2023 Pittsburg Rotary Gorilla Grind 5K

2023 Pittsburg Rotary Gorilla Grind 5K

Oct 22, 2022 - Oct 28, 2023

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Point to point

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Early registration now open!

Welcome to the 46th Annual "Pittsburg Rotary Gorilla Grind 5K! The race starts and finishes on the campus of Pittsburg State University in front of Weede Gymnasium. The race will be chip timed by Runaround Racing.  There will be water and light snacks at the finish line.  

All proceeds from the Gorilla Grind 5K provides scholarships to local high school students entering Pittsburg State University.  A scholarship also is awarded to a student entering PSU Army ROTC.  Pittsburg Noon Rotary works hard to put on an exceptional event!  

  Runners must register online by Oct 1st to receive a shirt.  Packets not picked up on race day will not be mailed.  The weather at 7am in late October can be chilly so come prepared!  Packet pickup will start at 6:00am in the entryway of Weede Gymnasium before the race starts. At 6:50 the race director will give some last minute instructions and The Gorilla Grind 5K will start promptly at 7:00am and help kick off PSU's Homecoming activities!

Age group awards will be given for the following categories:

  • Overall Male – 1,2,3rd
  • Overall Female – 1,2,3rd
  • 14 and under Male – 1,2,3rd
  • 14 and under Female – 1,2,3rd
  • 15-19 Male – 1,2,3rd
  • 15-19 Female – 1,2,3rd
  • 20-29 Male -  1,2,3rd
  • 20-29 Female – 1,2,3rd
  • 30-39 Male -  1,2,3rd
  • 30-39 Female – 1,2,3rd
  • 40-49 Male -  1,2,3rd
  • 40-49 Female – 1,2,3rd
  • 50-59 Male -  1,2,3rd
  • 50-59 Female – 1,2,3rd
  • 60 and up Male -  1,2,3rd
  • 60 and up Female – 1,2,3rd

We encourage all registrants to post pictures on our Facebook page @GorillaGrind5K.

For more information on the race, contact Zach Adams by email: Zach@ckt.net.  Thank you to all our registrants and sponsors for making our event a great success!

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2023 Pittsburg Rotary Gorilla Grind 5K

Pittsburg, KS, USA

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