Eighth ‘Run For the Kay’ ahead Sept. 28th

The eighth annual Kay Theatre Walk/Run/ Unrun will unreel Sept. 28, 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 center and performing arts venue.

In seven years the event has raised $56,650 toward restoration for the theatre, built in 1947, as a cultural and performing arts center for Rockdale.

KIDS RUN—For the sixth 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 and sit and cheer the participants. ­ Entry blanks are available on The Reporter’s website,

AGES, PRIZES— The Kids Kay run is for youth ages 6-13. It loops a fourcity block area.

Age divisions, in both male and female categories, are as follows (ages as of Sept. 28, 2013):

Kids Kay—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 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, PO Box 1572, Rockdale TX 76567. Event sponsor is the Kay Theatre Foundation.

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