5K planned to open second part of The Thread

Published 5:02 pm Sunday, April 1, 2018

The Friends of The Thread are planning to hold the ribbon cutting of the second segment of The Thread Saturday, April 21.

The event will be held at Eastside Park in LaGrange starting at 8:30 a.m.

Festivities include a Chip Times USATF certified 5K, Cutest Dog on The Thread contest, ribbon cutting and a 1 mile walk. There will be plenty of giveaways, merchandise for sale, activities and ice cream.

Here is the schedule of events for the day:

  • 8:30 a.m. – 5K runner report
  • 9 a.m. – 5K race
  • 10 a.m. – Cutest Dog Contest
  • 10:15 a.m. – Ribbon cutting
  • 10:30 a.m. – 1 mile walk

This is the first ever timed 5K held by The Thread. The race will take place on our the new Segment 2, spanning from Ware Street (located by Twin Cedars) to the Harris Baseball complex.

This is a USATF certified course. Parking is at Eastside Park (Niles Street).

The course is a basic out and back with only one small incline, perfect for setting personal records.

Official chip timing provided by Elite Race Timing. Participants will receive a Thread 5K t-shirt (guaranteed if registered by April 12). Prizes for overall male/female and age group winners.

To sign up for the event visit Runsignup.com/Race/GA/Lagrange/TheThread5K