Cat Tracks 5K slated for Aug. 13 in Brandywine

Published 2:56 pm Thursday, July 14, 2011

The Fifth Annual Cat Tracks 5K Trail Run will be held Saturday, Aug. 13 at Brandywine High School.

The run will begin at 9 a.m.

This is a trail run utilizing parts of the cross country course and surrounding farmland with a finish on the Bobcats’ new track. Features of the race include “The Swamp,” hills, rocks, washouts, wildlife, mud and bugs. Also new this year will be more trails added thanks to additional land made available by the Low family.

The Cat Tracks 5K is not an easy race. If you conquer it, you will be left feeling a sense of accomplishment and knowing you are cranking on all cylinders. If you are tired of running sub division 5Ks and are up to the challenge, join them on race day, but keep in mind this course is very sensitive to weather conditions. Heavy rain can turn parts into a quagmire and you should know that before you register.

Course records  were set in 2009  by Ryan Greutman of South Bend, Ind. with a time of 16:30 and Katherine Manion, also of South Bend, with a time of 20:00.

Entry fees are still only $15 if pre-registered by July 25, $18 after and $20 on race day. T-shirts are guaranteed to pre-registered only. Early packet pick up and registration is in the high school cafeteria Friday, Aug. 12 from 5 to 8 p.m. Race day registration is from 7 until 8:30 a.m.. Trophies will be awarded to the overall male and female winner in the run.

Medals will be presented  to the top three finishers in all age groups for the run and the walk. Stick around after the race for door prizes and refreshments.

Entry forms can be downloaded from and are also available at Metro Run and Walk, area YMCAs and the Lakeland Athletic Club.

This race will be held rain or shine and there are no refunds. Since the race finishes on the track, runners are asked not to wear trail spikes. Only 1/8-inch pyramids are allowed.

Visit Facebook to view photos from past races, if you need more information e-mail or contact race director Al Price at 684-6123.