[April 12, 2016; Kennett Square, PA] – The second-annual Derby Day Run for the Roses 5K Race is scheduled for Saturday, May 7, at Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center campus.
This year’s event celebrates the 10th anniversary of Barbaro’s 2006 Kentucky Derby win. All proceeds will benefit the Barbaro Fund for Excellence, which directly supports equine and other large animal patients at New Bolton Center.
On-site registration for this family friendly run/walk begins at 9:00 am in Alumni Hall at New Bolton Center, 382 West Street Road, Kennett Square, PA. The race will start at 10:00 am, rain or shine.
Registration is $29 for adults until May 1, $35 on race day, and $10 for kids. T-shirts are guaranteed to the first 100 registrants. For online registration and additional information, visit www.runccrs.com.
“Supporting our local community is very important to New Bolton Center,” said Dr. Barbara Dallap Schaer, Medical Director of New Bolton Center. “We look forward to welcoming our friends and neighbors to our campus on Derby Day.”
The course is mostly flat, with a few gentle hills, mainly on the road with a few places of even turf terrain. The course starts from the campus, goes down Byrd and Bartram Roads, and back.
Awards will be given to the top three male and female runners overall, top three male and female runners in traditional age groups, and top three walkers overall.
Light refreshments will be available. The Chester County Running Store will provide the timing and results.
For those unable to attend the Derby Day Run on May 7, New Bolton Center is offering a virtual race to benefit the Barbaro Fund for Excellence. Learn more: http://givingpages.upenn.edu/RunfortheRoses5K