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Common Ground Country Fair 5K Foot Race

This year at the Common Ground Country Fair found us enjoying Sunday morning's mild temperatures as we all gathered for the 39th annual 5000 meter footrace. The event kicks-off the final day of the fair with its best foot forward.  Many early risers toed the line to participate & compete through the outskirts of the fairgrounds.

This year's male champion is Thomas Abello with a time of 18:18. He tempered his effort well throughout the preliminary stages of the race as he let others go out hard into the early lead, only to see them succumb midway. Kendra Emery is our Women's champion with a time of 20:57.  She navigated the roads and fields course well and was uncontested as she kicked for the finish line in the final stages of the race. 

We hope to see you all next year along with some new faces to keep this event a fun and energetic experience.

It's healthy for You!

The Common Ground Fair invites one & all to take part in one of the oldest and most traditional forms of contest: the foot race. One need only swiftness of feet and strength of spirit to pit one's self against the 5000 meter organic race course. That's correct ... Unlike other race courses, this unique terrain treats your soles to rich & nutrient dense footing that will fuel your footsteps for the opening of the fairgrounds. Come enjoy some early morning exercise, wonderful camaraderie, and the best fair experience around.

Course records:
Female: 18:55 Leah Frost 2013
Male: 15:29 Adam Goode 2012

Online registration will open in summer, 2016. You may pre-register online for $18 or register the day of the race for $20.

Registration on the morning of the race is 6:30-7:30AM. Please make all registration fees payable to MOFGA.

The race start and day-of registration tent are located in the South Parking lot next to the Wind Mill.


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