By now we have all seen that 2020 is going to be a non-standard year to say the least. It’s a year that demands outside-the-box thinking and event planners are faced with a choice: cancel the event or come up with new innovative ways to engage the community without creating a public health risk. Downtown Wytheville has chosen the latter approach to our big fall event, The Mayhem on Main Street 5k.
We are going Virtual!!
With that being said, here is how the event will look for 2020.
By now you have seen many virtual 5K events popping up everywhere, but we want to take it to another level! This virtual opportunity gives everyone the ability to participate from a beginner who has never ran or walked a 5K to the novice runner, all from the comfort of your home on your treadmill or around your very own neighborhood if you so choose. We still encourage participants to run the original award-winning route as seen below. We will also be creating new routes in and around the Downtown area that we are sure will challenge you. But the good thing for those participants who do not normally run 5K races, you will have the entire month of October to track your miles!! All you have to do is tag us on social media #zombiebash5k or send us a message @downtownwytheville and we will help you track your progress! Once your 3.1 miles are completed, take a selfie with the LOVE sign / Zombie headquarters at Withers park (as seen in the how to video above) if you choose to take one at this location. But wherever you choose to complete your 5K, whether it be Downtown, at home on the treadmill, or at Crystal Springs Recreation Area, you can take a selfie at any of those locations instead and tag us! #zombiebash5k
Children 14 and under!!
Of course, we can’t forget about the kids! Children 14 and under will have an opportunity to participate as well. We are offering a Downtown Zombie Scavenger Hunt. We have worked with Downtown businesses to offer giveaways and special prizes for those children under 14 who find the hidden eyeballs! Yes eyeballs! Participating businesses will be hiding Zombie eyeballs the entire month of October throughout Downtown in conjunction with the 5k run. Each eyeball will have a QR code that will tell you what you have won and where to redeem your prize! You must stay engaged with the Mayhem on Main Facebook event for clues and details on the whereabouts of the hidden eyeballs!
We hope that you will support our organization in this effort to turn a negative into a positive as we offer something to get everyone out and moving around while enjoying the weather and our beautiful Downtown. Please consider supporting our organization and the Virtual Mayhem on Main 5k.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call us at 276-223-3343 or reach out to us on Facebook @downtownwytheville.
Pre-registration sign-up will begin September 16 and run through September 30. All who pre-register will get a “Going the Social distance” 5K t-shirt and a souvenir race certificate. Pre-registration cost is $20.00 per participant.
Those who choose to register after October 1 and before October 12 will still receive a t-shirt and a souvenir race certificate at a cost of $25.00 per participant.
If you have always wanted to run or walk a 5K without the stress of having a time limit to complete the race, this is your chance to do it!!
We encourage participants to run the original route as seen here. We will be providing other routes as well for your convenience in the coming weeks!
Please remember, you will have the entire month of October to complete your total 5K which is 3.1 miles. If you have never participated in a 5K, now is your chance.
Is competition your thing?
The single registered participant who completes the Mayhem on Main Virtual 5K and continues to run/walk and log the most total miles for the entire month of October will receive $100
We will also be tracking the total miles logged by all registered participants for a combined total for the entire Mayhem on Main Street Virtual 5K.
Children 14 and under
Of course we cant forget about the kids! Children 14 and under will have an opportunity to participate as well. We are offering a Downtown Zombie scavenger hunt. We are working with Downtown businesses to offer giveaways and special prizes for those children under 14 who find the hidden eyeballs! yes eyeballs! Participating businesses will be hiding eyeballs the entire month of October in conjunction with the 5K run. Each eyeball will have a QR code that will tell you what you have won and where to redeem your prize! You must stay engaged with the Mayhem on Main Facebook event for clues and details on the whereabouts of the hidden eyeballs!
We certainly appreciate your support of this event and our organization. We encourage all runners and walkers to participate with us this year. To register: simply click the link below and select your shirt size. We will notify you when your shirt and race bib are ready. As mentioned above, everyone who registers will have a change to win!