib Run 10K takes place at 7 a.m. Sunday at Tree Tops Park, 3900 SW 100th Ave. in Davie. The Kid’s Race starts at 8:30 a.m. Arrive at least 45 minutes early for parking. There’s a $1.50-per-person park entry fee. All proceeds benefit the FACE Foundation for the Advancement of Community and Education — Dade Christian School. Visit runnersdepot.com to register.
Sun., Oct. 26, 7 a.m., 2014