ēRACE FOR EDUCATION TO HOST RACE TO READ 5K/10K, 4/15ē
The Race for Education (RFE) is taking to the streets of downtown Midway, Kentucky, this Saturday, April 19th. The 11th Anniversary Race to Read was first run in 2002, in memory of Karri Casner who was killed in a terrorist attack in Bali.
Serious runners and weekend joggers alike are invited to enter the starting gates for the 11th Annual Race to Read 5K/10K run, presented by Equus Standardbred Station. Gift certificates await the top male and female winners of the 5K and 10K in addition to many other prizes.
ďI am so proud of all of the support we receive from the community for this event. Each year we sell out all of the kilometer sponsorships and receive so much involvement from the local businesses it truly makes the event special,Ē says Elisabeth Jensen, the organizationís President and Executive Director.
Some of the most prestigious names in our community are giving a boost to the 5K and 10K competitions. Ashford Stud, Bourbon Lane Stables, John Deere, Juddmonte Farms, The Jockey Club, the National Horsemenís Benevolent and Protective Association, McCauley Brothers, Overbrook Farm, Taylor Made Farm and Sales, North American Riding Academy, RJ Corman Railroad Group, Johnís Run/Walk Shop, Wildcat Water and Winstar Farm are all sponsors at various levels.
Veterans of previous races know that Midway offers a lovely setting in the spring and that the emphasis is on fun as well as competition. Post race breakfast and entertainment will be provided.
Overall, more than 100 awards will be bestowed on participants, who will be supporting The Race For Educationís various scholarships and educational programs through their participation. The Race to Read usually has about 300-500 participants in the race each year. There are many divisions and prizes, including wheelchair and stroller! Walkers are welcome! No dogs are permitted on the course.
REGISTER ONLINE HERE or at Johnís Run Walk Shop, 316 South Ashland Avenue, the day before the race FROM 3:00-6:30PM. You may also register in Midway on the day of the race.
Cost: $20 pre-registration; $25 on race day; ONLINE REGISTRATION ENDS AT 5PM ON 4/17/14. Race Day Registration: 7:30 am. 5K and 10K race start time: 8:30 am