Thursday, May 21, 2009

Got a 5K jones? Try Bare Bones

After I mentioned the Bare Bones 5K in Salisbury in yesterday's blog entry, I got an e-mail from Salisbury Rowan Runners Club president David Freeze with more info about this weekend's race. He writes:

The 5K starts at 8:30 a.m. THIS Saturday at Knox Middle School off Mahaley Street. All runners will get a Dri-Fit shirt, a finisher's medal, and plenty of food. Registration is $15 through Friday (pre-register at or $20 on race day. The course is flat, with one hill a block long. There is also a free ½-mile fun run for kids.

Runners who donate used shoes and canned goods will be entered for chance to win a pair of new running shoes from Vac & Dash in Albemarle. A portion of the proceeds will go to Rowan Helping Ministries, a local homeless shelter.

This is the eighth annual event. The race was started as way for the Salisbury Rowan Runners Club to give back to the running community, and is put on with very little sponsorship. We are very appreciative of all the runners and walkers who enter our events throughout the year.
Want more info on the Bare Bones 5K? Call 704-239-5508.