Excitement continues to build for the Third Annual Rotary Club of Highlands Twilight Rock ‘n Roll 5k. The race will be held on Saturday, August 22, at the Kelsey-Hutchinson Park on Pine Street in downtown Highlands. The list of sponsors is growing as are the number of early registrations for the race that starts at 6:00 P.M.
At last year’s event there were 250 participants and they have already surpassed that number for 2015. If you haven’t registered yet, you can head to the park at 4:00 P.M. where they’ll be holding check-in and late registration. You can also register online at Webscorer.com.
The race is open to all ages and levels of fitness — from family walkers with strollers to advanced runners. Awards will be presented to the overall top male and female finisher; Masters and Grand Masters first place; and top three finishers in each five-year age division. Kids under 10 can run for free.
This is a great community event and a chance for everyone to enjoy the park. Live music by Tea 4 Three will keep the energy rocking during and after the race until 10:00 P.M. and any racer (of legal age) crossing the finish line can quench their thirst with a beer from the Ugly Dog Pub. Parking will be available around the park. Bring chairs, coolers, refreshments, and blankets to Kelsey Hutchinson Park and spend the evening.
Derek Taylor, owner of Highlands Decorating Center and Rotary Club of Highlands member says, “The proceeds are going to support the Highlands Hurricanes Youth Swim Team and everyone really has a good time.”
For more information, visit TwilightRocknroll5k.com or contact Taylor at (828) 526-3571. You may also contact Lester Norris at the Highlands Rec Park, (828) 526-3556.
Visit their Facebook page to see photos from previous races. You just might catch a glimpse of someone you know!
by Jenny King