Hot Potato 5K Run/ Fun Walk
Hot Potato 5K set to run for fifth time
Runners will be heading to Hegins Valley this weekend for the fifth annual Hot Potato 5K Run/FunWalk.
Hosted by Sterman Masser Inc., the event will begin at 9 a. m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1220W. Maple St., Valley-View. Registration will be held the day of the race, closing 20 minutes before the start, or registration packets can be picked up from 5 to 7 p. m. today at the church’s social hall. Registration packets will be available from7 to 8: 45 a. m. Saturday. Cost is $ 40, $ 25 for participants ages 13 to 18.
All proceeds fromthe event go to the Tri- Valley Youth Activities Fund.
The Hot Potato 5K Run/ Fun Walk was established in 2013 to help promote a healthy lifestyle in the community. Nowin its fifth year, the event has gained popularity.
“It has continually ( grown). We have gotten more and more every year,” Chad Klock, TVYAF board member, said.
To help with this growth, the Tater Tot Trot was added. The mile- long race is for children up to age 12. The race begins at 8: 15 a. m., and the cost is $ 20. Children can participate in the trot and 5K.
“We’ve had quite a bit of kids. It’s been successful,” Klock said.
Awards for the Hot Potato 5K and Tater Tot Trot will be presented Saturday. The overall male and female winner will receive a medal, trophy and $ 100 gift card. The top 3 male and female finishers in the 5K age categories will receive a medal ( gold, silver and bronze). The top placers will also get $ 25 gift cards. The age categories are: 12 and under, 13 to 19, 20 to 26, 27 to 35, 36 to 44, 45 to 54, 55 to 64, 65 to 71 and 72 and older. The top 3 boy and girl finishers in the Trot age categories will be given medals. Those categories are: 5 and under, 6 to 7, 8 to 9 and 10 to 12.
If unable to stay for the award presentation, prizes must be picked up at Sterman Masser Inc., 2 Fearnot Road, Sacramento, before July 10.
For the race route and more information, visit the event’s website a twww.hotpotato5k.org. The event can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.
People get ready for the start of last year’s Hot Potato 5K Run/ Fun Walk. This year’s event will begin at 9 a. m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Valley View.