Department of Parks
Runners Invited to Participate in Kentucky Parks’ Race Series
FRANKFORT, Ky. – This is no ordinary walk in the park. It’s a run, or a series of runs, through a number of beautiful parks, to be more exact.
For the second year, the Kentucky State Parks will sponsor a series of 5K races through its parks. The series begins March 11 with the “Two Rivers 5K” at General Butler State Resort Park in Carrolton, Ky., and concludes July 15 with the “Magnolia 5K” at Rough River State Resort Park in Falls of Rough, Ky.
Between those races is the “Spring Classic 5K” on April 1 at Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park in Burkesville, Ky., the “Barren River 5K” classic on May 20 at Barren River State Resort Park in Lucas, Ky., and the “Possom Ridge 5K”on June 17 at Taylorsville State Park, just outside of Louisville.
Runners can enter each race individually, but are being offered a significant discount to enter all five events. The cost is $15 per race for pre-registration or $18 on the day of the race, compared to only $65 for the whole series. Additionally, a grand prize will be awarded to the male and female runners who enter all five events and earn the most points. Everyone who finishes all five races will receive a certificate of recognition and be registered for a special drawing.
“This series offers something for everyone -- from the casual runner to the serious competitor,” said JP Blevins, the parks’ director of recreation “The courses are challenging and the terrains are varied and beautiful.”
For details, or to register, please visit the park’s Web site at www.parks.ky.gov or email email@example.com or call (502) 564-4940, ext 247.
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