5K Triple Crown deadline is May 1

From left are Megan Vahaviolos, Johnson Jog organizer; Joey the horse; Jessica Ford, Rotary Run for the Roses organizer; Ronnie Dona, Lexington 5k organizer; and Ron Robinson, Johnson Jog organizer. (Photo submitted)

JOHNSTOWN – The deadline for registering for the 5K Triple Crown is May 1.

The entry fee for all three races will be $50 if participants registered by May 1. Individual races will cost $20 each.

Three area groups are joining forces to raise money and promote their causes in Fulton County with the 5K Triple Crown presented by St. Mary’s Healthcare. 5K races will be held on the three days that coincide with the Triple Crown horse races resulting in one male and female grand champion.

Glove Cities Rotary will host the first leg, which is the Run for the Roses 5K on Saturday, May 4, starting from Partner’s Pub, 21 S. William St. The second race, to benefit Johnson Hall State Historic Site, is slated on Saturday, May 18, beginning at the historic site on Hall Avenue. The third race will be a benefit for Lexington ARC Family Services on Saturday, June 8, starting at 465 N. Perry St.

Jen Hulbert, president of Glove Cities Rotary Club, said, “The collaboration between these three 5K traditions in our community will elevate the caliber of the racing season for area runners.

“Participants will have a chance to enter three of their favorite races as a series, with the added bonus of possibly winning cash and/or prizes: runners gear, activities and more in their quest for the Triple Crown title.”

Special thanks to new sponsor Townsend Leather for an additional donation of $1,200 in prize money. This will allow for the addition of four $300 cash prizes awarded at the conclusion of the final race. Everyone who enters the Triple Crown and participates in a least one of the races will be placed in the drawing to win.

Also new to the event his year will be the addition of a team competition for the Triple Crown, with prizes for the most creative teams.

Runners will also receive a free Triple Crown shirt, as well as a shirt and goody bag for each of the three races. Runners may also choose to enter individual races.

Register online at https://www.zippyreg.com?event=1208 or visit Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/5ktriplecrown.