gENERAL RACE INFORMATION
The race will be held on October 21st.
The race begins at Bill Harkins Field, also known as Chiefs field.
cost of entry:
Entry cost is $25 until September 30th, 2018. The price will raise to $35 on October 1st, 2018. Cost of virtual participation is $35.
Location/time of packet pickup:
Packet pickup will be on Bill Harkins Field on October 18th and 19th
between 4:00pm and 6:00pm.
Deadline to participate virtually:
The deadline to participate virtually is September 30th, 2018.
What is it?
Created in 2017 to honor past, present, and future Marching Chiefs that proudly carry the legacy of Florida State throughout their lives, the 2018 Marching Chiefs 5K promises to be more outstanding than the first. The race demonstrates what it is like to run as a Marching Chief through the campus of our beloved university.
What is it for?
Presented by Kappa Kappa Psi, a national music fraternity, the 5K is designed to directly benefit the Florida State's College of Music band programs. In fact, all proceeds from the race go to funding improvements for Florida State's College of Music band programs and the Marching Chiefs.
WHAT MAKES THIS RACE DIFFERENT THAN OTHER RACES?
The atmosphere, tradition, and spirit of one of the best marching bands in the nation. The power of four hundred twenty members dedicated to upholding the Garnet and Gold. Participants will initially set off through our beloved campus, passing by landmarks that have become iconic staples of Florida State tradition and culture. Just as the Marching Chiefs play for our university's athletic teams as they charge onto the field of action, all Marching Chiefs will be there to play, cheer, and volunteer for you, making this an event unlike any other. Feel the power of the Warchant propel you towards the finish line upon the Chiefs' very own practice field as you pass over the fifty yard line. As the Marching Chiefs stay with you every step of the way, there is no other event or race like this.
I don't live in tallahasse, can i still participate?
Yes! Runners can participate in two ways: physically and virtually. General registration allows runners to physically participate in the race on campus on race day, but virtual registration allows participants to participate in the race even if they cannot physically attend while still receiving the included race items.
Will there be any time to watch the marching Chiefs perform?
The Marching Chiefs will be performing at the homecoming football game on the Saturday before the race, but if you would like to see them in action before the football game, they will be practicing for their Homecoming game between 4:00pm and 6:00pm on October 18th and October 19th during packet pickup!
Is the race chip timed?
Yes, thanks to Gulf Winds Track Club, this year the Marching Chiefs 5K will be chip timed.