15th annual 100 Black Men race is set
The 2012 Marcus Jones/100 Black Men of St. Mary Parish, 5K Fun Run/Walk will be held Sept. 1 at 8 a.m. in Morgan City.
The 15th annual event is one of the many events held as part of the Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival.
The race will begin at 8 a.m. at Everett and Front streets in historic downtown Morgan City. Walkers will immediately follow runners.
The entry fee, including a T-shirt, is $20 for those preregistered by Aug. 29 and $15 for senior citizens. For those who register after Aug. 29 through the day of the race, the entry fee is $25 and $15 for senior citizens (62 years or older). T-shirts are not guaranteed for this second round of registering participants.
For those who would not like a T-shirt, registration is $12.
Race entry forms will be available in The Daily Re-view (page 6 of today’s edi-tion), at http://www.kbze.com/2012a.html, or at KBZE studios (1320 Victor II Blvd., Morgan City), Skipper’s Sporting Goods (East Gate Shopping Center, Business Hwy. 90, Morgan City) or by calling 385-6266.
Race organizers said plenty of parking will be available around the area where the race will begin.
The race begins at Everett and Front streets and then travels south on Everett to Second Street, north on Second Street to Brashear and then west to the Morgan City flood wall. From there, the race will head north along Front Street before turning east on Leona Street to Federal Avenue. Then, the race will travel south on Federal to Onstead Street before proceeding west on Onstead to Second Street and then south on Second to the finish line at Second and Everett streets at the Morgan City Public Library.
Drinks will be available along the race course to keep participants hydrated, while afterwards, water and food will be available.
First aid stations also will be available along the race course.
The 100 Black Men will present the top male and female finisher a $250 check, while other awards will be given as well.
KBZE 105.9 FM is the ra-dio sponsor for the event.
For additional information, contact the 100 Black Men at 985-255-9775 or KBZE at 985-385-6266.