This week’s 5Ks in the Tri-State
Here’s a list of the races offered in the Tri-State this weekend. For more information or to register, visit www.TriStateRacer.com
Friday, Oct. 4
• Kanawha Trace Darkness Falls Haunted Trail Race 5K and 10K. 8:30 p.m. Camp Arrowhead. Ona. Trail run. Runners must have a headlamp. $23 entry. Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Kanawha Trace.
Saturday, Oct. 5
• Kickin’ Up Kidney Awareness 5K. 10 a.m. Valley Park. Hurricane. Basic 5K course, no obstacles, on the beautiful new course at Valley Park! It’s almost Halloween, so have some fun and wear a Halloween costume. You will be entered for the Best Costume Award! Donations and sponsorship opportunities available. Please call Jordan or Laura at 304-525-8091 if you would like more information. $25 entry. All proceeds will be donated to the American Kidney Fund.
• Redmen for a Cure. 9 a.m. Mark and Amy Kline’s farm at 8798 State Route 650 in Pedro, Ohio. The course is flat with one turn. A water stop will be at the 1-mile mark. $20 entry. All proceeds from the 5K will go toward a scholarship for RHHS senior athlete or band member who submits an essay on how they have been affected by cancer.
• Battle Run 5K. 8 a.m. The Coffee Grinder, Point Pleasant. Course will take you through downtown Point Pleasant past historic monuments in Tu-Endie-Wei State Park and along the beautiful Ohio River. Terrain will include asphalt, grass and gravel. $25 entry. Proceeds will go to Main Street Merchants.
• Charles Russell Elementary Tribe Trot. 9 a.m. Central Park. Ashland. Flat and fast course around Ashland’s beautiful Central Park. $30 entry. proceeds from this event will go to Charles Russell Elementary School.
• Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma 5K walk/run. 10 a.m. Barboursville Park Shelter No. 8, Barboursville. The race course is on rolling hills with an elevation gain of about 318 feet. You will start and finish on the crushed gravel track by the lake. $25 entry. This race is sponsored by the family and friends of the late Ann Caldwell, who died of systemic scleroderma in 2004. All proceeds will go the the National Scleroderma Foundation for research for a cure, education, and patient support.
Sunday, Oct. 6
• 2nd annual Run 4 Recovery. 2 p.m. Real Life Ministries. 1717 Reynolds St., Ironton. Flat, residential course. $25 entry. Proceeds benefit Real Life Ministries.
• MK5K. 9:30 a.m. Boyd County High School, Ashland. Boyd County Cross Country Trail. Gravel, dirt, small hills. Proceeds benefit the Mary Kay Foundation.