Get Out & Get Moving!

Saturday, July 18th
at Buffalo Park


COVID 19 Preparations
for Beethoven 5k

  • PACKET PICK UP & REGISTRATION: The hours of packet pick up and on-site event registration will be expanded to accommodate athlete traffic and maintain CDC regulations for group sizes. Athletes are asked to wear a mask to packet pick up. Athletes will be able to pick up their race packet in an outdoor space. Athletes wishing to register onsite will be asked to wear a mask and provide their driver’s license and credit card to a volunteer who will enter and run their information; athletes will be asked to verbally agree to payment instead of signing.


  • SANITATION: Staff and volunteers will wear gloves for packet pick up and on race day. No-handshake behavior will be encouraged for the duration of the event. Hand-washing stations and sanitation stations around the venue for athletes, volunteers and spectators will be increased. No-touch waste disposal stations and receptacles will be used as available. Frequently touched surfaces at race venue locations such as workstations, product distribution areas, tables and electronic devices will be cleaned regularly using CDC recommended cleaners. No touch aid tables with water cooler jugs will be available along the course. End of course food and fluid supplies will be single use/single serving closed packaging


  • SOCIAL DISTANCING: Per current restrictions on gatherings, athlete density may be decreased by including corrals and interval starts. Athlete pre-race information will be available digitally only. Spectators will be asked to remain socially distant while cheering athletes. No handshake/contact on the race podium.


  • HEALTH AND SAFETY: Awareness training regarding signs and symptoms of COVID-19 will be provided to all medical and volunteer staff. Communication with health authorities and healthcare facilities will be implemented to assist in assessment, referral and initial management of suspected COVID-19 illness of staff, participants, volunteers, and spectators. Athletes and spectators who may have traveled to COVID 19 hotspots in the last 14 days, may have had contact with someone with COVID 19, or have experienced any symptoms including fever, dry cough, sore throat and other flu-like symptoms, will be asked to remain home and not participate in the race


  • Working closely with the City of Flagstaff, The FSO will adhere to local government guidelines and regulations, particularly how they affect use of the City Park and Ramada at Buffalo Park

Feeling eager to get outside in beautiful Flagstaff summer weather?

The race is a perfect chance to breathe fresh air, remain physically distant while coming together for a great cause.


The Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra usually performs Beethoven’s 5th Symphony in a concert hall, but on July 18 runners and walkers will have the opportunity to be in the performance of Beethoven’s 5k! In honor of the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven, we invite the community to join members of the FSO, whether your speed is andante, allegro or presto, around the mostly- flat, foot friendly path. Known for his bold, powerful and expressive compositions, the 5th Symphony epitomizes Beethoven’s talent and force. In a 1k Kids Dash, young runners may even see Beethoven himself running alongside!



Are you a participant who has family and friends that would like to support you in your 5k?
The FSO is accepting donations to “Sponsor A Runner!”

If you would either like to participate and have supporters give on your behalf, or you would like to support a runner in the competition, please send checks to: PO Box 122, Flagstaff AZ 86002 and in the memo line, write the name of the runner so we can appropriately track your contribution! 

You are also welcome to call in with a Credit Card number to 928.774.5107


More information Coming Soon!

Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra Presents

Beethoven 5K

The outdoor event is a 3.1 mile, professionally timed race for runners and walkers with activities for the whole family.
The race will be held on Saturday July 18, 2020 at beautiful Buffalo Park on McMillan Mesa in Flagstaff AZ.

Schedule of Events:

July 17
4:00- 6:00 PM Packet Pick Up outside of FSO Offices

July 18

8:00-9:15 AM Packet Pick up and day-of registrations

9:30 AM Race start

10:15 AM Kid’s Kilo Run

10:45 AM Awards Ceremony

11:00 AM Event conclusion

*times may change prior to event day