Wild Bill

OCT. 25th, 2015
Wild Bills 5K
John Brown Francis School - 325 Miamtonomo Dr Warwick, RI.Warwick, RI
10 AM Start Time

Registration and Entry Fees

Entry Fees
$20 Individual,
$10 Late fee for race day registration

Registration available online til midnight the Thursday before event or until race hits capacity. Race day registration is available. 

Packet Pick up: Race morning at venue from 8:00-9:45 AM


Race Divisions and Awards Standard age group divisions in ten year increments are employed for this event, for example: 30 to 39 years, 40-49  years, etc. There is a Clydesdale category for men who weigh 220+ pounds and an Athena category for women who weight 165+ pounds.
Awards are given to the top three finishers in each age group, and in the Clydesdale and Athena divisions.

NEW THIS YEAR! Cash Prize: $100 overall fastest Man, $100 overall fastest Woman

A note from the family:

  Our Dad, Bill Hopkins, was diagnosed with ALS on November 22, 2011. His symptoms began only a few months prior when we noticed his voice sounded slurred at the end of the day. He was tested for a multitude of diseases and conditions, from a brain tumor to stroke and everything in between.

 That cold November day, two days before Thanksgiving, will be one that we will never forget. Dad went to the Lahey Clinic, to get some answers, to get some medication, to get a treatment for his condition. The doctor that gave him his diagnosis that day took away all hope, "You have ALS, there is no treatment, there is no cure, get your affairs in order."

 The six months and three days we had together from the date of his diagnosis was a real gift, a true blessing. We did, we loved, we laughed, just as we had always done, but with a renewed sense of purpose.

 My sister and I always had a zest for raising awareness for other causes but this would be our new mission. We asked Dad if we could put together a fundraiser in honor of him and he stated he wanted nothing for himself, he wanted to raise money for other people who didn’t have the resources and means that he had. That was the kind of man he was, simple, kind and generous.

 On May 25, 2012 dad left us. He fought hard, with everything he had, but this disease is relentless and doesn’t care who is in its path.

 So as a promise to our Dad, we will continue to raise money and awareness until the day a cure is found.

 ~Kerri and Kristen

ChampionChip Timing Systems

ChampionChip Timing Systems is used to time this event. A timing chip attached to a black velcro strap is provided in each competitor's race bag. The timing chip must be worn on the left ankle at all times during the race for an official race time to be recorded. Return the timing chip to a volunteer at the finish line to avoid the $30 replacement fee. Race results are posted at the race venue, and on www.firm-racing.com and www.coolrunning.com.

Refund  & Exchange Policy

No refunds will be made if an event is cancelled due to circumstances beyond the race director's control such as but not limited to inclement weather, unsafe racing conditions, or the decision of town administrators or safety personnel. Entries would be moved to the following year's event. Events may be changed in distance or event nature for safety or other reasons at the discretion of the race director.