The second annual two-mile run known as the Two Mile Derby Dash for Christ’s Hands is set to take place on Saturday.
Christ’s Hands Director Bryan Toll said the event is set to take place on Kentucky Derby Day.
“The race will kick-off at 9 a.m.,” Toll said. “There’s a grand prize that you can be entered to win by donating five cans of any canned food item. That will put your name in the pot one time. There’s an unlimited number of times you can register, so if you bring 50 cans, you would be entered 10 times.”
Toll explained the grand prize package is valued at $250.
“We’d love for somebody to win that,” said Toll.
Toll said the Derby Dash is open to all.
“It’s a two mile run instead of a 5K, which is three and a half miles,” Toll said. “It starts at the Harlan Center, you run down across KY 38 past Christ’s Hands and then you’ll go back across (KY 38) at the pedestrian crossing near Harlan Elementary and then back through town back to the Harlan Center.”
According to Toll, last year’s event was well-attended and they are expecting a strong turnout this year as well.
“Last year there were approximately 60 to 70 participants,” Toll said.
Anybody interested in participating can pre-register at the Harlan County Judge-executive’s office, the Harlan Center or at Christ’s Hands. You can also register the day of the race beginning at 8 a.m. at the Harlan Center. The registration fee is $15, with all proceeds going to Christ’s Hands.
The run starts at the Harlan Center at 9 a.m. — rain or shine.
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