Department of Parks
Barren River Park 5k Race Set for May 17
LUCAS, Ky. – Lace up your running shoes and head over to Barren River State Resort Park’s ’s 5k Classic on Saturday May 17.
This is the second race in the Kentucky State Parks’ Fourth Annual Race Series. Start time is 8:30 a.m. CST. Registration is $15 prior to race day and $20 on the day of the race.
In addition to the overall male and female winners, trophies will be awarded to the first and second place finishers in each age division. New this year is a special award to overall male and female winners who are also Barren County residents. Also, there will be a traveling trophy -- and bragging rights -- for the school with the most registered participants (contact the park for more information).
The Barren River race is run on the 2.5 mile paved trail and a short section of the park road.
Here is the scoop on the remaining races in the summer Parks’ race series:
Barren River 5k Classic -- May 17th, 2008
Barren River Lake State Resort Park, Lucas
Contact: Lisa Deavers at 270-646-2151or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Possum Ridge 5k -- June 14th, 2008
Taylorsville Lake State Park, Taylorsville
Contact: Brian Pharis at 502-477-8713 or email: email@example.com
Magnolia 5k -- July 12th, 2008
Rough River Dam State Resort Park, Falls of Rough
Contact: Sheila Jones at 270-257-2311 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dale Hollow Classic 5k -- August 9th, 2008
Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park, Burkesville
Contact: Jamie Avery at 270-433-7431or email: email@example.com
Barren River Lake State Resort Park near Glasgow has a lodge, cottages, Driftwood Restaurant, golf course, fitness center, gift shop, fishing, picnic areas and hiking trails. The resort is 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 53 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