Department of Parks
Barren River 5K Classic Set For May 16
LUCAS, Ky. – Barren River Lake State Resort Park will host the Barren River 5K Classic on May 16.
This is the second race in the Kentucky State Park’s 5th Annual Race Series. The race begins at 8:30 a.m. Central Time.
In addition to the overall male and female winners, awards will be given to the top two finishers in each age division. A 5K “Get Fit” Walk has been added to the series this year. Participants will be eligible for door prizes and will receive a t-shirt and certificate of participation.
There are additional opportunities for awards for Barren County residents. An award for the overall male and female from Barren County will be given. There will also be a “Total Team Fitness Challenge” award winner. The “Total Team Fitness Challenge” allows members or employees of businesses, organizations and corporations to participate in the walk or run as a team. Each team member is eligible for individual division awards and the “Total Team Fitness Challenge” will receive a special trophy. To receive a “Total Team Fitness Challenge” packet, contact Lisa Deavers at firstname.lastname@example.org or 270-646-2151. Team packet registrations are due by May 8.
The registration fee for the walk or run is $15 prior to race day and $20 on race day. Registration fee includes a t-shirt that is guaranteed for pre-registered runners. T-shirts for day of registrations will be available while supplies last.
The race is run on the 2.5 mile paved trail and a short section of the park road. The registration table will be under the tent beside the Louie B. Nunn Lodge.
For more information, contact Lisa Deavers at email@example.com or 1-800-325-0057. Registration forms may be downloaded at www.parks.ky.gov
Barren River Lake State Resort Park, located 15 miles south of Glasgow on Hwy 31E, has a lodge, cottages, Driftwood Restaurant, golf course, fitness center, gift shop, fishing, picnic areas and hiking trails. The resort is also located 44 miles southeast of Bowling Green. Take I-65 to the Cumberland Parkway east, to US 31E south.
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 52 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our Web site at http://www.parks.ky.gov