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5K dash for disabilities to take place at Keeneland

Arpan Dixit
Herald Staff

Crimson Claycomb with her daugther, Kendyl, hopes this 5K dash is a success like last year. (Herald File Photo)

The 5K dash for disabilities will take place on Saturday, August 5, at 9 a.m. at Keeneland Race Track, hosted by the Kendyl and Friends Foundation (KFF).

The race will feature a scenic 3.1 mile course, commemorative race T-shirts, overall and age group awards, timing by RaceRise, inflatable for the kids and a one mile fun run or walk. There will also be a 1K fun run or walk. Each person who registers in the 5K or 1K  will be fed by O’Charley’s at the end of the race, receive a commemorative race T-shirt, receive a coupon for a free appetizer or piece of pie from O’Charley’s and be entered to win prizes.

On race day, there will be other fun-filled events running from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Shop ‘til you drop at any of the vendors, enjoy music, food, drinks, and shaved ice with Kona ice. There will be corn hole tournaments, motorcycle benefit tide, face painting, a dunking booth, a pie eating contest, Disney characters and Big L from the Lexington Legends to sign autographs and take pictures.

A silent auction, a special needs fashion show and mini Special Olympic Games will also take place. Crimson Claycomb, coordinator of the event, hopes to have a fun-filled day for all the participants and is looking forward to the event. Claycomb’s daugther, Kendyl, contracted Meningitis at three weeks old and this inspired her to help other families facing the same difficulties.

“This event is very special to me. I have watched our events grow bigger and bigger over the last year and a half,” said Claycomb. “I can honestly say I am overwhelmed with emotions every single time Kendyl and Friends Foundation hosts an event. To see, how much peopel believe in our mission and continue to support the foundation, often takes my breath away. I am thankful for each and everyone who choose to continue to support Kendyl and Friends Foundation and believe in our mission.”

To learn more, check out this week’s issue of The Harrodsburg Herald.

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