Over 1,000 runners and 500 spectators will be on hand at the annual Rhody 5K Road Race to start their summer with a bang. Join them on Sunday morning, June 3, for the ever-popular race as it kicks off its thirteenth consecutive year.
Held at Twin River Casino, this year's race announces exciting fundraising news, surpassing an incredible benchmark. From charitable donations and sponsor funding for The Rhody 5K, Twin River is pleased to announce that to date, the race has raised $1 million in fundraising for its beneficiaries.
The principal beneficiaries of the Rhody 5K Road Race are The Tomorrow Fund, an independent, non-profit clinic founded in 1985 by a group of local citizens in order to provide financial and emotional support to the families of children stricken with cancer and Lincoln Days Committee, a community program that emphasizes town unity through entertainment and civic activities. The Tomorrow Fund has received just shy of $700,000 in donations from the Rhody 5K and donations to Lincoln Days Committee have amounted to more than $210,000 to date.
The Rhody 5K is coordinated by Dave McGillivray, race director of the BAA Boston Marathon and president of Dave McGillivray Sports Enterprises Inc. (DMSE).
For more information about the Rhody 5K, call Twin River 877.82RIVER x8364 or visit our website at www.rhody5k.com.
Sunday, June 3, 2012. Registration will take place outside Twin River's South Entrance from 8am to 9:15 a.m. The race will be held rain or shine. The starting time for both men & women is 9:30 a.m. The 3.1-mile course (5K) over Twin River grounds and surrounding roads will conclude at Twin River's South Entrance. The Kids' K will begin at 10:15 a.m. for children age 12 and under. Post Race BBQ & Awards ceremony with check presentations will be immediately following in the Twin River Event Center.
Twin River Casino (South Entrance)
100 Twin River Road
Lincoln, RI 02865
Contact: Kim Ward cell: 401.595.7557