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Helen Keller Festival Five Mile and One Mile Races

EVENTS
  • Helen Keller Festival Five Mile :- Run 5 Miles
  • Helen Keller Festival 1 Mile:- Run 1 Mile
RACE DATE
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Start Time
12:00 Noon
REGISTRATION WEBSITE
Location
Colbert County Courthouse
CITY
Tuscumbia
STATE/TERR
Alabama
Zip
35674
COUNTRY
USA
Description

The Race1The 33rd Annual Helen Keller Festival Run is a 5 Mile run held in conjunction with the Helen Keller Festival in Tuscumbia, AL, the birthplace of Helen Keller. A one mile fun run is held following the 5 miler. The race will be administered by the Tennessee River Athletic Club (TRAC).The Course2The 5 Mile course is relatively flat with only one major hill. The course winds it's way through historic Tuscumbia, the festival headquarters at Spring Park, and passes Ivy Green, the birthplace of Helen Keller. The course is USATF certified, 5 Mile - AL01015JD. 1 Mile - AL03016JD. Click here for detailed informationThe Festival3The Helen Keller Festival began in 1979 as a tribute to the life of Helen Keller, America's First Lady of Courage. The Festival remains a volunteer project, annually attracting over 75,000 people to events held throughout the city. It has grown to include arts and crafts, art exhibits, athletic events, a parade, street concerts, and performances of William Gibson's world famous drama, The Miracle Worker. Click here for festival informationAwards45 Mile Awards will be given for the top three male and female, first male and female masters, and top three male and female finishers in 5-year age groups through 65. Special trophies will be presented to the oldest male and female finisher. One Mile awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers in the 0-9 and 10-14 year age groups. 5 Mile award winners are not eligible for one mile awards. Award presentations will be made on the courthouse lawn following the 1 mile run.

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