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Family Fitness Day May 7 at Buffalo Trace


March 30, 2011
The 14th annual Family Fitness Day at Buffalo Trace Park in Palmyra will take place Saturday, May 7, starting at 8:30 a.m.

There will be three race options: the Buffalo Stampede/5K race, the 5K Fun Walk and the Bison Stampede (kids' races).

The Buffalo Stampede/5K Race will be run over a flat course beginning at the main shelter house, winding through Buffalo Trace Park following the park's walking/jogging trail around the 30-acre lake and ending back at the shelter house. There will be timers at each mile and a water station about midway through the course.

The 5K Fun Walk will also begin at the main shelter house, at the same time, and will follow the same course as the runners.

The Bison Stampede will begin at 11 a.m. and include a 1-1/4-mile race, for children ages 10 through 12, on the park's jogging/walking trail around the park's lake. Immediately following that race, the 7-to-9-year-olds will run a flat 3/4-mile race. Next, children 6 and younger will run a similar flat 1/4-mile race. Both of the races will begin and end at the main shelter house.

The registration fee for the 5K Race and 5K Walk are as follows: $18 through April 30 and $20 from May 1 to the day of race.

The fee for the Kids' Races are $12 through April 30 and $15 from May 1 to the day of the race.

Registration the day of the race will be from 7:30 to 8:15 a.m.

Awards will be given to top finishers in several categories, and there will be door prizes awarded. All pre-registered participants will receive a long-sleeve T-shirt; those registering on race day will receive a shirt while supplies last. Admission to the park will be free with race registration.

Flyers and race applications are available at the YMCA of Harrison County in Corydon, First Harrison Bank in Palmyra, Pacers and Racers in New Albany and Kellum Imprints in Ramsey. Additional forms can be found online at www.harrisoncoparks.com, www.pacersandracers.com and www.nhcs.k12.in.us (North Harrison athletics website).

Proceeds from the event will go to the Buffalo Trace Park Advisory Board and North Harrison cross country team.

For more information, contact Jerry or Juanita Love at 364-6122.

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