New races introduced for 2015!

Hey, change is a good thing! After a decade of Oldham County Grand Slam awesomeness, we are introducing some changes this year. There are two new races in the series and the Grand Slam will start later this year, running from mid-July through late September.

We will kick off the series this year with the popular YMCA Festival 5k on Friday, July 17. Race into the evening through the heart of La Grange, with Oldham County Day festivities on Main Street after the race!

The Fastline FUN-Raiser, another OCGS classic, is next up on Aug. 8. This scenic course will challenge your hill-running skills and benefits the Metro United Way in Oldham County, the American Cancer Society and the March of Dimes.

After that, we are excited to introduce two new races to our series: the Joggin’ For Frogmen 5k and the KSP Trooper Island/Sligo Baptist Church 5k.

Joggin’ For Frogmen debuted in Crestwood last year and is a perfect fit for the series. This national race series benefits the 31 Heroes project and provides resources for families of fallen military veterans.

And, wrapping up the series this year is a brand-new race, brought to us courtesy of Mark Brockman. We mention Mark because returning OCGS runners would recognize his voice from the PA at most of our other races! Mark was instrumental in the organization and execution of the previous Crestwood Baptist race, and of the entire series. We are thrilled that, in his new role at Sligo Baptist Church, he will be directing a new race benefiting the church’s missions as well at the Kentucky State Police’s Trooper Island camp. Join us at Sligo Baptist on Sept. 12 for this new event!

As always, we will be offering a special t-shirt for all participants completing all four races, as well as a custom LOUISVILLE SLUGGER bat for the overall male & female winners of the series.

Registration is coming soon — mark your calendar with our new race dates!

  • YMCA Festival 5k — 7:30 p.m., Friday, July 17
  • Fastline FUN-raising 5k — 8:30 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 8
  • Joggin’ For Frogmen 5k — 8 a.m. (opening ceremonies), Saturday, Aug. 29
  • KSP Trooper Island/Sligo Baptist Church 5k — 8:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 12

Congrats, Fastline Fun-Raiser finishers!

Despite wet and humid weather this morning, 129 people finished the Fastline Fun-Raiser 5k, raising money for local charities! Congrats to winners Andrew Danner (16:18) and Tracy Harris (19:20), both having won both OCGS races they’ve run this year!

Full results will be posted Monday — hang tight!

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Results posted for YMCA Festival 5k

Fast times were posted at this year’s YMCA Festival 5k due, no doubt, to the amazingly cool weather. Congrats to Andrew Danner for posting a 16:26 for the men’s division win, leading a group of six men to sub-18 finishes. And, congrats to Lynn Riedling for her 21:21 win in the women’s division.

Results are posted online here!

Great weather, great crowd for Roman Road 5k

Dylan Watkins, left, and Tracy Harris, overall male and female winners of the 2014 Roman Road 5k.

Dylan Watkins, left, and Tracy Harris, overall male and female winners of the 2014 Roman Road 5k.

The 2014 Oldham County Grand Slam kicked off Saturday, May 31, with 163 runners and walkers at the Roman Road 5k at Crestwood Baptist Church! Despite being a little warm and humid, Oldham County High School senior and member of Team Champion Dylan Watkins led the pack with a 17:47 finish. Representing Oldham County Schools and Team New Balance, Tracy Harris won the women’s division in 19:22. Congrats to them both!

Complete race results are posted! Be sure to check out The Oldham Era for coverage, too! We’ll see you in July for the Oldham County Days Festival 5k!