Welcome to the 2024 Victory 5K!

 

Victory Christian Academy is pleased to announce the relaunch of the Victory 5K, presented by Baron’s Pharmacy, scheduled for Saturday, April 27, 2024. This run/walk is a family-friendly, community event that is also a certified and sanctioned USATF race. The weekend also includes a pasta feed and a free kids’ run.

VCA aspires to make a positive impact on our community. As part of this mission, VCA has committed to donating a percentage of race proceeds to Project Care Free Clinic in Hibbing. Project Care provides free, basic health care services to those who are underinsured or uninsured in our area.

Both Project Care and VCA are 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations aimed at serving well those who walk through their doors. By teaming up to organize and run this premier 5K event on the Iron Range, both organizations can be equipped financially to better serve our people.

The Victory 5K race will provide chip timing, and each pre-registered participant will be guaranteed a shirt and medal. There are multiple awards for individual and team racers, so please look through the registration information carefully.

This race is limited to the first 400 runners, so register early!

Location

The 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run start and finish lines will be at Victory Christian Academy (206 East 39th Street) in Hibbing, Minnesota. Click here to view the race route. Race Packet Pick-Up will be in the gym inside Victory Christian Academy.

Schedule

Friday, April 26

Race Packet Pick-Up4:00pm to 7:00pm
Pasta Feed4:00pm to 7:00pm

 

Saturday, April 27

Race Packet Pick-Up8:00am to 8:50am
Same-Day Registration8:00am to 8:50am
Victory 5K Run/Walk9:00am to 10:00am
Kids Fun Run10:00am to 10:30am
Awards Ceremony10:30am to 11:00am

Awards

Victory 5K Run/Walk

All pre-registered participants will receive a finisher’s medal for completing the race.

The awards in the individual competition will be presented as follows:

  • Top male runner
  • Top female runner
  • Top three male and female runners in each age division: 0-10, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+
  • Top three male walkers
  • Top three female walkers
  • Top three in wheelchair division

Awards for pre-registered teams:

  • Best Name Award – Receive the award for the most unique, creative, and inspiring name! VCA staff & students will vote on the most creative and entertaining name. Final team names must be submitted by Friday, April 19 via email.
  • Spirit Award – Receive the spirit award for being the team that demonstrates the most enthusiasm, energy, and sportsmanship! Race volunteers will vote for the team displaying the most fun on race day.
  • Largest Team Award – The team with the most members completing the race will receive the largest team award.
  • Best Dressed Award – The team with the best coordinating outfit or equipment will receive the best dressed award. Race volunteers will vote for the award on race day.
  • Largest Age Range – The team that has the greatest difference between the oldest and youngest team participant will receive this award.
  • Most Inspiring – Receive the award for the most inspiring team! Send us your story by Friday, April 19 via email.

 

Free Kids Fun Run

  • Kids 10 and under will complete a fun loop around the school grounds to introduce them to the love of running.
  • All participants will receive a finisher’s treat.

Fees & Registration

Victory 5K Early Registration Fees

Register by 11:59pm on Sunday, March 24, 2024

Adult$25.00
Youth (17 and under)$20.00

 

Victory 5K Regular Registration Fees

Online registration closes at 11:59pm on Sunday, April 21, 2024. Same-day registration is available.

Adult$35.00
Youth (17 and under)$30.00

 

Free Kids Fun Run (ages 10 and under)

  • Kids can participate without registering.
  • Pre-order kids’ sized t-shirt for $10.00 by April 21.

Volunteer

Are you interested in volunteering to help make the Victory 5K and Pasta Feed weekend go as smoothly as possible? If you choose to serve with us, we will have itinerary, directions, and clear communication for expectations and time commitments. Areas of service include race planning and prep, race-day operations, and the pasta feed. Each volunteer who registers will be given an official volunteer t-shirt for helping, so make sure you sign up and select your shirt size!

Sponsors

30 West

Balance Massage & Esthetics Studio

Baldwin Supply Co

Dave’s West Howard Auto

Ferguson

Fort & Company

Fraboni Sausage Co

Range Spine

L&M Supply

MN College North – Hibbing

Mucho Si

Portable John

Premier Physical Health

Primary Sensors

Security State Bank

Sly’s Kitchen

Sunrise Bakery

Superior Industrial Products

Valentini’s

Early registration discount ends on March 24. Online registration closes on April 21.

Race Packet Pick-Up will be from 4:00pm to 7:00pm on Friday and on Race Day from 8:00am to 8:50am in the VCA gym. We encourage you to pick your Packet up on Friday, and join us for our pasta feed at that time as well!

VCA is hosting a pasta fundraiser in conjunction with the Race Packet Pick-Up (Friday from 4-7pm). Tickets can be purchased in the school office or online now, or from a student starting April 2.

Early registration discount ends on March 24. Online registration closes on April 21.

Race Packet Pick-Up will be from 4:00pm to 7:00pm on Friday and on Race Day from 8:00am to 8:50am in the VCA gym. We encourage you to pick your Packet up on Friday, and join us for our pasta feed at that time as well!

VCA is hosting a pasta fundraiser in conjunction with the Race Packet Pick-Up (Friday from 4-7pm). Tickets can be purchased in the school office or online now, or from a student starting April 2.