JOHNSTOWN - On May 4, fans will be choosing who they think will win the Kentucky Derby, and hopefully win big.
At the Cerrone 5k in Johnstown, organizers will be giving all participants a chance to win big, for free. The top three prizes are a corporate membership to Hales Mills Country Club valued at $1,000, a box at Saratoga Race Course for a day this racing season valued at $500 and a Samsung tablet valued at $250. Each participant at sign in gets a chance to choose the winner. They will place their name in a box featuring their favorite horse's colors, name and morning line odds. After the race, one name will be chosen from each box of the Derby's first-, second- and third-place finishers. "We couldn't give prizes like this away without the support of our sponsors like Hales Mills, NBT Bank and of course Partner's Pub," said Karl Stewart, board member of Cerrone Memorial Foundation, in a news release.
The community walk and run starts at 4 p.m. and finishers will enjoy a Kentucky Derby party afterward, with a bite to eat prepared by Partner's Pub to replenish from the run/walk and beverages provided by Michelob Ultra.
The medals given to runners in eight age categories are a good keepsake featuring the Cerrone 5k logo. Shirts, prints and more will also be available that day.
For more information, visit www.cerrones.com.