POMEROY — The 11th annual “Keep Your Fork” 5K road race is set for Saturday, Nov. 24.
The Brandi Thomas Memorial Scholarship Fund, Inc. sponsors the event which begins at 10 a.m. The proceeds from this event, which is open to all runners or walkers ages six years and older, will be used to benefit the Brandi Thomas Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Prizes will be awarded in various age groups in both female and male categories. Additionally, plaques will be awarded to the top three male and female runners. A special award will be given for the winner of the 14-17 age group.
The fund was established in honor of Brandi Thomas, who died in 2002 as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Brandi was a member of the Meigs cross country and track and field teams. The fund is used to provide academic scholarships for Meigs High School graduates who participated in high school cross country and/or track and field.
The race will begin and end at Meigs High School in Pomeroy, Ohio. Race day registration will be from 8:30-9:30 a.m. The fee for participation is $16. The first 150 entrants will receive a long-sleeved t-shirt. Checks should be made payable to: Brandi Thomas Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Entry forms can be obtained at any Meigs Local School Building, Locker 219 in Middleport, Bob’s Market and Greenhouse in Mason, Main Street Party Supplies in Pomeroy or Valley Lumber in Middleport. Walkers are also welcome.
Participants under the age of 18 must have a parent’s and/or guardian’s signature to run or walk. For more information, please call Mike Kennedy at home (740) 992-7552, cell (740) 357-2723 or work (740) 992-3058.