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Trkac Distance Festival to raise funds for Nevada Union track

The Trkac Racing Team recently announced the development of the inaugural Trkac Distance Festival, a fundraising run set for early June.

Runners of all ages and abilities are invited to Penn Valley’s Western Gateway Park June 7 to participate and compete in a 5K, 10K or half-marathon road race.

Cash prizes, age group awards and scenic running courses highlight the event.

Trkac Racing Team is hosting the Trkac Distance Festival to raise funds for the Nevada Union High School Track Resurfacing Project.

“We’re creating a world-class sporting event to kickoff fundraising for the desperately needed track resurfacing and ongoing maintenance at the NU stadium facility,” said TRT head coach Clyde Lehman.

The morning of racing will include 5K, 10K and half-marathon road races, all starting and finishing at Penn Valley’s Western Gateway Park. The relatively flat courses will take runners out scenic Spenceville Road showcasing beautiful rolling green pastures and local vineyards.

Trkac Distance Festival is also introducing a fun and unique team competition for the 10K race. Teams of five will be scored based on age-graded finishing times for each participant, with cash prizes to the top three teams with the greatest total score. Age-grading effectively levels the playing field for runners regardless of age or gender. A special invitation is extended to all running clubs to participate in the 10K team event. Cash prizes will also be awarded to the top overall age-graded male and female of the 5K and half -marathon races.

All races will be chip timed for accuracy by Jason Maier Timing.

Registration is open at Sponsorships and volunteer opportunities are available. For more information, contact or call 530-263-7223.

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