Department of Parks
Kentucky State Parks Announces 4th Annual 5K Race Series
FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky State Parks is sponsoring the 4th Annual Kentucky State Parks Race Series starting April 12 with the Goose Creek 5K at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park in Louisville.
The race series is made up of five races across Kentucky at state parks. Runners of all ages can take part in all of the 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 August 9th Classic 5K at Dale Hollow State Resort Park. All of those who run all five races will receive a certificate and be registered for a special giveaway prize.
To participate in all five races, runners must pay a pre-registration fee of $65 by April 11th. To register for all five races, visit www.parks.ky.gov and click on the 5K Race Series link under featured events. Send the registration to:
Kentucky State Parks Race Series
500 Mero Street
11th floor, Capital Plaza Tower
Frankfort, KY 40601.
Contact Shawn Pickens at (502) 564-4940 Ext 247 or email Shawn.Pickens@ky.gov with questions about registering for all five races.
Runners may also participate in individual races for a $15 pre-registration fee. The race day fee is $20. Below are the race dates, sites and contact information:
Goose Creek 5k -- April 12th, 2008
E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park, Louisville
Contact: Jim Hahn at 502-429-7270 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Barren River 5k Classic -- May 17th, 2008
Barren River Lake State Resort Park, Lucas
Contact: Lisa Deavers at 270-646-2151or email: email@example.com
Possum Ridge 5k -- June 14th, 2008
Taylorsville Lake State Park, Taylorsville
Contact: Brian Pharis at 502-477-8713 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Magnolia 5k -- July 12th, 2008
Rough River Dam State Resort Park, Falls of Rough
Contact: Sheila Jones at 270-257-2311 or email: email@example.com
Dale Hollow Classic 5k -- August 9th, 2008
Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park, Burkesville
Contact: Jamie Avery at 270-433-7431or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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