Race Info

Race Day Schedule

7:00 am – Packet Pickup is open

7:30 am – The DJ will start spinning some tunes

7:45 am – Warm Up with the Sun for the 1k

8:00am – 1k Start

(course will be around the LA field and then back along the track) – we ask that strollers please start at the back of the race (NO PETS ALLOWED)

8:15 am – Warm Up with the Sun for the 5k

8:30 am – 5k Start


9:20 am – Race Results

Award Categories

Awards will be given out for the fastest 3 boys and girls in the Fun Run, and the top two male and female finishers overall and in age groups for the 5k.

1k Award Categories

All participants will receive a Louise Archer bracelet.

5k Award Categories

Awards will be given to the top two male and female finishers in each of the following categories:

  • Overall fastest
  • 8 and under
  • 9 to 10
  • 11 to 12
  • 13 to 15
  • 16 to 18
  • 19 to 29
  • 30 to 39
  • 40 to 49
  • 50 to 59
  • 60 to 69
  • 70 and over

Race Course

Race Start and Course Details:

The start of the 5K course will be at the back of the school field on grass and there is a narrow entry way to the Madison HS parking lot so please use caution.

There will be one water stop at approximately the 1.5 mile point. Refreshments will be available at the finish line for runners. Also the second half of the race will be up a hill so make sure you save some energy once you turn the corner at the 1.5 mile point.

Please be aware that we are going to be only closing half of the road and so runners are warned to be careful when crossing intersections – we will have marshals and police helping out.

Course Map

The course is the same as last year’s and starts and ends at our very own Louise Archer playground! It’s an out and back course (with a loop) that will go through the Louise Archer field, out to the Madison High School parking lot, over to Flint Hill Elementary and then all the way down Lakevale and then back.



Fundraising Help: We have a great fundraising chair but need some people to help her out. The LA5K is the largest fundraiser for the school, and we hope some volunteers can help out with getting sponsors this year to continue our success in fundraising.
MC: We need an adult to be the MC.  We take care of writing up the notes, we just need someone that is enthusiastic and will help get everyone excited about the event and to announce the awards at the end of the race.
DJ: We need someone who loves music and can play some tunes before and during the 5K. 
Food for the 5K:  Every year we have had generous sponsors provide food and water donations. We need someone to help procure these donations. It is not very time intensive but is very important to the success of our event.

More information and sign up here.

Race Day Parking

There is parking available along Nutley Street. There is also parking available at Madison HS a short walk through the back of the HS. There will no parking available at the LA parking lot or at the Baptist Church across the street.

Packet Pickup & On-site Registration

Information coming soon!

Registration Information

Registration is now open at LA5K.Racewire.com. Please note this is a new registration process for this year and that you go through and register each individual separately, but then can pay all together at the end.

Registration Fees

Before 10/4
After 10/4
 Fun Run
Before 10/4
  Fun Run
After 10/4
 Adult: $30 $35 $15  $20
 Child: $20 $25 $10  $15


Have your kids design the t shirt for our 10th annual LA5K. T-shirt design submissions must be in black ink on white paper and are due to their teacher or the office by 10/4. 

Contact: la5k@louisearcherpta.org