The annual Take the Lake 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run will take place Saturday, April 27, during SpringFest weekend.
All proceeds from the 5K will benefit the American Cancer Society as part of the Relay For Life of Cleburne County fundraising activities. This event will be held at Heber Springs' Dam Site Park with the Kids Fun Run beginning at 4 p.m. and the 5K Run/Walk at 5:30 p.m.
Trophies will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd overall male and female 5K Runners to cross the finish line. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places for male and female Runners in each age group will be awarded medals. 1st Place Walkers in each age group will receive a medal. The registration fee is $25 for early registration and $30 the day of the race.
The Kids Fun Race early registration is $10 and $15 the day of race. All participants will receive a medal, and the 1st place boy and girl in each age group with receive a special award. Ages divisions and length of race are: 3 and under: 25 yards; 4-6: 50 yards; 7-8: ¼ mile; 9-12: ½ mile.
A great way to participate in the 5K experience and show your support for the walkers/runners is to become a Spirit Runner. Spirit Runners will receive a Take the Lake t-shirt. Pre-registration: $10; Day of Race: $15.
To guarantee t-shirt size on race day, registration for the 5K must be postmarked by April 17. Race day registration and Pre-registration packet pickup begins at 1:30 p.m. and will be held at Dam Site Park Pavilion 3 just before the entrance to section I of Dam Site Park.
Registration closes at 3:30 p.m. for the Kids Fun Run and 5:00 p.m. for the 5K. Online registration can be made through www.racesonline.com. Registration forms can be obtained at the Heber Springs Chamber of Commerce or through their website www.heber-springs.com under their Springfest event tab or at www.macsrts.com or by contacting the Race Director, Marilyn Wright, (contact information below). Make checks payable to: Take The Lake. Pre-Registration forms and checks should be mailed to: Marilyn Wright, 55 James Place, Heber Springs, AR 72543. For more information, contact Marilyn at 501-206-5381 or email to takethelake5Kheberspringsar@gmail.com