The Woodward News

October 9, 2012

Leedey holding 5K event on Oct. 13

Brandi Thomas
Woodward News

Woodward, Okla. — LEEDEY--The Young Women's Study Club (YWS) of Leedey will be holding their 2nd annual 5K and 1 mile fun run or walk on Saturday, Oct. 13 starting at 8:30 a.m.

The Young Women's Study Club of Leedey is a women's civic organization which holds events throughout the year for the purpose of community betterment.

Kris Gore, president of YWS, said that money raised through the 5K run goes to support the club's community service projects throughout the year.

"With money from last year's race we helped the fire department purchase a new Jaws of Life and helped the Leedey Education Foundation with the purchase of all the school supplies for all the students in grades K through 8th," Gore said.

Gore says she came up with the idea of the 5K as a fundraiser for the group after talking to a friend in Thomas who had put on a race.

"The course is approved by the USA Track and Field, so if a record is broken during our race, then that person would be able to get credit for that record," Gore said.

The course will start at the corner of 4th and Phillips, in front of the Leedey Methodist church, she said.

Gore said that pre-registrations for this event will end on Oct. 9, and people can register online at

"We will take registrations the day of the run, but the cost will go up on that day," Gore said, noting that registration will start at 6:30 a.m. on Oct. 13.

"For those that are pre-registered, they will be able to pick up their packets and goodie bags the night before at the Leedey Methodist church from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.," she said, noting the first 200 people to register will receive the goodie bags as well as T-shirts.

According to Gore, the goodie bags will be stuffed with great items from the many sponsors of the event.

"We have water bottles, pizza cutters, jar openers, 5K survival kits, cups, wrist bands, and a magnetic 5x7 picture frame just to name a few," Gore said.

Cash prizes will be awarded to the top 3 male and female runners over all and medals will be given to the top 3 finishers in all age groups.

"All ages are encouraged to participate, we are hoping to have at least 200 runners this year," Gore said.

A free breakfast, sponsored by the descendants of Theodore and Laura Fariss will be served following the run to all the participants of the race.  The breakfast will include sausage biscuits, cheese, fruit, juice, milk and coffee.

This breakfast will take place at the Leedey Methodist Church after the race has concluded, she said.

For more information or to register by phone, contact Kris Gore at (405) 317-6062.