Owensboro Family YMCA International BBQ Festival 5K

Owensboro Family YMCA International BBQ Festival 5K

Everyone needs to work off some calories now and then. But when you do, you may find that you are hungrier than ever. So what should you do? Take care of both your exercise routine and eating at the Owensboro Family YMCA International BBQ Festival 5K. It’s so much more than just a race. Since it combines all the best parts of a race with delicious BBQ, it’s quickly becoming one of the most anticipated events of the season. Lace up your running shoes, put on some stretchy pants, and come on out for this festival and 5K.

The Details and Registration

So, just when is this run coming up? You can catch it on Saturday, May 11. That’s right around the corner, so you’ll want to start preparing now. Whether you need to buy some new running shoes or start stretching, it’s important that you have everything you need before race day. The race will take place at McConnell Plaza here in Owensboro, Kentucky.

Oh, and don’t forget to register! You want to have a spot in the race, after all. Registration costs between $23 and $25 depending on when you get your tickets, so you should buy them as soon as possible if you want to save some cash.

The Run

You’ll start the run bright and early at 8 a.m. Make sure you are well-rested and well-hydrated, so you run your best race. But what if you aren’t the super athletic type and don’t really want to run that far? That’s totally okay. You don’t have to be trying for your best time to be a part of the fun. If you don’t feel like running, feel free to jog or simply walk instead. This race is for everybody, so just do what feels most comfortable for you.

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The Food

After you finish running, there’s a good chance that you’ll be pretty hungry. After all, whether you decide to walk or run, that’s a long way to go. Therefore, you’re going to want to grab a bite to eat. Since this is a BBQ festival as well as a race, you’ll get to enjoy some tasty barbecue at the end. It may sound too good to be true, but keep in mind this also helps the YMCA continue to bring amazing programs to the community. It’s the best way to start off your Saturday.

Make sure you get to the race in time by picking up a vehicle from Don Moore Automotive in Owensboro, Kentucky, before you run.