5K Race/Walk and 1 Mile Fun Run

Presented by Murphy’s Jewelers

Featuring the Hospital Hill Challenge

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Two Races in One!

In addition to the 5k Race/Walk, we feature the Hospital Hill Challenge.
The last 1/2 mile of the course is all uphill.  In addition to the regular race timing, all runners will be timed separately for the last 1/2 mile.  The fastest male and female runners for the hill climb will receive awards.  In the event of a tie, the winner will be determined by fastest race time.

USATF Certified Course:

  • Course certification code: AR11010DLP

Date and Time:

  • Saturday, May 19, 2018
  • 5k Race/Walk starts at 7:30 am
  • Fun Run starts as soon as possible after the last 5k Walker Crosses the finish line (approximately 8:30 am)


  • There will be no race day registration for this year’s 5k Race / Walk.  All participants must pre-register.  Registration will close at noon on Friday, May 18.
  • Online-www.racesonline.com (more specifically:  https://racesonline.com/events/magnolia-blossom-festival-5k-race-walk)-A processing fee will apply.
    • By Mail – Send Completed Form and check payable to:

Murphy’s Jewelers
107 South Court Square
Magnolia, AR 71753

Make checks payable to: Murphy’s Jewelers

  • In Person – At Murphy’s Jewelers – See address listed above
  • Fun Run pre-registration will close at noon on Friday, May 18.  Fun Run in-person registration will be open again on race day at the 5k Race/Walk Finish Line (corner of N. Washington and Union Street) from 7:45 a.m. until the Fun Run starts.

 Entry Fee:

  • Through Saturday May 5, the 5k Race/Walk Entry fee is $20.00.  After May 5, and through noon on Friday, May 18 the 5k Race/Walk Entry Fee is $25.00.
  • Fun Run Entry Fee is $8.00. (Fun Run is a non-timed, one mile run, limited to participants 12 years old and under.)
  • Kids 12 and under that run or walk the 5k can participate in the Fun Run with no additional entry fee (no additional shirt will be given).  Just show the race number (bib) from the 5k to be eligible to participate.


  • Shirts will be guaranteed only to those registered by Tuesday, May 8.  Please register by then to ensure you receive one.
  • All 5k Race/Walk entrants that register ONLINE will have their choice of Technical or Cotton T-Shirts.  Those that register in-person or by mail will only be eligible to receive Cotton T-Shirts.
  • Cotton T-Shirts will be available to the first 50 Fun Run entrants.

Packet Pickup:

  • Advance – Packets may be picked up at Murphy’s Jewelers during normal business hours (9:00 am – 5:00 pm) on Wednesday, May 16, through Friday, May 18.  Only packets for those registered by noon on Tuesday, May 15, will be available for advance pickup.  All other packets will be available for pickup on race day.
  • Race Day – Packets must be picked up at Jackson Street Church of Christ (313 South Jackson) between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m.

Chip Timing:

  • Chip timing will be used for the 5k Race/Walk. Disposable race number (bib) tag timing chips will be provided for all participants.  Any participants that fail to properly wear their assigned race number (bib) will not be timed and will not be eligible for awards.


  • Runners
    • $100 Cash Prize to First Place Overall Male and Female
    • Top 3 Overall Male and Female
    • Top 3 Male and Female In Each Age Division
      • Age divisions are: Masters, 0-9, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60+
  • Walkers

    • Top Overall Male and Female
    • Top 3 Male and Female in Each Age Division
      • Age divisions are: 0-49 and 50+
  • Hospital Hill Challenge

    • $50 Cash Prize to Fastest Male and Female Runners for the 1/2 Mile Hospital Hill Climb.  In the event of a tie, the winner will be determined by fastest race time.

Fun Run:

  • The Fun Run is limited to participants 12 years old and under.  Medallions will be awarded to all finishers.

Door Prizes:

  • Door prizes will be given away at the award ceremony. Must be present to win.

Course Restrictions:

  • Only registered race/walk participants will be allowed on the course.  Pets, strollers, wagons, baby joggers, or any other hand pushed or pulled devices will NOT be allowed on the course.

Inclement Weather Policy:

  • The race will go on regardless of precipitation.  In the event that weather conditions present an imminent danger to participants, the race will be cancelled.  No refunds will be given.

Course Records:

Male Runner:                                  Female Runner:                
John Barham                                   Carli Langley
17:00.9                                            18:45.6
2016                                                2016

Male Hospital Hill Climb:              Female Hospital Hill Climb:
Pierce Kassmeier                            Carli Langley
2:28.6                                              3:06.6
2016                                                2016

For more information contact: Paul Garris at (870) 949-9035, Kathy Loper at
(870) 904-3988, or Mark Williams at (870) 234-3072.



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