The forty fourth annual Run By The River, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of East Greenup County, Kentucky, will once more be a Virtual 5K run or stroll, 10K run or half-marathon.

“We were really hoping this year’s event could be a live race. However, there are so many rules for live races the club didn’t feel it would be anywhere near the usual race atmosphere,” stated race director Tim Gearhart. “Socializing would have been limited; start times would be staggered and awards presentations after the race would not be allowed under local health department rules. So we chose to continue the race another year as a virtual event.”

Runners can register now by way of midnight June 12. Times should be reported by midday June 13. Race outcomes will be posted on as they’re submitted.

“We are adding back this year the 10K run option and for those who like a longer challenge, a half-marathon,” Gearhart stated.

With a virtual race, members might run wherever they reside. Last 12 months’s virtual race attracted runners from California, Georgia and Japan.

Another change from final 12 months is when runners might take part.

“You can now run anytime after you register for the race, then report your time,” he stated. “The race will end on the usual race date of June 12 at midnight.”

Registration will be accomplished on The value is $25 plus a processing charge. Runners will obtain a T-shirt and commemorative medal in the mail about 10 days after the race.

Proceeds from the race are used to present an annual scholarship to a senior Key Club member at each Russell and Raceland-Worthington excessive faculties.

The membership additionally offers meals baskets at Thanksgiving for no less than 50 households, makes an annual contribution to the Family Resource Centers at Russell, Raceland-Worthington and Greenup faculty districts, helps sponsor the Greenup Public Library’s summer season studying program, offers funds for Shop with a Cop and different youth initiatives.

For extra info, contact the race director, Tim Gearhart, at [email protected] or by cellphone or textual content at 740-532-9688.


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