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Saturday, August 29, 2015
5K: 7:30 am EDT
Fun Run/Walk: 7:35 am EDT
The race begins and ends (rain or shine) at:
2902 Ring Road
Entry Fee: $25
Late Fee: $30 (August 23, 2015 and after)
1 Mile Walk Fees:
Entry Fee: $25
Late Fee: $30 (August 18, 2014 and after)
Preregistered runners can pick up their 5K bags on Friday, August 28 from 11:00 am EST to 6:00 pm EST. Pickup will be at the rear of Bluegrass Cellular headquarters building in Elizabethtown, 2902 Ring Road. Please park at the rear of the building and follow the signs to pick up your bag.
If you are coming from out of town for the race, the following hotels are offering special pricing:
Holiday Inn Express
Wingfield Inn & Suites
*rates are subject to change
1. Head south on Dolphin Dr.
2. Turn right onto Mulberry St. (Rt. 62)
3. Turn right onto Pawnee Dr.
4. Turn right onto French St.
5. Turn right onto Metts Ct.
6. Turn right at N. Miles St.
7. Turn right onto Winchester Blvd.
8. Turn left at Yorkshire Dr.
9. Turn right onto Colony Dr.
10. Turn right onto Windview Pl.
11. Turn right onto Ring Rd.
12. Turn left onto Mary T. Meagher Dr.
The annual race proceeds go to local cross country teams at Elizabethtown, John, Central, North Hardin Christian and North Hardin High Schools.
Fun Run/Walk proceeds are donated to Greenspace, Inc., a non-profit organization that maintains the walking trails in Hardin County.
Last year, Bluegrass Cellular raised over $10,000 for these causes and we hope to raise even more in 2015!
Keep in mind that you are the only one you are competing against, and your goal is to do the best that you can do, avoid injuries, and have fun.
Weight lifting two to three times per week is another way to improve your 5K run. Not only will it strengthen the muscles, ligaments and tendons to help prevent injury, it will make the leg muscles less prone to fatigue during the event.
Flexibility is an important component of fitness, and exercise tends to increase the amount of flexibility in a joint.
Eating a simple meal of 200 to 400 calories about two to three hours before the race is important to have fuel for the event, but also have time to digest the food.
The post-exercise meal is critical to recovery and improves your ability to train consistently.
If you experience any sharp pain, weakness or light-headedness during exercise, pay attention. This is your body's signal that something is wrong.
To help avoid nervousness before the event, arrive with plenty of time so you aren't rushed, get a thorough warm-up, know the course, and dress for the weather.