Barren River Lake State Park to host annual state park race series May 12

   Barren River Lake State Park will host the 8th annual Kentucky State Park Race Series, including a 5K Family Fun Walk, on May 12.
   The series will start April 14 with the Goose Creek 5K at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park in Louisville. The Goose Creek 5K is the first of five state park races scheduld for the 2012 edition of the series.
    Runners of all ages can take part in all five races to compete for the overall championship (based on points) or compete in individual races.
2012 Kentucky State Park Race Series
– April 14- Goose Creek 5K, E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park, Louisville.
– May 12- Spring Hoot 5K, Barren River Lake State Park, Austin.
– June 9- Possum Ridge 5K, Taylorsville Lake State Park, Taylorsville.
– July 14- Magnolia 5K, Rough River Dam State Park, Leitchfield.
– August 18- Turkey Strut 5K, Lake Cumberland State Park, Jamestown.
    Each race has a pre-registration fee of $15 and a race day fee of $20. For $65, runners can sign up for all five races, if paid by April 13.
    Individual parks handle registration for their respective individual races.
    Walkers can pre-register for each race for $10 and $15 on race day. They can sign up for all five races for only $40, if paid by April 13.
    To register for all five races, runners should complete this online registration form, and mail it to: Kentucky State Park Race Series, 500 Metro St., 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 named Aug. 18, at the Lake Cumberland Race.
    Runners who participate in all five races will receive a certificate and will be registered for a special giveaway.
    Registration informatoin is available at the State Park Race Series Website, or you may call Shawn Pickens at 502-564-8110, ext. 247.

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