Registration is underway for the 13th Annual Karner Blue 5K-10K-Half Marathon which is Saturday, July 1.
The race is part of the Karner Blue Summer Festival in Black River Falls. An estimated 200 runners are expected to compete in the races, which are sponsored by the Black River Area Chamber of Commerce. The half marathon begins at 7 a.m., the 5K and 10K at 8 a.m. and a free kids race for youth 11 and under starts at 9.
“This is an important fundraiser and popular event for the Black River Area Chamber of Commerce,” said Chris Hardie, chamber executive director. “It’s one of the premier road races of the year in this area.”
Registration is $45 for the half marathon until June 23 and will increase to $50 for late registrants. Cost is $25 for the 5K and 10K races which will increase to $30 after June 23. Teams of five runners can sign up for the Corporate Challenge. Corporate registration is $100 and $125 after June 23.
Entertainment, food and refreshments will follow the races during the awards ceremony that will be held at the downtown Karner Blue Summer Festival grounds. Medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in each age division. There will also be trophies for the male and female winners in each race.
For more information on the Karner Blue 5K-10K-Half Marathon, please visit www.blackrivercountry.net and click on the events tab. To register on-line, visit http://www.tandhtiming.com/events/2017-13th-annual-karner-blue/ You can also register at the chamber office or on the day of the race.
Anyone interested in volunteering to help with the races can contact the chamber at 715-284-4658.