Nearly 200 people participated in the YMCA Festival 5k Friday evening. The weather was a little cooler than earlier in the week, holding at about 84 degrees and humid at race time. Participants in the 5k conquered a tough hill and were greeted by Oldham County Day festival attendees when they reached the top.
In the July 19 edition of The Oldham Era, staff writer and runner Tracy Harris tackles the obstacles presented by night races. She includes tips about nutrition, hydration and how to deal with sitting at a desk all day then racing a 5k.
The column also includes advice and a link to an online pace calculator to help participants determine how to adjust their pace for hotter temperatures — the current forecast for Friday is in the low 90s, and will likely be nearly that warm at race time.
Read her column online here.
The county’s largest festival, Oldham County Day, kicks off Friday evening with a unique night race through downtown La Grange.
Runners and walkers will pass by a “dancing in the streets” party with live music as they near the finish line — but they’ll have to resist the tempting smells of corn dogs and funnel cakes, too!
The race start and finish are located at Covenant United Methodist Church in La Grange. The course goes down Allen Lane to Commerce Parkway, then up First Street and turns onto Main Street and finishes on Kentucky Avenue.
Check out the July 19 edition of The Oldham Era for tips on racing in the evening.
Online registration for the YMCA Festival 5k is currently closed, but race day registration is available at CUMC beginning at 6 p.m. Come join us!