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Springdale 5k at Sunrise takes to its new layout on Saturday
United Way 5k
PARTICIPANTS WILL TAKE to a newly designed course in Saturdays Springdale 5k at Sunrise. - photo by Photo courtesy of Johnny Deal

The sixth annual Springdale 5k at Sunrise will be held on Saturday, Aug. 9, beginning at 7:30 a.m.  at the Springdale Race Course in Camden.
This year’s event has many new and exciting changes to look forward to, such as a new starting time, new route and a festive packet pick-up event on Friday evening, Aug. 8.
This family oriented event is another way which the United Way promotes healthy living through exercise in Kershaw County. The morning run/walk will better accommodate most runners and walkers and will help draw more participants. The Springdale 5k will still start and finish on the beautiful Springdale course, directly in front of the grandstand. Family and friends can cheer their participants on just as Cup fans cheer their favorite horse and rider along.
This year, the run will also move out on to the roadway taking in parts of Knights Hill Road and Springdale Drive, circling in around the shade at Blue Cross/Blue Shield then returning back to the Springdale course by way of Lauray Lane. Runners go by several nice horse farms and the training track where many horses work out and train. This course offers it all; the grass, the road and the dirt. The United Way listened to past participants and designed this course to meet the requests made.
 Unique prizes will be given out to the top three male and female finishers in each age group. Age groups will be divided into five-year intervals, beginning with 10 and under through 70 and over, plus the top three Masters in both male and female.
New to the event is a packet pick-up and late registration party which will be held Friday, Aug. 8 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m., at the Mullikin Law Firm located  at 1308 Broad Street in Camden. There will be music by Jim Wheeler and refreshments by Jack Brantley of Aberdeen Catery. Packet pick-up and late registration will also be available from 6:30 a.m. until 7 a.m. on race day. There is a child’s run/walk and 1 mile family fun walk and dog walk for those just wanting to walk around course beginning at 8:30 a.m.
The Springdale 5K at Sunrise is coordinated by the United Way of Kershaw County and benefits the United Way’s Health Care Council, with a mission of improving the health of community residents.  If you a veteran runner/walker or someone wanting to start an exercise program this is for you. Registration fees are $30 for the 5K run through Aug. 8, $35 on race day and $10 for the Kids/Family Fun Run/Walk.
To register or for any additional information visit or find the event on Facebook. Register now to make sure you get one of the great race T-shirts.
Any persons wishing to volunteer to work this event, please visit the aforementioned website and sign up. For questions, please contact Pam Spivey at the United Way of Kershaw County, 432-0951.
The United Way would like to give a special thank you to the Springdale Race Course and Carolina and Colonial Cup race director Jeff Teter and residents along the course for working with United Way to make this a great event.