River Ridge Business Park Hosts 9th Annual Bluebonnet Lions Thankful Turkey 5K Run/Walk event is at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov.19, 2011

San Marcos — The 9th Annual Bluebonnet Lions Thankful Turkey 5K Run/Walk event is at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov.19 at River Ridge Business Park, located at IH-35 and River Ridge Parkway just north of Aquarena Springs Drive.

The race route is flat, fast and traffic- free winding through the business park where Grande Communications and Butler Manufacturing are located. Registering by Nov. 13 saves racers $5.  Registration on race day will begin at 7a.m. and the fee is $25.  There is a student discount of $3 with a valid ID from any school.

All pre-registered participants will receive a Thankful Turkey 5K T-shirt and goody bag.  If you register by Wednesday, Nov. 16, your first name will be printed on your race number.  Race day shirts will be available as long as quantities last.

Divisions available include ages 17 and under, 18-27, 28-37, 38-47, 48-57, 58-67, 68 and over, and a wheel chair division.  The unique awards, turkey, hams and pies, attract people from all over the Central Texas area.

Race director David Alexander along with the San Marcos Runners Club will be managing the race.

“We are so fortunate to have David and SMRC.  Their expertise is invaluable when putting on this kind of event.”  Bluebonnet Lions Club Event Organizer Liz Sumter said.  “This kind of support makes it possible to have a successful fundraiser in the community that is not only fun but provides winners of the race with Thanksgiving dinner.”

The Bluebonnet Lions Club is a nonprofit community service organization that has been serving the San Marcos community for more than 27 years.  All proceeds from the race go back into the community to support local charities and youth programs.  To learn more about the Bluebonnet Lions Club visit http://home.centurytel.net/bluebonnetlions.

Vew the race map at http://home.centurytel.net/bluebonnetlions/tt5k/TT5K_2011_flyer.pdf.    Mail in your pre-registration postmarked by Nov.13 for $20 or pre-register on-line at http://www.racetechs.com/register/thankful-turkey-5k-run-and-walk-2011.


GBP’s Take:  We support activities such as this to utilize business park space during the weekends.


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