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  Updated:4/19/2015 April 19, 2015   

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The Race for Education (RFE) is taking to the streets of downtown Midway, Kentucky, this Saturday, April 11.The 12th Anniversary Race to Read was first run in 2002 in memory of Karri Casner, who was killed in a terrorist attack in Bali. This year’s race will be run in memory of both Karri Casner and Harry “Hub” Johnson, Jr. Mrs. & Mrs. Bill Casner and Ms. Kirsten Johnson are great supporters of The Race For Education and the Thoroughbred racing community.
Serious runners and weekend joggers alike are invited to enter the starting gates for the 12th Annual Race to Read 5K/10K run. Gift certificates await the top male and female winners of the 5K and 10K in addition to many other prizes.
“I have been involved with The Race For Education from its inception, and Hub was a tutor in one of the Starting Gate afterschool programs. Hub was all about education and thoroughly enjoyed his time with the youngsters that were involved in the program. Giving back to this industry is what both he and myself have always strived to do. It is a true honor for him to be included in this organization, having a fund in his name will be a powerful statement of what he was all about. From Holli, myself, his family and friends, we thank you in advance for coming to support this great program. Hub and Karri will be watching over all of us for Saturday’s festivities and cheering us on to the finish line!” Kirsten Johnson.
Some of the most prestigious names in our community are giving a boost to the 5K and 10K competitions. Adena Springs Farm, Ashford Stud, John Deere, Juddmonte Farms, The Jockey Club, the National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association, Kentucky Downs, Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, RJ Corman Railroad Group, John’s Run/Walk Shop, Wildcat Water and Winstar Farm are all sponsors at various levels.
Veterans of previous races know that Midway offers a lovely setting in the spring and that the emphasis is on fun as well as competition. Post-race breakfast sponsored by Graviss McDonald’s Restaurants and entertainment will be provided.
Overall, more than 100 awards will be bestowed on participants, who will be supporting The Race For Education’s various scholarships and educational programs through their participation. The Race to Read attracts about 300-500 participants in the race each year. There are many divisions and prizes, including wheelchair and stroller! Walkers are welcome!
REGISTER ONLINE HERE or at The Race For Education, 1818 Versailles Road, Friday, April 10th before the race from 3:00-6:30PM. You may also register in Midway on the day of the race.
Cost: $20 pre-registration; $25 on race day; ONLINE REGISTRATION ENDS AT 5PM ON 4/8/15.
Race Day Registration: 7:30 am
5K and 10K race start time: 8:30 am


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