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Marylou Berg, Communication Manager, 240-314-8105
Rockville's 10K/5K Road Race on Schedule for Sunday in King Farm
Registration Continues for Montgomery County's Oldest Annual Road Race
Rockville, Md., Oct. 31 - The City of Rockville is continuing with plans for the 37th annual Rockville 10K/5K road race to take place on Sunday, Nov. 4, despite clean-up efforts this week in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
The race, which will take place in the City's King Farm neighborhood, benefits the Rockville Youth Recreation Fund. It is presented by the City of Rockville, hosted by the King Farm Village Center and Regency Centers and managed by the Montgomery County Road Runners Club.
Runners may register for $35 if they want to pick up a race packet on Nov. 3 at Potomac River Running store in Rockville Town Square. Same-day registrants can sign up for $40 between 7:30 and 8:00 a.m. on Nov. 4 at the King Farm Village Center.
The 10K race will begin at 8:30 a.m., with the 5K starting 10 to 15 minutes later. Awards will be given to the 1st to 5th open placed finishers and the 1st and 2nd finishers in each age group. The 10K race is a qualifier for the Maryland Senior Olympics.
Runners should arrive before 8 a.m. on Nov. 4, as streets leading to the race area will be closed after that time to ensure that the race starts on time at 8:30 a.m.
Residents of the King Farm neighborhood and surrounding areas in Rockville should take note that several street closures will affect their community on Sunday morning due to the race. Streets that will be closed from 8 - 10:30 a.m. include:
The City of Rockville Police Department and volunteer course marshals will oversee the street closures as runners pass through the course. The King Farm Village Center area will be closed to traffic until approximately 11 a.m. due to post-race events taking place there.
For directions, visit: http://www.kingfarmvillagecenter.com/directions. The race site is within walking distance of the Shady Grove Metro station.
For more information on the race, or to volunteer at the event, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 301-651-3772.
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