RISING SUN – The first annual Shiner Dash 5K Run/Walk makes its debut on the Southeast Indiana Racing Circuit summer series Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m.
A fund-raiser for Rising Sun High School's boys and girls cross country program, the event returns Ohio County to the SIRC-it series for the first time since 2011, when it hosted the Beast of the Southeast 5K cross country race at the Denver Siekman Environmental Park.
Shiner Dash takes to the streets of Rising Sun Saturday, starting and finishing at the high school. It's the third of five 2014 SIRC-it races, all at the 5K distance, with 8:30 a.m. Saturday starts, that serves as fund-raisers for area cross country teams.
Race day entry fee is $20 per individual, including an official Shiner Dash t-shirt, while supplies last. Race day entry is $15 without the t-shirt.
On-line entry remains available at the Stuart Road Racing LLC web site. Go to: www.stuartroadracing.com.
Awards will be given to the overall male and female 5K run winners, along with the top three finishers in each 5K run age group, male and female.
Awards for 5K walkers will include the overall male and female winners, plus the top finishers in each age group.
Age group divisions for the Shiner Dash 5K Run, both both male and female runners, include: 12 & under, 13-14, 15-16, 17-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-69 and 70 & over.
5K Walk age groups include: 19 & under, 20-39 and 40 & over.
For more information e-mail race director Caitlin Sauerhage at: CSauerhage@risingsun.k12.in.us.