Races and events galore this weekend in west Kentucky and middle Tennessee! This is wonderful! There’s a race or event somewhere, so pick one and be there!
Saturday, Sept. 18
21st annual Misaligned Minds bike ride, 8 a.m., Noble Park, Paducah, Ky. Choice of 25-, 40-, 65- or 100-mile route.
Sedalia Elementary School PTO first 5K Run/Walk, 8 a.m., registration starts at 7, Sedalia Elementary School, Sedalia Ky., five miles south of Mayfield on Highway 97. Cost $10 before Sept. 11, $12 after date. For more information: http://www.graves.12.ky.us/schools/Sedalia or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bear Crawl 5K, 8 a.m., Mount Juliet High School at 1800 Curd Road, Mount Juliet, Tenn.
YMCA Trot for the Troops 5K/10K Road Race and 1-Mile Fun Run, 7:45 a.m., for 5K; 8:45 a.m., 10K; 10 a.m., 1-Mile, Hopkinsville, Ky. Runners can do both 5K and 10K races. http://www.hopkinsvilleymca.org/qnamii/index.asp?Mode=ViewArticle&ID=94
Chili’s 5K, 9 a.m., Memorial Park, Hendersonville, Tenn. Benefitting St. Jude’s Hospital. Register online at http://www.active.com/
Murray Walk to Defeat ALS 5K, 9 a.m., Regional Special Events Center at Murray State University in Murray, Ky. http://walkky.alsa.org/site/TR/Walks/KentuckyWalk?fr_id=6572&pg=entry&AddInterest=1992
Air Force Marathon/Half-Marathon/10K/5K (Marathon a Boston qualifier), http://www.usafmarathon.com/
Sunday, Sept. 19
Ironman 70.3 Branson, Branson, Mo. (Good luck to Jay Pitman, of Paducah, Ky., who will be racing this venue!)
Good luck, and Happy Running!