14th The Cinco on Saturday
The 14th annual Warren Cinco, or The Cinco, takes place on Saturday.
The Cinco has five separate races/walks with the 1.5-miler, a 3.1-mile race, a five-miler, a 13.1-mile half-marathon, and a 22.7-mile race that combines all four races into one.
The 22.7-mile racers start the day running The Cinco half-marathon at 7:15 a.m., then continue through the day to race in the five-mile (9:40 a.m.), 3.1-mile (10:40 a.m.) and 1.5-mile (11:20 a.m.) races, with winners being decided by cumulative times.
Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. behind the Warren Mall.
The Cinco is a Cinco de Mayo-themed event offering, in addition to the races, crafts, entertainment and food. Actually, a lot of crafts, entertainment and food.
In addition to dash races for kids at 10 a.m., there is bike safety course (bring bike) with Allegheny Cyclery and North American Mountain Biking Association at 9 a.m., a magic show with John Beard at 10:20 a.m., storytelling with Grandpa Dave (Wargo) at 11 a.m., balloon animals, urban geocaching, flyfishing lessons, Warren Chiropractic Center will provide massages for half-marathoners or 22-milers, a Be A Bull booth at 8 a.m., and other organizations.
For race details, visit runthecinco.com.
The races benefit all five county libraries.
“We’re hoping to become a race for the whole family,” said race organizer Chuck Gray. “We try to give an array of distances and an event atmosphere, so everybody in the family has something to do all morning long. Next year the 22.7 is going to become a full marathon. The reason for the growth is because the longer races will bring in more money for our libraries.”