This will be the Fifth Annual Austin’s Shoes Run offered by the Rotary Club in Corinth. It is set for Oct. 5 at 8:30 a.m. in downtown Corinth.
“We are excited about this event and it is a great fundraiser. Our running community and Rotary are always very active in this event,” said race chairperson Greg Cooley.
Rotary's 3.1-mile run through downtown Corinth has raised over $65,000 for the club's numerous projects over the past few years.
Another chairperson, Bobby Capps, said this race is something people are really coming to know the Rotary Club for.
“Austin’s Shoe Run has really put us on the map. We have had a bunch of participants from the local area to come out, as well as folks from outside our area,” Capps said.
In past years of the Austin’s Shoe Run with Rotary 5K, over 250 runners have taken part in the race. Event organizers are expecting much of the same for the 2013 event.
Registration for the 5K and 1-mile fun run can be done by going to www.corinthrotary5k.com until Oct. 2.
Registration forms can also be picked up at Cooley and Labas Financial Advisors on 409 Cruise Street and at Austin's Shoes located on 1792 Highway 72. Cost for the 5K is $25 until Sept. 23 and $30 after the deadline. Cost for the one-mile Fun Run is $10.
“That is our pre-registration deadline, but folks can still register in person until 8 a.m. on the day of the race,” added Cooley.
Package pickup for pre-registered participants will be available on Friday evening, October 4 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at SOUTHBank downtown.
Racy day registration will be held in the SOUTHBank lobby from 7-8 a.m.
The race features disposable-chip timing with multiple timing displays along the course.
Awards will be given to the top three participants in 41 brackets divided by age and gender, as well as overall top finishers. Awards will be presented in divisions such as Overall Male, Overall Female, Grandmaster Male, Grandmaster Female, Master Male, Master Female, Wheelchair Racers -- any gender, 0-5, 6-9, 10-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 & over.
The race start begins next to SOUTHBank and takes runners through the shaded streets of the older residential neighbors of Corinth. Runners will finish adjacent to Fillmore Street Chapel.