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Tom Sawyer to hold 10k on March 15

Tom Sawyer to hold Irish Classic 10K.
Tom Sawyer to hold Irish Classic 10K.
Patty Davis

E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park, in Louisville, will hold their 22nd annual Irish Classic 10K on Saturday, March 15, 2014; race begins at 9:00 a.m. The start and finish line will be outside the main entrance to the Activities Building.

Prizes will be awarded for the best overall male runner, best overall female runner, and the top male and female finishers in the following age groups: 15 and under, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, and 65 and over. The awards ceremony and door prize giveaway will be held after the race in the gym of the Activities Building.

Registration for this event can be made online at or before the race on race day from 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Cost to participate is $25.00 and includes a race packet. Tee shirts will be available while supplies last.

For more information about the Irish Classic 10K, call the park at (502) 429-7270.

As the only state park within Metro Louisville, E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park is an oasis in the urban landscape.

The 580-acre park was once a farm worked by the former Central State Hospital, a mental health facility. Many remnants, such as barns and cemeteries, still remain on park property.

Recreational facilities at the park include hiking and fitness trails, an outdoor swimming pool, indoor gym, lacrosse and soccer fields, softball fields, archery range, and a championship BMX track. The Sawyer Hayes Community Center is available for group meetings and can be reserved by calling the park.

Located in eastern Jefferson County between Westport Road and LaGrange Road on Freys Hill Road, the park is convenient to the residents of Louisville and surrounding counties and easily found using Google Maps.

E. P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park
3000 Freys Hill Road
Louisville, KY 40241-2132
Telephone: (502) 429-7270

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