Friday, March 9, 2007

One more day to register for Rodes

Saturday is the last day to sign up for the Rodes City Run online. After tomorrow, the entry fee increases from $20 to $25 per person. Late entries will be accepted at Louisville Slugger Field, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 16, or on race day for $40.

This is the 27th annual running of the Rodes. The 2005 version of the race was the 14th largest 10k in the nation, with 4,571 finishers. A whole lot more than that are expected to finish this year.

The Rodes, in my view, is the best of the three races in terms of fan support. There's a guy who stands on Broadway pretty much every year jumping up and down and shouting for the runners, and residents of the Cherokee Triangle cheer from their porches. The final stretch downtown is more business-like, but you can usually count on at least a couple of people with boom boxes or cow bells.

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