How awesome is it that I get to promote races as part of my job?
I am the assistant director of marketing and public relations for Wicomico County Recreation, Parks & Tourism, and one of our two 5Ks of the year — the Run to Remember Memorial Day 5K — is coming up on Saturday. I have been working hard to promote the race and get the word out, so hopefully, if you are local, you have already heard about this event.
Last year, I volunteered at the race, and I will be back as a volunteer this year. The race will be held at a new location: WinterPlace Park at 6737 Blue Ribbon Road in Salisbury.
The race begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 27, with race-day registration and packet pickup starting at 8 a.m.
The run/walk benefits the Wicomico War Veterans’ Memorial, which is outside the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center. I think we can all be appreciative of our military members and remember those who died in the line of duty. I know it’s not a job I would be brave enough to do.
The fee is $25 for those who register in advance (registration is still open here!) or $30 on race day. Veterans with ID can register for the discounted rate of $20.
The three fastest male and female runners in each of the five age groups will win medals.
The course includes the trails at WinterPlace, and I went and checked them out a little while ago. I’d run there before, but not for a while. It’s fun to run in a different spot, and I’m sure I’ll be back.
Everyone is also invited to the Memorial Day Ceremony, which is happening Monday, May 29, at 10 a.m. It’s free and a way to pay your respects to Wicomico County residents who died serving our country.
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