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Races

Smiling kids in NKY Roots jerseys gathering near the staging area of a race among many leafy trees.
Photo by: Joe Holian

Our team competes on 5 weekends in August through October.

Races are on Sunday and have a similar feel to cross country running with waves of age/gender-based races.

Race day details

  • We’ll have 2 or 3 team tents at every race for shade and water/snacks for the athletes.
  • Bring your own lawn chairs.
  • The first wave of races will start around 9am and the last race finishes around 2pm.
  • We love it when our athletes cheer on their teammates in other races, but we also understand that everyone has other obligations, so if you can only make it for your race wave that’s fine too.
  • Spectating can be done at the start line / finish line – most races have additional spectator zones along the race path as well.
  • Register for races individually and attend the ones you can, you’re not obligated to race in every race.
  • Parents can sign up for volunteer duties if interested.
  • Award ceremony at the conclusion of each race.
Smiling kids in NKY Roots jerseys gathering near the staging area of a race among many leafy trees.
Photo by: Roots team parent

Race weekend team camping

Optionally, there is a team campout Saturday night of race weekends.

For those who camp, teammates, siblings and parents alike enjoy spending time together and sharing a meal around the camp fire before getting some sleep and heading to the race the next morning.