DANVILLE, Va. - The D-Braves are excited to announce that the organization's first ever 5K race will take place during the 2017 season. The Danville Braves 5K presented by Planet Fitness will be held on Saturday, July 15, 2017. The race will benefit God's Storehouse, a non-profit food pantry serving Danville and Pittsylvania County.
"We've been looking to host a 5K for a number of years now, and we're excited to be able to make it happen in 2017," said D-Braves Community Relations & Sales Manager Betsy Haugh. "We're looking forward to working with our friends at Planet Fitness, as well as our other race sponsors, to make this a great community event in Danville."
The race will begin on the concourse at American Legion Post 325 Field in Dan Daniel Memorial Park, home of the Danville Braves, and conclude on the field's warning track. Winners of each age group will be recognized in an on-field ceremony prior to the D-Braves game against Bluefield Blue Jays later on race day, and the overall male and female winners will have the opportunity to throw out a first pitch before the 7pm start.
Registration for the Danville Braves 5K is now open and can be completed online at dbraves.com/5K or in person at the Danville Braves offices at 302 River Park Dr. Runners may also mail in a registration form and payment to Danville Braves 5K, P.O. Box 378, Danville, Va 24543. Brochures are available at all sponsor locations, including Planet Fitness, HomeTrust Bank (Riverside Dr. location), The Brick Running & Tri Store, and God's Storehouse.
The registration fee is $20 ($25 after July 1) and includes a performance race t-shirt and a Blue Reserved ticket to the D-Braves game vs. Bluefield at 7pm on race day. For more information, visit dbraves.com/5K or call the D-Braves at 434.797.3792.
Quick Facts for the Danville Braves 5K presented by Planet Fitness
Sponsored by: Planet Fitness, HomeTrust Bank, The Brick Running & Tri Store
Benefiting: God's Storehouse
When: Saturday July 15, 2017. Race day registration begins at 7:15 am, race begins at 8 am
Where: Danville Braves Stadium (American Legion Post 325 Field in Dan Daniel Memorial Park at 302 River Park Dr.)
Registration Link: http://bit.ly/5Kreg2017
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