5K run, walk to benefit children's program


Englishton Park Presbyterian Ministries is sponsoring the seventh annual Captain's Romp 5K Run and Walk on June 14, beginning and ending on the grounds of Englishton Park in Lexington.

The 3.1-mile event is conducted during the Lexington Fire Department's Old Settlers Days and traces part of the Civil War trek of Gen. John Hunt Morgan.

The race is named "Captain's Romp" in honor of Capt. William E. English, a Spanish-American War veteran who resided on the grounds purchased by his grandfather in 1817 and expanded by his father, William H. English.

Entry forms are available at englishtonpark.com. Early registration, postmarked by May 21, is $17 and includes a T-shirt. After May 21, it's $20, and T-shirts will be in limited supply for $8.

Sign-in for the race begins at 7:15 a.m. June 14, and the race will start at 8:15 a.m.

Proceeds benefit Englishton Park’s 44-year-old Summer Children’s Program for children with learning and emotional challenges. The Academic Remediation Training Center Program is a residential camp on the Englishton Park grounds for children ages 7 through 12 who struggle to be successful in school.

Male and female first- and second-place trophies will be given in the running event and walking event. Also, age-group medallions for male and female winners in each 10-year age group in the run event will be awarded.

Information: Kristi Rowell at kristi.ron.rowell@gmail.com

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