Pilot Club 5K

Michelle Civello (121) and Brittany Bobzin (111) hold hands as they reach the finish line of the Pound the Pavement for Pilot 5K on Nov. 18, 2017.

The Pilot Club of Denham Springs will hold its Third Annual Pound the Pavement 5K and Fun Run at Kids Korner Playland on Saturday, Nov. 17.

The run will begin and end at Kids Korner Playland, which sits at the corner of River Road and Government Street in Denham Springs, and it will go down River Road.

The event begins at 8 a.m. with the one-mile family run, which will award medals to the fastest male and female runners ages 6 years old and younger.

The 5K run/walk will begin after the completion of the fun run, and awards will be given three deep in all age groups. The top overall male and female finishers will also receive a pair of brand-new running shoes from Varsity Sports.

To register for the event in advance, visit www.runsignup.com and search “Pound the Pavement for Pilot.” There is a $25 entry fee per participant. Those who register by midnight on Sunday, Nov. 11, will receive a T-shirt the day of the race.

After the race, participants will have a chance to win any of 28 door prizes that range from gift certificates to gym memberships to gift baskets. You must be present to win the door prize.

Additionally, there will also be food provided free of charge by L.A. Champagne & Co., Sombreros Mexican Restaurant and Smoothie King.

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Pilot Club 5K

Dawson Sampson (187) sprints toward the finish line of the Pound the Pavement for Pilot 5K in Denham Springs on Nov. 18, 2017.

Proceeds from this event will be used to fund Pilot Club projects such as Livingston Activity Center parties, Project Graduation, fans and heaters for the elderly through the Livingston Council on Aging, Assess the Need, Veterans at local Nursing Homes, PAE Labs and life skills apartments for special needs students in Livingston Parish, and Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge, among other projects.

Kids Korner Playland is located at 979 Government Street in Denham Springs.

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