10th Annual Twilight 5K and 10K Races Set for Tonight

January 4, 2013

Today is the day for the Elbert County Chamber of Commerce’s 10th Annual Twilight Stroll.

The event has evolved from a simple one mile fun run event, to hosting 5K and 10K races in conjunction with the fun run.

An interesting tweak taking place this year, is a bounty on last year’s 10K time set by McKenzie Howell, who completed the 10K in 37:16.

“This year we are putting a reward out there for anyone who can beat her time”, said Brooks. “There is a $300 prize for anyone who can do it, and should she break her own time, she will receive the prize.”

Phyllis Brooks, Executive Director of the Chamber, says the event has also grown based on its affiliation with the Run and See Georgia Grand Prix.

“We added the 10K because people that run these races all the time, they get extra points. So this has brought a lot of new runners to our event, and since it takes place so early in the year it gives them a good start in the Grand Prix”, explained Brooks.

Those interested in participating can still do so, as registration will begin at 6:00pm this evening. The cost will be twenty dollars for those registering before the races.

The one mile fun run begins at 7:00pm, the 5K starts at 7:30pm, and the 10K follows at 8:30pm.