Cluck! Cluck! The Wicomico County Fair is getting a fun new addition with the inaugural Chase the Chicken 3K Fun Run/Walk.
And I get to have a fun role at this race — as one of the two “chickens” runners will be aiming to beat! When I’m not a runner — or a “chicken” — I work as the assistant director of marketing and public relations for Wicomico County Recreation, Parks & Tourism, which has partnered with the Wicomico Farm and Home Show on the fair. I always think it’s fun when running and my job connect.
The race will be held at WinterPlace Park on the Saturday of the fair, Aug. 18. It starts at 9 a.m., with check-in and race-day registration starting at 8 a.m. The start is at the pavilion, which will be by the carnival rides.
Participants even have the chance to win a chicken dinner from the Lions Club’s 5-foot fry pan (we won’t tell my chicken character). This prize will go to runners who cross the finish line before the “chicken.”
There will be two of us, so listen for the rules.
Us chickens won’t be the only ones wearing costumes — at least, we hope not. There will be awards for the “Best Farmer” and “Best Egg.”
If you register by July 31, you’ll guarantee that you get a race shirt. In addition, you’ll save if you register in advance versus on race day — $20 now or $25 then. Children ages 5 and under can run for free with the purchase of an adult registration. It should be a great family event.