Vic Classic this weekend

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

EUREKA SPRINGS -- Plans are shaping up for the 30th annual running of the Victorian Classic 10K-2 Mile Run-2 Mile Walk in historic Eureka Springs on March 10. The event is sponsored, once again, by the Rotary Club of Eureka Springs to benefit the Salvation Army and People Helping People, a local prescription assistance program.

The 10K course is among the most scenic of any run slated each year in the region, with hillside views of hardwood forests, historic homes and businesses located along the Kings Highway and U.S. Hwy. 62 historic loop. The course includes challenging hills plus flat and fast ridge running stretches. Both start and finish is located at the Inn of the Ozarks, which is serving as the host hotel. The Inn of the Ozarks is offering race participants special rates, starting at $59, for Friday night.

A wine and cheese social will be held in conjunction with the pre-registration packet pick-up on Friday, March 9, from 4-6 p.m. at the Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center, and prior to Saturday's race from 7-9 a.m. The Eureka Springs Historical Museum is hosting their annual Souper Soups Luncheon following the race and tickets for this event will be available at race registration.

The gun will go off for all events at 9 a.m. sharp. The awards ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. following the completion of the Victorian Classic. Awards will also be given to the top 10 male/female and finisher medals for finishers 12 and under in the 2 Mile Run and 2 Mile Walk. Drawings for a variety of door prizes will also be held during the awards ceremony.

Collectible art T-shirts are guaranteed to the first 300 entrants. Once again, Blakely Wilson has designed the Victorian Classic artwork that will be featured on the T-shirt and winners' mugs.

Entry fees are $20 for pre-registered runners/walkers if received by March 9 and $25 for race day entries. Come for the weekend and enjoy the beauty of the Ozarks!

For more information, contact Michael Law at (870) 423-8513 or email victorianclassic@gmail.com or go to www.eurekarotary.org.

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