The Viking Victory Run is a 5K race, presented by For Paws Blue Cross Animal Hospital, a 1 mile Kids Fun Run, presented by Faith Friends Preschool, and a 1 lap Little Vikes Run that benefits the North Canton Elementary, Intermediate, and Middle School PTO organizations. Our goal is to promote fitness in our students and their families. All proceeds from our race will be split evenly amongst the PTO groups, to help fund programs such as field trips, enrichment classes, smart boards, and much more! In 3 years, we've raised over $50,000 for the PTO groups. In 2015, our goal is $25,000!
This year's race will be held on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at North Canton Memorial Stadium. The races will start on 7th Street, and finish on the track at North Canton Memorial Stadium. We hope to pack the stands with a cheering crowd, to urge our runners to the finish line!
The Kids Fun Run will feature a raffle for the runners. Kids earn raffle tickets for entering the race, and additional tickets can be purchased on Race Day! The Kids Fun Run kicks off at 2:00 PM.
NEW FOR 2015: In addition to a 1-mile Kids Fun Run, we will also have a 1-LAP Little Vikes Run, for all runners 6-and-under that don't want to try to go a full mile. When you register for the Kids Fun Run, you can choose either the 1-mile or the 1-lap (lap around the track). The Little Vikes Run will take place at 2:30 PM.
The 5K Race will be a part of the Ohio Challenge Series, with trophies given out to top finishers in several age categories. The 5K winds through the neighborhoods around the school, and will have an awesome finish line on the track! Because we are using the track, there are NO strollers or pets allowed in either the race or the Fun Run. The 5K kicks off at 3:00 PM, with awards to follow at 4:00 PM.
All runners, in Kids Fun Run, Little Vikes Run, and 5K, will receive a t-shirt! Also, EVERY KID GETS A MEDAL!
Another new thing for 2015: We have partnered with Christopher Fontes of Liberty Mutual Insurance. For every auto insurance quote that he does before May 31, 2015, Liberty Mutual
will donate $5 to the Viking Victory Run. If you get a home insurance quote at the same time, they will donate an additional $5. There is no purchase necessary or obligation to buy - just get a
quote. Here's a link to his website: https://www.libertymutual.com/
If you'd like to volunteer to help with our event, click HERE.
Please check out our sponsors! We couldn't put on this great event without them.
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Our 2014 race photos, provided by Lee Spencer Photography, can be found here: CLICK FOR PHOTOS.