Derby Dash, fair set for May 6

2008 Olympian Sell will participate

CLAYSBURG — The Claysburg Education Foundation will sponsor a Derby Dash 5K Run, a Wellness Walk and Health and Wellness Fair on May 6 at Claysburg-Kimmel High School.

The foundation will allow up to 500 students to run for no entrance fee. This is open to students from any school district. To qualify, students must be 18 and younger and register online by April 30, and take their student ID the day of the race.

Brian Sell, 2008 Olympian in Beijing, will be participating in the events.

Sell resides in Lititz, where he works as a scientist for GlaxoSmithKline.

Sell will present the awards for the top three winners in both the men and women’s competition at Claysburg. He will be available for autographs and questions to help inspire people to run to promote wellness.

Also that day, the foundation will sponsor a Health and Wellness Fair featuring many Blair and Bedford County businesses with informational booths promoting health and well-being.

The Wellness Exhibits will be open from 8 to 10 a.m. The 5K race will start at 9 a.m. and move north through Bedford Street and return to the high school, and the Wellness Walk will start at 9:15 a.m. and go along Bedford Street with half-mile or 1-mile options.

Complete information on the events, as well as pre-registration and payments can be completed at the foundation’s website: www.claysburgeducation and click Derby Dash.

Entry fees are $18 for the 5K Race, $10 for the Wellness Walk and $15 for the Virtual Race.

Preregistering by April 30 guarantees a commemorative T-shirt. Day-of registration will be accepted.

This is the Kentucky Derby Race Day. Runners, walkers and others, wear your finest Derby or Race Day clothes. Anyone can register to win prizes for best hat, outfit and others. Groups interested in a table at the Wellness Fair should call Nancy Musselman at 239-5827.

This race is part of the Cove Challenge Series for the 2017 season throughout the Cove, East Freedom, Williamsburg and Claysburg areas. Participants in these six races will receive points. Winners and prizes of the overall series will be announced in late 2017.

All proceeds from the Claysburg Derby Dash will be directed to the Claysburg Backpack Program.