Seventh First Annual Roo Run x ASICS
What: A 5k race across the festival grounds
Where: The Roo Run begins promptly at 9am Saturday June 15th, at Plaza 2 (located in the northeastern campgrounds. Look for the Barn by the edge of the woods!).
For the seventh year in a row, we invite you to race around The Farm! In partnership with ASICS, get ready to be #winthelongrun and run across the Bonnaroo campgrounds, over the hills and through the woods.Sign up for the 5 kilometer race by registering online and paying through our payment link. All participants must sign up online once payment is completed, so make sure you register before the festival kicks off. Entrance fee is $25, with all proceeds reinvested back into the community through the Bonnaroo Works Fund. If you’re a slacker and want to wait until you get to the Farm we will be accepting new registrations Friday June 14th ONLY, at the Plaza 2 Roo Run Bib Pick Up tent from 10am-2pm. But we can’t promise you a spot in this amazing race as it may sell out!
The Roo Run course twists across the Bonnaroo campgrounds, over hills and through the woods abutting the festival grounds. Make sure you dress for the occasion. Headbands, high socks, and fairy wings and costumes of all kinds encouraged. Athletic shoes are required. Spectators can kick it however you like. From flip-flops to aquasocks, wear whatever you need to rise and shine to a new day on The Farm. We’ll be handing out prizes to fast runners, slow walkers and the funkiest-dressed early-rising Bonnaroovians in sight. Oh and heads-up, first 3 winners and best dressed win an ASICS prize pack.
When you get to The Farm: After registering online, make sure you pick up your Roo Run race bib and shirt on festival Friday June 14th between 10 am – 2 pm (be sure to customize your bib too!) at the Roo Run tent located at Plaza 2. To make your participation official, show us proof of registration (printed, or on your phone) and your matching ID (must be 18 or older). All runners must complete the a waiver whether you purchase online, or in person.
On race day: On Saturday morning, arrive at the starting line 15-30 minutes before the 9am start time. We will start at 9am promptly, so leave enough time to get over to the starting line! And make sure you’re a well-oiled machine when you toe the line: drink plenty of water and eat healthy before the race begins. There will be water stations along the route, but it’s always good to come prepared with your own reusable water bottle.
Ultra-marathoner Charlie Engle will be our 2018 Grand Marshall, so get there early for some extra tips from a true runner professional! From a guy that ran nearly 5,000 miles across the Sahara, and is planning a run from the Dead Sea to Mt. Everest later this year; you can rest assured that this “Running Man” will lead you all across the finish in true Roo style!
We will not be signing up any new runners or handing out any bibs on the morning of the Roo Run so please ensure to pick up at check in on Festival Friday!