The Paden City Foundation 5K has released a new logo for this year's race that depicts a runner breaking the finish line tape at the end of the race. The Foundation 5K will be held Saturday, June 2, rain or shine. The starting time is 9 a.m. and race-day registration will begin at 8 a.m. The start/finish line will be at Centennial Park (Main Street and 3rd Avenue) in Paden City.
The course will be explained at the time of the race.
There will be a few events just prior to the race start. Registration ceases at 8:45 a.m. at which time there will be a blessing of the Runners/Walkers. The American Legion Post 86 of Paden City will then hold a flag-raising. Some special recognition of corporate sponsors will take place and then the race will begin.
The race, in its second year, is a fund-raising for the Paden City Foundation Scholarship Fund (Hope and Owen McKay Scholarship), the Paden City Museum and the Cornerstone Project. Race organizer Rodney McWilliams commented, "We are planning on at least 120 participants. Last year, there were 100, so we're hoping to grow a little this year."
Continuing, he noted that "The course is flat and easy so we're hoping that anyone who enjoys running or walking - whether competitively or as a recreational hobby - comes out and joins in the fun and fellowship and supports some worthy causes for the betterment of our community."
The registration fee is $10 and each entrant, who will receive a race t-shirt. Plaques and medals will be awarded and there will be refreshments at the conclusion of the race.
Pre-registration is encouraged and forms can be obtained at WesBanco-Paden City, Quinet's in New Martinsville, the Paden City Public Library, and the Paden City Museum. Forms can also be printed on-line at rivercityrunners.com (clicking on the Calendar and Events tab, 2012 Race Calendar) or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 304-482-9684.