Department of Parks
Barren River 5K Classic Set For May 20
FRANKFORT, Ky. – The second race in the 2006 Kentucky State Parks’ 5K Race Series will be held Saturday, May 20, at Barren River State Resort Park near Glasgow at 8:30 a.m. CDT.
The cost to participate in the “Barren River 5K Classic” is $15 before the race or $18 on race day. Prizes will be awarded to the top male and female finishers as well as the first and second place finishers in each age group.
Registration will begin at next to the lodge.
The remaining races in the five-race series are the “Possum Ridge 5K”on June 17 at Taylorsville State Park, just outside of Louisville, the “Magnolia 5K” on July 15 at Rough River SRP in Falls of Rough, and the “Two Rivers 5K” on Aug. 5 at General Butler SRP in Carrollton. (The General Butler race was rescheduled due to weather conditions.)
A grand prize will be awarded to the male and female runners who enter all five events and earn the most points. Runners who finish all five races will receive a certificate of recognition and be registered for a special drawing.
For details on the Barren River 5K Classic, call 1-270-646-2151 or 800-325-0057. Information on the race series is also available by calling Chris Head at 502-564-4940, ext. 247 or at: http://parks.ky.gov/
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 Commerce Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. Each year, Kentucky parks draw 7 million visitors and contribute $317 million to the economy. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our Web site at http://www.parks.ky.gov