Stay Fit this Winter & Give Back to those in Need
By: Kayla Dodd
TriStateRacer.com to host the Barboursville Winter Series races at Barboursville Park beginning on Sunday, December 18. The series consists of a 3 Mile race on December 18, 2016, 4 Mile race on January 15, 2017 and a 5 Mile race on February 12, 2017. The Winter Series encourages runners and walkers to stay fit all winter long, by participating in all three events. All races will begin at 2 PM and start and end near the lake at Barboursville Park.
Pre-Registration is $15 per race or $20 each race, if you sign up on the day of the race. Participants are encouraged to register for all three events in the series to not only promote staying fit all winter long, but to save money on registration. Participants who register and complete all three events will also be entered into the series awards, and receive the 2016-2017 series t-shirt. Participants can register for all three races for only $40, if registered by December 18. To download the registration form or register online, visit TriStateRacer.com. Individuals may also register the day of each event, beginning at 1 PM.
Proceeds from this event will benefit the Coats for Kids program hosted by Goodwill Industries of KYOWVA Area, Inc. Each year, Goodwill raises and collects money to purchase new coats for children in need. To date, Goodwill has been able to purchase and deliver 250 new coats. Monies raised from the series will be donated to purchase additional coats for more children, to help keep them warm this winter. For more information about the Coats for Kids program, visit goodwillhunting.org.
Owner of TriStateRacer.com, Pat Riley said, “At TriStateRacer, our goal is to help our community by promoting fitness and raising millions for charity. Being able to continuously help other organizations give back in the community is great, but when our team can personally assist to raise more money for those in need, especially children in need, we are glad to contribute and give back. I cannot wait to see how many more coats will be given out this winter.”