TRF and local Saratoga racehorse welfare organizations unite on “5K Run/Walk for the Horses”
Saratoga Springs, NY- The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) has expanded the mission of its annual 5K Run/Walk for the Horses to support all local racehorse welfare organizations.
The Sixth Annual Run for the Horses, which has been selected as a Saratoga Centennial Event, will be held Saturday morning, September 5, 2015 at the Orenda Pavilion at the Spa State Park in Saratoga Springs. The 5K course is certified and all proceeds benefit local non-profits that rescue and provide second careers or homes for ex-racehorses.
“It’s all about the horses. To help more horses, we local organizations know that we need to help and support each other,” said Diana Pikulski, Director of External Affairs for the TRF, “We are adding fun new elements to the race so that the whole community can come out to learn about and support the racehorses that make Saratoga Springs the special place that it is.”
The Run for the Horses begins with a 7 a.m. check-in and will benefit these locally based organizations that rescue, rehabilitate, retrain and retire ex-racehorses:
ACTT NATURALLY, http://www.acttnaturally.org, HEADING FOR HOME, http://www.hfhrrc.org, OLD FRIENDS AT CABIN CREEK, http://oldfriendsatcabincreek.com, ReRun Inc., http://www.rerunottb.com, and Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation
Check-in is at 7:00am. The Kids Fun Run will start at 8:00am and the 5K Race will start at 8:30am. There will be refreshments and prizes in all race/walk divisions. Runners finishing 19th and 15th place will each be presented with a Saratoga Centennial-shirt by members from the Centennial Committee. Pre-race registration for the event is $20. Race day registration is $25. Click here to register.