GRAVETTE -- Calling all runners and walkers.
Registration for the Gravette Day 5K, sponsored by the Gravette Gym, is open. This year's event will take place on Gravette Day, Aug. 14, at 8 a.m., and all proceeds will benefit the Fire Department.
The course starts at the top of Old Town Park and travels east toward the high school and Highway 59 where runners will turn around and head through historic Main Street. After passing Main Street businesses, runners will loop back toward the top of Old Town Park where the finish line will be set up. The course is mostly flat, with the exception of a small incline when heading west past the high school.
This course is appropriate for runners and walkers, strollers, and leashed and well-behaved dogs. This event will be chip-timed by Race-Wizard and the times of all participants will be available on its website after the conclusion of the event.
Water stations will be set up in front of the high school, courtesy of Ozarks Community Hospital, and in front of Gravette Nutrition on Main Street, courtesy of Gravette Nutrition. The first 125 registered runners will receive an official Gravette Day 5K shirt, courtesy of the Gravette Gym.
Registration is $25 for runners age 19 and older, $10 for student runners under the age of 18, and a $20 sideline supporter option is available for those who want to support the event from the sidelines. Runners can register for this event at GravetteAR.com under the 'Events' tab.
The Fire Department is a combination fire department with full- and part-time firefighter-EMTs and firefighter-paramedics and numerous volunteer firefighters. The fire district covers 57 square miles of both city and county response area, extending south to Decatur and Centerton fire districts, north to Sulphur Springs fire district, east to Bella Vista fire district, and west to Maysville fire district.