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How the Bucks 5K Series Works

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Bucks 5K Series Routes

The Bucks 5K Series consists of seven individual 5-kilometer (3.1-mile) races. No matter what your fitness level or running experience is, all you have to do is set your goal and start moving. Whether you're hoping to be the overall series champion, set a personal record, run your first race or simply get out and join in the community fun, the Bucks 5K Series offers a little something for everyone.

Most courses feature a generally flat terrain with gentle elevation changes; detailed maps and elevation specifics for each 5K route can be found on the Bucks 5K Series Web site.

Take a look at the seven individual races, their starting points and the scheduled 2011 race day:

Central Bucks Family YMCA 5K

5K Run/Walk &1 Mile Fun Run

2500 Lower State Road

Doylestown, Penn.

2011 Race Date: March 20

New Hope-Solesbury Spirit Run

5K Run/Walk & 1 Mile Fun Run

New Hope-Solesbury Upper Elementary School

180 Bridge Street

New Hope, Penn.

2011 Race Date: April 2

Bridge Valley Trailblazer Race for Autism

5K Run/Walk & 1 Mile Fun Run

Bridge Valley Elementary School

2280 Sugar Bottom Road

Furlong, Penn.

2011 Race Date: April 16

Cornerstone 5K (Formerly Lab Fitness + Spa 5K)

The Health and Wellness Center

847 Easton Road

Warrington, Penn.

2011 Race Date: May 7

Johnny King-Marino presents the SERTOMA 5K

Freight House Restaurant

194 West Ashland Street

Doylestown, Penn.

2011 Race Date: May 18

Doylestown Red, White & Blue 5K

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church Gym

225 East Ashland Street

Doylestown, Penn.

2011 Race Date: May 28

Chalfont Challenge

Chalfont Borough Hall

40 North Main Street

Chalfont, Penn.

2011 Race Date: June 11

Have you marked your calendar and started training? Read on to learn more about how series results are determined.

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