Third- Annual 5K Dogwood Run to Take Place April 17
The Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce and the Roadkill Running Club of Oak Ridge are pleased to announce plans for the third-annual 5K Oak Ridge Dogwood Run. The 5K race will be held on Saturday, April 17, 2009 in Oak Ridge. The race will include a one-mile walk as part of the course.
Chuck Hope, owner of Chuck's Car Care and Chairman of the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors stated, "It's great to have this run taking place in Oak Ridge again this year. The Oak Ridge Chamber is pleased to team up with the Roadkill Running Club to sponsor the third running of this race."
Participants are encouraged to pre-register for the Oak Ridge Dogwood 5K Run. Registration forms are available on the Oak Ridge Chamber website (www.orcc.org), the Roadkill Running Club website (www.roadkillrunningclub.com) and the Chamber office. Registration prior to April 10 is $20 per person. After April 10 the fee is $25 per person. Checks should be made payable to the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce.
According to Zane Hagy of the Roadkill Running Club, "The race will take runners through the Briarcliff subdivision and along the greenway near the neighborhood. The course is certified by the United States Track and Field organization (USATF)."
The pre-registration fee includes a limited-edition Dogwood Run t-shirt. Late and event day registrants will receive a shirt while supplies last.
First place prizes will be awarded to the overall first place winner for both males and females; Masters (40+) male and female; Grandmaster (50+) male and female. Additional prizes will be awarded to the following category winners: Athena, first place female; Clydesdale, first place male; Wheelchair, first place; and largest team, first place. The top three male and female finishers will also be honored in the following age categories: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-30, 31-40, 41-50, 51-60, 71-80, and 81 and over.
For more information or to register for the Dogwood Run, call the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce at 483-1321 or email Christy at email@example.com.
The Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce is Four-Star Accredited Chamber of Commerce.