Cash awards will be presented to runners in the following categories:*
Awards will also be given to the top three overall finishers in each
age category*: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44,
45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69 and 70+.
In addition, a special award is given each year to the oldest runner in honor of E.K. Tolley-Beeson, a beloved runner who never missed participating in the Heart & Sole Five Miler until she lost a brave fight to breast cancer in 2012.
In accordance with USATF rules, all awards are based on gun time, not chip time.
* One award per participant.
A special $200 award will be given to any runner who breaks the race record of 26:55, set by Janet Cherobon of Norcross, GA, in 2010.
Walkers will also be eligible for door prizes based on participation, not time. All prizes will be presented at the post-event ceremony in Finlay Park, located at Taylor and Assembly Streets.