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Western Kentucky State Park Race Series to begin Aug. 9

First race is Hot August 5K

FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 25, 2014) — The Western Kentucky State Park Race Series will begin at 7:30 a.m. local time on Aug. 9 with the Hot August 5K at Kenlake State Resort Park near Aurora.

5kThe Hot August 5K is the first of five state park footraces scheduled in Western Kentucky for 2014. Runners of all ages can take part in all five races to capture the overall championship based on a point system.

Awards will be given to the overall male and female winner of each race, and first- and second-place winners in each male and female age division. The grand prize winners, who must compete in all five races, will be named at the Dec. 13 Reindeer Run 5K. Overall series winners and runners-up receive gift cards in addition to their trophies. Series participants who complete all five races will receive a certificate and will be registered for a special giveaway.

Registration for the first four races is $25, and $30 for the fifth race, or register online for $85 for all five races. Registration is also available at the state park race series website at http://parks.ky.gov/western-ky-race-series. You may also email or call Lisa Deavers at [email protected] or 502-564-8110, ext 246.

Additional dates, times (all times local) and races are:

  • Sept. 20, 8 a.m.: Run Through the Forest 5K at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park near Dawson Springs.
  • Oct. 25, 6:30 p.m.: Trick or Trot 5K at Lake Barkley State Resort Park near Cadiz.
  • Nov. 8, 7 p.m.: Stars and Stripes 5K at Kentucky Dam Village State Park near Gilbertsville.
  • Dec. 13, 9 a.m.: Reindeer Run 5K at John James Audubon State Park in Henderson.