The 2011 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival 5-mile and 2-mile runs will take place on Sunday, July 31st. A Kids’ Fun Run will start it all off at 8:00 A.M. The Kids’ Fun Run (for children ages 6 and under) starts near the large electronic sign in the upper parking lot of the Hall of Fame. The 2 miler starts in Stadium Park however runners will meet in front of the Hall of Fame for the invocation and then be escorted to the starting area. The 5 miler starts at the south end of McKinley High School. Participants may park at the McKinley High School parking lot where there are plenty of parking spaces available. All races finish right in front of the Pro Football Hall of Fame so bring your cameras.
Race day registration is not available for this race but you may register by clicking here. Individual registration is $20 until July 22ndwhen it increases to $22. Registration for the Kids’ Fun Run is free. Go to www.rsracingsystems.com/register/groups/default.aspx?newgroup=true&event=3624to register now and save. Packet pick-up and registration for the Kids’ Fun Run will take place at the Pro Football Hall of Fame (1221 George Halas Dr., Canton, Oh 44708) from 9:00 A.M. until 4:00 P.M. on Saturday, July 30th and on race day on the Hall of Fame grounds. Just follow the signage. To find additional race information go to www.profootballhoffestival.com/5-mile-and-2-mile-races-faq.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival isn’t just all about running. Several events are scheduled from July 28ththru August 9th. Make race day a day long family event with the Balloon Classic Invitational at 6:00 A.M. at the KSU Stark campus and see the hot air balloons decorate the morning sky above Canton. After the race, stick around for the Community Parade thru downtown Canton at 2:30 P.M. A Ribs Burn-off will take place every day starting August 3rdand running thru August 5that the Stark County Fairgrounds. For a complete schedule of the many events taking place as part of the Enshrinement Festival go to: www.profootballhoffestival.com/schedule.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival celebrates the careers of some of pro football’s greatest players and personalities. This year’s enshrinees are Richard Dent, Marshall Faulk, Chris Hanburger, Les Richter, Ed Sabol, Deion Sanders, and Shannon Sharpe.
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