American Highlander 5K Kilted Fun Run
Time & Location
About the Event
Join us for the 2021 American Highlander 5K Fun Run & 0.0 “All Gain, No Pain” Virtual Challenge!
Sunday, October 17th , 2021
Our event will feature:
- Pre-Run Event Gathering at American Highlander
- Post-Run festivities at River Horse Brewing Company
- Finisher’s Raffle
- Participant medallions
- Live entertainment
- First 200 registrants receive a Special Edition Event T-shirt and package
- Specials from American Highlander Kilts
9:30 AM – Registration and Packet Pick-Up at American Highlander
10:30 AM – Fun Run Starts
11:30 AM – Fun Run Ends
11:31:00 AM – The “No Pain, All Gain 0.0 Challenge*” Starts
11:31:30 AM – The “No Pain, All Gain 0.0 Challenge*” Ends
11:45 AM – Event Festivities commence at River Horse Brewing Co.
(for adult beverages, we will check ID’s.)
Walk up registration for the American Highlander / L2K Charities Fun Run; 0.0 Virtual
Challenges begins at 9:30 AM, at American Highlander Kilts in the Glen Roc
Shopping Center, 186 Scotch Rd., Ewing.
The Fun Run 2021 will begin at 10:30 AM – participants will choose their own route (suggested
routes provided) and will Finish at the River Horse Brewing Co., 2 Graphics Dr., Ewing, a ½
mile away by 11:30 AM.
* Please note, that as this is a Fun Run – we must be all be respectful of others and their
individual choices as to the realities of the pandemic, such as proper spacing, masking as desired
(tartan masks will be available at the Store), etc. You will be provided with suggested routes to
River Horse Brewing Co. and the Event Festivities, we encourage and strongly urge you to be mindfully
aware of all Ewing Township Rules and Regulations as regards to sidewalks, traffic,
intersections, rules, etc.
We will have Volunteers along the routes to answer questions, direct you on the sidewalks, paths,
and to assist you in safe crossing at traffic lights – treat this as if you are out in the community for a
Fun outing with friends, old and new.
Therefore, there will be no Timing services other than a General Clock at the Finish (… this is a Fun
Recovering from an injury? Have a different training regimen?
We are inaugurating our new event, The 0.0 Warrior Challenge*, which begins (and ends!) at 11:31 AM, at River Horse Brewing, site of the Festivities.
* What is the 0.0 Challenge?
Filling a glaring gap in local Celtic athletic competition, we proudly offer the Delaware Valley's only
“0.0 Warrior Challenge Race”-- join a mighty field of veteran competitors in this year's premier Celtic event!
Not familiar with the 0.0 concept? Read on ...
The “No Pain, All Gain” concept brings the supportive friends and family who encourage you to run, together with the actual participants. These are the folks who can be heard saying things like: “You’re crazy”, What? “Me?? Run???”, “I couldn’t drive that far! You'll never catch me in a kilt! & “That’s a skirt! , or most distressingly, “Today’s Celts don’t wear kilts.”
[Editors Note – False: Real Celts wear kilts ... if you’re sporting undergarments (no questions - we won’t judge!), it’s a skirt; if you’re all about “Freedom”, it’s a kilt!]
In the end (and it’s all about getting done quickly) comes the best part of the race …
The Finish line!
HOW DOES IT WORK?
After the participants (the crazy ones) take off on their Fun Run / Walk, the 0.0 Challenge Warriors cozy up to near the Finish Line at River Horse. They get their own starting line ceremony, the horn goes off, and they head directly to the Celtic Warrior Garden at River Horse, in a more- or-less-straight-bee-line-dead-shuffle (no elbowing, please – we don’t want a donnybrook over seating!) This allows the whole crowd the opportunity to cheer you on, as your reward for all those years of training to perfect those efficient refrigerator / bathroom runs of 30 seconds or less.
WHAT DO YOU GET FOR REGISTERING?
You get a commemorative display card, custom race bib, non-existent professional timing (up to 30
seconds!), a Race shirt, a Finisher medal, Beverage discounts, Food, Music, Camaraderie, Fellowship
… and the satisfaction of knowing you did absolutely nothing at all to earn it!
Who can participate?
If you can walk, crawl or roll, you’re eligible (we encourage the pre-placement of oxygen tanks at the Finish.)
Who does the 0.0 Race benefit?
First, it benefits those Celtic Warriors who Register, because they get all the bling, plus, the adulation showered only upon elite athletes (not to mention the pride that comes with being among the Best of the Best!) More importantly, a portion of every Registration fee goes to providing support for local charities. It’s an easy way to get your Licensed To Kilt without breaking a sweat (or worse yet, tweaking a long-forgotten muscle!)
I’m hoping to win. Will there be awards?
Yes. Train with confidence! Winners will be awarded something .. maybe (and probably not very useful, but we’re scouring area couches for loose change.)
Pricing (same as the Fun Run): $40.00 - online, thru 10/13, $45.00 thereafter, by using the button below and then choose the “Virtual / Challenge Runner” option, fill in the fields.
You can register one of two ways:
1. Register instantly by filling out our online application (Entering your Name, plus Payment to
Register will constitute your Acknowledgment (aka, your virtual signature) of our Waiver; or
2. Download the Entry Form and bring it with you to the Registration Desk day of Event (let us know you're coming so that we can plan and have your Event Packet at the ready!)
* VERY IMPORTANT, PLEASE NOTE:
NO EVENT PACKETS WILL BE RELEASED nor PARTICIPANTS ADMTTED TO THE FUN RUN WITHOUT A SIGNED WAIVER – NO EXCEPTIONS.
(our legal beagles make us do this, sorry!)
We look forward to seeing you on Sunday, October 17th, 2021!
A RACE DAY COMMEMORATIVE T-SHIRT & PACKET WILL BE GUARANTEED TO THE FIRST 200 TO REGISTER!
WAIVER: In consideration of this Entry, I hereby for myself, my heirs, my executors and administrators, release any and all rights, claims, and damages that I may have against the American Highlander Kilts, River Horse Brewing Co., Westfield Integrated Resources/WestAm, L2K Charities, all Sponsor(s), all Race Officials, the municipality of Ewing Township NJ, and anyone else not listed yet Involved, from any and all injuries suffered by me in the course of this Event. I acknowledge that participating in this Event is a potentially hazardous activity, that I should not enter unless I am fit, medically able, and properly trained. I assume all risks associated with my participation in this Event, including but not limited to falls, contact with other Participants, the effects of the weather including heat and humidity, traffic and conditions of the road, all such risks being owned and appreciated by me. I agree to abide by any decision of an Event Official relative to my ability to compete safely. I agree to abide by all pedestrian safety and traffic ordinances of Ewing Township in choosing my Day of Event route or suggested route. Having read this Waiver, and knowing these facts, I have signed this Registration Form. The above Signature further grants full permission to use any Photographs, video, or any other record of this Event for any purpose. Entry must be signed by the Participant, Parent or Legal Guardian; if under Eighteen (18) years old, Parent or Legal Guardian Signature is required. Payment must accompany this Entry Form to complete Registration
- American Highlander 5K Run$40$400$0
- Non Runner Ticket$10$100$0