George Benjamin, Jr. & H. Browning Ross Memorial 5K Run & Walk (BR5K)
Sunday, June 4, 2017, 9:30 a.m.
The “BR5K” has been the RRCW’s flagship event for 23 consecutive years and we want to make this year’s race the best one yet! The first event of the RRCW Race Series, the Benjamin-Ross 5K Run & Fun Walk honors the memory of Woodbury residents Pfc. George Benjamin, Jr., Medal of Honor Winner and H. Browning Ross, 1948 & 1952 U.S. Olympian and founder of the RRCA!
In 1995, the 50th anniversary of the end of WWII, Browning Ross organized the first George Benjamin Memorial 5K Run in honor of Woodbury’s Medal of Honor recipient. In 1998, after Browning’s death, the race was renamed the Benjamin-Ross Memorial 5K Run. In 2000, walkers were added at the request of Browning’s Sports East (sporting goods store) partner Dr. Bill Heughan.
Proceeds support the RRCW, the George Benjamin, Jr. Memorial Scholarship and the H. Browning Ross Memorial Scholarship Fund.
After a slightly altered course last year due to Wood Street construction, we will be switching back to the original 5K course where the race finishes on the Woodbury High School track!
We hope to see you there!
- Team registration is available
- Registration Fee: $20 until May 30.
- On-site Registration fee: $25
- Race Day Registration Opens 8:00 am.Register, Check-in, pick up T-shirts.
- 9:30 a.m. Race begins. • Course: Begins at the Benjamin and Ross memorials at the base of Wood Street outside the WHS stadium, passes Browning Ross house, continues through the tree-lined West Side of Woodbury to finish on the WHS track.
- Race distance is 5K, 3.1 miles. In keeping with a Browning Ross tradition, distances are approximate.
- Address race-related questions to firstname.lastname@example.org, 609-876-9041.
PRIZES AND AWARDS
- Race shirt to first 200 registrants.
- Food and snacks pre-and post-race.
- Overall men’s and women’s champions receive engraved silver bowls.
- Medals are awarded to the top three male and female finishers in each 5 year age bracket from 8 and Under to 70 and Over.
- Fun prizes for top 3 age-adjusted teams.