Weekend outlook: Plenty of walking, running on tap this weekend

Published 10:41 am Friday, September 29, 2017

With fall officially here, it should be a great weekend to be outside and active, and there will be at least two opportunities Saturday morning.

The David Borden Memorial Anytime Fitness 5K and the George Rogers Clark High School cheerleaders’ Walk with Friends is set to begin at 8:30 a.m. Saturday in front of First United Methodist Church, 204 S. Main St.

The events were postponed from Labor Day weekend and the Daniel Boone Pioneer Festival, thanks to a forecast of heavy rain.

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Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. for $15. 5K T-shirts will be available while supplies last. There will be awards for the top three male and female finishers, along with the top three in each age group.

Proceeds from the 5K benefit the Clark County Homeless Coalition.

At the same time, the cheerleaders’ annual Walk With Friends is a 1.5 mile walk will be at the same time, leaving from the church. The event is a fundraiser for the cheerleaders; a portion of the proceeds will be donated to a charity selected by the cheerleaders.

A short distance away, the St. Vincent de Paul Society’s Friends of the Poor Walk begins at 9 a.m. in College Park.

The 10th annual event, hosted by the chapter at St. Joseph Catholic Church, will raise funds to stock the food pantry, which serves between 60 and 90 families monthly.

Walk co-chairman Rich Gomez said last year’s walk raised more than $17,000.

Participants will also receive a T-shirt.

Also Saturday morning is the annual Serendipity, a benefit event for the Clark County Homeless Coalition. The event, which includes brunch and an auction, begins at 11 a.m. at  First Fire, which is behind Emanuel Episcopal Church on Lexington Road.

There will be an auction including gift baskets from local and regional businesses and attractions. Call 744-8733 for information about tickets and reservations.

About Fred Petke

Fred Petke is a reporter for The Winchester Sun, the Jessamine Journal and the State Journal. His beats include cops, courts, fire, public records, city and county government and other news. To contact Fred, email fred.petke@bluegrassnewsmedia.com or call 859-759-0051.

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