Online registration is now open for the 2018 VA5K run/walk to be held on Sunday, Nov. 4 on the grounds of the Lexington VA Medical Center located at 2250 Leestown Rd. Race day activities begin at 10 a.m. and the race starts at noon.
As in previous years, one hundred percent of the proceeds from the race, which is sponsored by Lexington Community Corrections and Columbia Gas of Kentucky’s NiVets employee resource group, will be donated to the Lexington VA Medical Center.
Last year, more than 180 participants helped raise over $10,500 to assist in the construction of the Fisher House, a comfort home where military and veterans’ families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment at the Lexington VA Medical Center. Proceeds from this year’s race will once again benefit the Fisher House and the Lexington VA Medical Center’s outreach program that services veterans with PTSD and homeless issues.
Online race registration is open at Active.com through Nov. 2. The cost is $30 for an adult, $15 for a youth or $25 if participating on a team with 10 or more through Oct. 21. From Oct. 22 through Nov. 2, the cost is $35 for an adult, $20 for a youth or $30 if participating on a team with 10 or more. T-shirts and goody bags are guaranteed only for participants who register by Oct. 21.
Prizes will be awarded to the top five male and female finishers overall and the top finishers in their age groups. Additionally, coffee and hot chocolate will be available before the race and refreshments will be provided post-race.