Run by the River June 10

Published 12:00 am Saturday, June 3, 2006

Special to the Tribune

RUSSELL, Ky. - Entries for the 29th annual Run by the River 5k and 10k road races, scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Saturday, June 10, are now being accepted by the sponsoring Kiwanis Club of East Greenup County, Ky.

“Entries received by June 3 will qualify for a discounted fee of $15,” according to race director Tim Gearhart. After that date the entry fee will be $20.

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Considered one of the region’s best races and the longest continuously operating road race in Kentucky, Run by the River features a virtually flat race course starting in downtown Russell, then along the Ohio River through Worthington and back.

Runners may choose to run either a 5k or 10k course, making it the only race in the Tri-State to offer this choice. A 5k fun walk is also offered.

All registered entrants receive a T-shirt and goodie bag. Trophies are given to the top three finishers in both races, men’s and women’s divisions, in 13 age groups that run from under 14 to 70 and over.

Trophies also go to the top male and female winners in the 5k and 10k races. Wheelchair entrants are encouraged and a special trophy goes to the winner.

For an entry form or more information runners can contact Gearhart at (740) 532-0932 or by email at timgearhart@sbc