SOUTH WILLIAMSON, Ky. – The Tug Valley Road Runners Club (TVRRC) is starting a series of 5-K races on Friday evening, July 6 in South Williamson, Ky.
The run will start promptly at 8:00 p.m. with registration beginning at 7:00 p.m. “This makes it easier for those getting off work and who just want to run or walk and have a good time,” said Alexis Batausa, a spokesman for the local runner’s club.
The 5-K will starts at David Hatfield’s house located at 201 Central Ave, in South Williamson.
The course will go around the block to the left on 3rd Street into Kentucky Avenue, then hit the sidewalk, and cross the road into 4th Street. After that, runners will take a left on Virginia Avenue and run straight down till they approach 2nd Street. From that point they hit the sidewalk to the left, turn the corner and head up the General “Doc” Foglesong bridge. When they approach the signal lights, runners should turn left onto West 3rd Avenue (Old U.S. Route 52) and follow the sidewalk. Runners are urged to be cautious running here, until they see a hill that takes you up into the old West Williamson Fairview Cemetery.
That will be mile number two. From that point runners turn right, up the steep hill, then turn left, and go down into Fairview Cemetery and they will go around the loop and back up.
From there they turn right and then you take a left instead of going down Slater Street and continue back on West 3rd Avenue (U.S. 52), down the bridge again and back to David Hatfield’s house in South Williamson.
If it sounds complicated, there will be cones, mile markers and maybe some spray paint for marking the course, Batausa said.
“Just be careful and watch for traffic. It’s an open course. Also, it will be getting dark around 8:30 or so,” Batausa said. “It’s a night race, remember that - just be cautious of your surroundings and footing!”.
“Remember this is a fun run,” he added. “No registration fee will be charged.”
The TVRRC said that everybody is welcome to run and/or walk the course. “There will be shirts given out from past races over the years. We all love race shirts,” Batausa said
If runners have any questions contact Batausa at 304-542-5311 or Hatfield at 606-625-5092. Gatorade, Powerade and water will be provided.