5th Annual Go Big or Go Home Race 4/8/2017.
In December of 2012, we were approached by a group of Blaine’s friends who said they would like to have a 5K Race/Walk in Blaine’s honor in downtown Warrensburg. They felt this was most appropriate because he had a reputation of being seen running up and down Pine Street and Holden Street between his two businesses on a daily basis many times a day. On April 6, 2013 the Inaugural Blaine Whitworth Go Big or Go Home 5K Race was held.Each year since then we have held our Annual Blaine Whitworth Go Big or Go Home 5K Race/Walk on Pine Street in downtown Warrensburg. In addition to the Race/Walk, we provide a hearty pancake breakfast and a Silent Auction. It has been through the generous donation of our sponsors and participants that we can hold these events.
In 2016 we again partnered with UCM Greek Life (and were part of the Greek Week playbook) and the Small Group Team from the UCM Dept. of Communications, which helped to make our race a great success and we were able to raise over $23,000 for the Blaine Whitworth Foundation! We had 23 teams participate in 2016 with winners of our Largest Campus Team going to the Women of Sigma Kappa and the Largest Non-Campus Team went to the USPS team. The Fastest Large Team (16+ runners) went to the Women of Delta Zeta, and Fastest Small Team (8-15 runners) went to the Men of Alpha Kappa Lambda. We were honored with a donation from Greek Week in the amount of $1,342.98! We would not be able to host such a great event, raise the funds, or give back to the community without the great support of our Sponsors, Volunteers, and Participants! We thank you all so much and look forward to another great event this year!