One of the Lincoln Days Festival’s most popular events will be held on a new day this year.
The Railsplitter one-mile run and walk, followed by a 5K, will be held on Sunday afternoon. It traditionally has been held on Saturday morning.
The fun run begins at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 7; the 5K takes off at 2:15 p.m.
The runs have proven popular with local athletes and others from across the state. Present and past cross country runners from LaRue County High School have consistently supported the event since its beginning.
Family groups often participate in the fun run.
Entry fee is $10 in advance or $15 day of race.
T-shirts will be given to entrants while supplies last; and ribbons will be provided to all finishers.
There are divisions for all ages.
Entry fee is $15 in advance or $20 day of race. Students age 19 and under will pay $10.
Trophies will be provided to overall winners; T-shirts will be given out while supplies last.
This year’s run will eliminate many of the hills from previous competitions.
The 5K will begin at the Hodgenville Post Office and head west. Runners take a right on Water Street and run by Paula’s Hot Biscuit; take a left on Lincoln Boulevard and advance to the connector road in front of Creekfront Park. After reaching Lincoln Parkway, they will retrace the route.
Jim B. Phelps, who will be keeping time for the events, said “It should be a very fast course ….”
For more information or to download an entry form, visit www.lincolndays.org, call 358-8710 or stop by the Lincoln Days office on the square.
Late registration will be taken noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 7 at corner of W. Main and Walters Avenue (near Hodgenville Post Office) in Hodgenville.
The run has a new sponsor: Duke’s Sporting Goods.