Annual 5Klay Run for Fun Saturday at Fairgrounds

Friday, October 3, 2014
Runners as they left the starting line at the fairgrounds gate during the 2013 5Klay County Run for Fun.

Runners and walkers are invited to take part in the second annual 5Klay County Run for Fun, set to begin at 8 a.m. this Saturday, Oct. 4. The event is sponsored by First National Bank of Piggott, and runners and walkers will be gathering at the Clay County Fairgrounds in Piggott. Organizers also note registration will be accepted the day of the event.

"This is our second annual event, and we hope to see a good turnout on Saturday morning," noted local organizer Sean Martin. "This is a sanctioned race, and will be run by Agee Race Timing of Paragould like last year's event."

The event is being held as a fundraiser for the Clay County Fair Association. "We really appreciate the sponsorship of First National Bank in making this event possible," Martin added.

Following the 5K event awards will be handed out to the overall male and female finishers, along with the top three individuals in each age division. Those divisions include--birth to nine years old, 10 to 13, 14 to 19, 20 to 29, 30 to 39, 40 to 49, 50 to 59, 60 to 69 and 70 and over.

The entry fee now through race day for adults is $25, while runners age 13 and under may register for $10.

More details are available on the Agee Race Timing website at Or, you may email Martin at

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