Pumpkin pies will be awarded to the top finisher of each age group, and the top 3 overall finishers will also receive an award at the Lake County Central YMCA Fourth Annual 5K Run/Walk.
The Lake County YMCA will be hosting its Fourth Annual 5K Run/Walk on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 27, beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Central Y in Painesville.
An additional prize will be awarded to the best-dressed runner. Age groups are defined as: 10 & under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & over.
“Every year we have held the Turkey Day 5K, more runners choose to join us and work off a little extra before dinner. It’s a wonderful family and community race with close to 1,500 participants expected,” said Beth Horvath, Health & Wellness Director for the Lake County Central Y.
Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. on race day with the run/walk beginning at 8:30 a.m. The race route will begin and end at the Lake County Central Y as it twists east through a bike path and Lake Erie College. Electronic timing will be available to runners. Preregistration packet pickup begins at the Central Y on Wednesday, November 26, available from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The preregistration fee is $20 per person until November 21. The race fee is $25 per person through November 26, and $30 per person on race day. The fee includes a free t-shirt (no shirt guaranteed for registrations after November 21). Preregister online (www.lakecountyymca.org) or call (440) 352-3303. Registration will be accepted until the morning of the race.