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Run (or not) for the Kay set downtown Saturday morning


Proceeds from Saturday’s Kay Theatre Walk-Run-Unrun will help restore the 1940s-era building. Entry forms for the event can be found at www.rockdalereporter.com. Proceeds from Saturday’s Kay Theatre Walk-Run-Unrun will help restore the 1940s-era building. Entry forms for the event can be found at www.rockdalereporter.com. The sixth annual Kay Theatre Walk/Run/Unrun will unreel Saturday, beginning at the theatre, corner of Main and Davilla downtown.

The annual event raises funds for restoration of the 1940s-era theatre as a community and cultural center.

KIDS RUN—For the fourth straight year, a short children’s “Kids Kay” dash will begin at 8 a.m., followed by the 5K run and walk at 8:30.

The “un-run” allows persons who don’t wish to run or walk to support the event. Un-runners pay an entry fee, sit and cheer the participants.

The Communities in Concert Band will again provide music for the event.

Entry blanks are available on The Reporter’s web site, rockdalereporter.com.

AGES, PRIZES—The Kids Kay run is for youth ages 6-13. It loops a four-city block area. No barefoot running is allowed and runners’ shoes must be tied.

Age divisions, in both male and female categories, are as follows (ages as of Oct. 1, 2011):

Pre-Kay Dash—6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13.

5K Walk/Run—19-and-under, 20-29, 30-39, 40- 49, 50-59, 60-69, super seniors (70 and above).

Prizes include $100 cash, a gift basket and trophy to the overall male and female runners. Awards will also be presented to the top three finishers in the run, walk and Kids Kay divisions in each age group.

Registration for the Kids Kay is $8 per participant before Saturday and $10 on race day.

Registration for the 5K and “Unrun” is $15 before and $20 on race day.

All registered entrants receive a T-shirt and snacks.

Forms can be mailed to Kay Theater, 5-Kay 2011, PO Box 1572, Rockdale TX 76567. Event sponsor is the Kay Theatre Foundation.


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