Department of Parks
E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park To Host Goose Creek 5K on Feb. 24
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – If you’re a runner, it’s time to get those running shoes out of the closet.
The 3rd Annual Kentucky State Park Race Series will kick off Feb. 24 with the Goose Creek 5K at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park in Louisville. The race will start at
The fee to register is $15 before Feb. 23; it’s $20 on the day of the race from at the park’s recreation building. The registration form is available at www.parks.ky.gov and should be mailed to: Jim Hahn, E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park, 3000 Freys Hill Road, Louisville, KY 40241. For more information, call the park at 502-429-7270 or email James.Hahn@ky.gov
The Goose Creek 5K is the first of five state park races scheduled for 2007. Runners of all ages can take part in all five races to capture the overall championship based on a point system. The other dates and races are:
April 14 – Spring Classic 5K at Dale Hollow State Resort Park near Burkesville.
May 19 – Barren River 5K at Barren River State Resort Park near Glasgow.
June 16 – Possum Ridge 5Kat Taylorsville Lake State Park at Taylorsville.
July 14 – Magnolia 5K at Rough River Dam State Resort Park near Leitchfield.
Runners who pay $65 by Feb. 24 can sign up for all five races. Registration for individual races is through each individual park. To register for all five races, runners should get a form at www.parks.ky.gov and send it to: Kentucky State Parks Race Series, 500 Mero Street, 11th floor, Capital Plaza Tower, Frankfort, KY 40601.
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 announced at the July 14 Magnolia 5K at Rough River. All of those who run all five races will receive a certificate and be eligible for a special giveaway prize.
For information about the race series, call Shawn Pickens at 502-564-4940, ext. 247 or email email@example.com
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