Purpose: Bring your friends and family to celebrate the City of Kilgore's 140th Birthday by participating in Kilgore's Cake Chase, a 5K fun run and 1 mile walk! All proceeds will benefit the Kilgore Historical Preservation Foundation's Derrick Park. The Derrick Park will be constructed to preserve the numerous mini-derricks that used to adorn the street corners, and also will provide a landscaped environment in the heart of Downtown Kilgore. While the plans have been completed, construction cannot begin without much needed funds.
Route: The race route highlights Kilgore's unique history. The run will begin in the recently renovated downtown. Along the run, you will pass by the Rangerette Museum, Kilgore College, the East Texas Oil Museum, and part of the historic homes district. Come get a slice of cake and a taste of what makes Kilgore so special!
Awards: Awards will be given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers in the 5K Fun Run for male and female divisions.
Pre-Registration: $25 entry fee until April 16, 2012 at 11:59 CST (t-shirt guaranteed). After April 16, 2012 the entry fee is $35 (t-shirts on a first come first serve basis day of race).
Event schedule and times
7:00 AM - 7:45 AM Check-in
8:00 AM 5K Fun Run and 1 Mile Walk Begin
9:00 AM Awards