Department of Parks
Fort Boonesborough 5K Road Race Scheduled For Nov. 10
RICHMOND, Ky. – The Fort Boonesborough Foundation will sponsor the 5th Annual Fort Boonesborough State Park 5K Road Race near Richmond on Nov. 10.
Registration begins at at the campground and the race starts at The registration fee before Nov. 5 is $10 with runners receiving their choice of a t-shirt or a hand-thrown clay mug made by local potter Bill Whitt. After Nov. 5, the fee is $12. Prizes will be given based on age groups.
For more information concerning the race, contact race coordinator Kentucky State Park Ranger Sgt. Bryan Cole at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Fort Boonesborough Foundation is a non-profit organization that supports Fort Boonesborough State park in various projects. The foundation recently purchased $1,200 in trees that were planted during National Public Lands Day on Sept. 29.
Fort Boonesborough features a reconstructed fort, campground, hiking trails, the Kentucky River Museum, mini-golf, picnic shelters and a gift shop. For more information, call 859-527-3131. Fort Boonesborough is located near Richmond. From I-75, take exit 95 to KY 627. On I-64, exit at Winchester to KY 627.
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