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What is the Mini Crown Challenge (MCC)?

The challenge is a series of THREE races:

·       Member of Abe’s Army & complete Abe’s Amble 5K 

·       Complete Shoreline 5K 

·       Complete Frostbite 2 miler 


If I have Triple Crowned before, I can do the Mini Challenge? 

No….You already have a Triple Crown – no need for a mini! 

If I ran either the Shoreline 5K or the Frostbite 2 miler before, can I participate in the Mini Challenge? 

No. We are keeping the requirements consistent with the Triple Crown. Therefore, if you have ran either the 5k or the 2 miler, you are ineligible for the Mini Challenge. 

If I have not done the Shoreline 5K or the Frostbite 2 miler but I have done the longer distances of those races, can I participate in the Mini Challenge? 

The short answer - no. We came up with this challenge to encourage Abe’s Army 5K runners to challenge themselves and encourage them to continue running beyond Abe’s Army. 

Is there a fee to sign up for the Mini Challenge and do I have to finish in a certain timeframe? 

There is no fee for signing up for the mini challenge. You are responsible for the race entry fees for the Shoreline and the Frostbite. The Mini Challenge does not have any finish time requirements but as for any race, you are subject to their minimum pace requirements. See the individual race website for their rules. 

What happens if I have to drop out? 

If you need to drop out let us know ASAP. If you drop out before the Shoreline, you are still eligible to participate the following year. 

Is there a deadline for signing up? 

YES! The deadline to sign up for the Mini Challenge is October 23, 2023. 

PLEASE NOTE: Any entries received AFTER October 23, 2023 will not be accepted. Therefore, if you ran the Shoreline 5K but neglected to sign up for the Mini Challenge in time, you will not be eligible to participate for the Mini Challenge the following year. There will be no exceptions. 

Does participating in the Mini Challenge make me ineligible for Triple Crown? 

NO! If anything, doing this challenge helps you prepare for the Triple Crown! For more information, please see the Triple Crown FAQ for the list of requirements for that program. 

So, what are you waiting for?  Grab a friend, your running shoes, and click on "register me" button!

~Holly Dahlquist, Coordinator

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