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Finley 5K: June 12th, Finley, ND

Page 5K: June 13th, Page, ND

Just Added: 

Hope 5K, July 12th, Hope, ND

Timing Assistance Provided for the Mayville 5K/10K - June 19th

10K: 6:45pm, 5K: 7pm start

Click on each link to go straight to the Online Registration Page for each race on Active.com!

If you prefer Paper Forms To Download & Mail:

Finley 5K

Page 5K

Other Possible Events:

Finley's Fastest Mile! - Finley, ND

3rd Annual Finley Tag Team Relay

- Finley, ND - Date YTBD

Be a part of the 2014

"Climb The Podium Challenge"!

Race in the Finley 5K (June 12th) and Mayville 5K (June 19th)

- Times are added from both races

- You are then ranked in your age group based on total time

- Complete & get a shirt, Compete & maybe earn a trophy!

-No additional fees to participate in the CTP Challenge! Simply notify on the registration sheets for both races that you want to be a part of it.

If you have questions, please ask Rick Karboviak: asaptrainer1@gmail.com


2013 Finley 5K Run/Walk &

1/2 Mile Youth Run

The 2013 Finley 5K & Youth Run Was A Success!

Winner & Top Male: Dallas Patton, 18:01!
Runner-Up: Adam Rodahl, 18:06
Top Female: Taylor Palmer, 19:51

Youth Run:
Overall & Top Boy: Blake Jacobsen
Top Girl: Beth Mehus

Full Results:

Climb The Podium Events was created to help, assist, support & direct area running events in east-central ND, by myself, Rick Karboviak.

I've had many years of experience with helping with races of all kinds (XC, track events, road races) since 2000. I've also ran in plenty of area 5K's to see what works well for a race to go the right way. 

Support Services Include:

Race Registration

Race Course Safety & Creation

GPS Mapping of the Course

Marketing of the Race To Others (websites, social media, newspapers)

Race Timing

Race Results Compiling & Posting

Race T-shirt Creation if needed

Since most races are operated for charities and causes, I understand the needs to raise as much money as possible. In order to help out both the race cause and myself, I just ask that a small amount per participant be taken out to cover the costs of race management & preparation.  This is negotiable, based on how much support is needed.  As a general rule of thumb, most races I would ask for just $1-2 per participant to cover the needs on my end, depending on how much is involved.  This works great on both ends: the more I market the race and promote your event on my end, there is an increase in funds on my end, plus on your end for the fundraising one.

As I am just starting this out, the tools I use to manage a race are pretty minimal: a timer, a laptop for race registration and results, and other items, too. I am getting some race software to help do Age Group rankings and more.

 In the future, I would envision a bib/chip timing system to help make these events feel like they have a 'big time' race environment. But for starting out, these are the basics I can provide.

If I can help ease your event's management, please contact me!

If you have plans for putting on a race in 2014, let's start planning them out and get everything in place for a successful event!

Some ideas for a special race to have in your town are:

"Fastest Mile" race - a 1 mile road race for all ages to participate. It is a fun, fast race to do and could be done in 'waves' of age groups and/or genders for a short race to conduct. Easier to setup than a 5K course and not take a lot of time to add to a weekend full of events.

"Tag Team Relay Race" - participants run a 1 mile course and tag their partner. Male teams and Female teams race together, then a Co-Ed division is held. Overall fastest team gets special Tag Team Belts as their trophy!

"Fastest 40" Combine/Competition: Ideal for youth, athletes get tested on the 40 Yard Dash with an eye-beam testing system for the truest 40 Yard Dash time. Other Combine style events could be held too, such as 20 Yard Shuttle, Broad Jump, and Vertical Jump.  Its a great addition to a camp structure you already have in place, or as a drawing card for generating interest in your school's sports performance plans.

Email me at asaptrainer1@gmail.com 

Phone: 701-361-3101


Rick Karboviak

Climb The Podium Events

104 Roosevelt Ave

Finley, ND 58230