Geneva, Alabama's annual Festival on the Rivers 5 Mile Run started in June 1976 our nation's bicentennial year. It began at the Emma Knox Kennan Library in downtown Geneva. Through the years it has become a part of the Annual Festival on the Rivers held the last Saturday (weekend) in April. Due to helping the police and volunteer festival committee with traffic and other activities during the festival we moved the run to the Saturday before the River Festival as a lead into the Festival and added the 5 Mile Walk.
It has started at the Library and later the starting point was moved to the River Oaks Golf Course at the junction and then to Geneva Middle/High School as the starting point. Last year 2012 we moved the run back to the junction of the two rivers. Due to poplar demand we changed it to a 5K (3.1 mile).
This year's annual Festival On The Rivers 5K Run & Walk will be held Saturday, April 20 beginning and ending at the the junction of the Choctawhatchee and Pea Rivers. It is being sponsored by the Festival on the Rivers Committee.
Entry fee is $20 race day. Pre-registration by April 18th is $15.00. Military Registration $10.00. Registration starts at 7:00 a.m. Race starts at 8 a.m.
Age groups: 14 and under; 15-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44- 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70-74; 75 up.
T-shirts to first 75 registered. Trophy to overall male and female; male and female masters; male and female grandmasters; male and female senior grandmasters (60-69); great-grandmasters (70 and up) and three each male and female walkers only. Medals top three in each age group. (No wheelchairs or skates.) Trophy to top male and female walkers.
Mail entry and fee payable to: City of Geneva, Festival Committee, P. O. Box 37, Geneva, AL 36340.
For more information: 334-684-6843 Rhonda Stone or email firstname.lastname@example.org or 334-684-6582. Website: http://genevafestivalrun.blogspot.com or you may pickup an application at Geneva City Hall or the Greater Geneva Area Chamber of Commerce.