Registration open now for Helena Holiday 5K race

By GRAHAM BROOKS / Staff Writer

HELENA – Registration is open now for a holiday 5K race that will help benefit the Helena High School Track and Field and Cross-Country programs.

The Helena Holiday 5K will take place Saturday, Dec. 14 beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Helena High School as the event will be open to all age groups.

The 5K is a true cross-country style trail race run on the same course used for high school meets. The course winds through the woods surrounding Helena High School and finishes on the new track inside Husky Stadium.

The cost to register for the race is $25 and a T-shirt will be included with registration. The race is scheduled to conclude around 9:45 a.m.

The proceeds from the 5K will go toward the Helena High School Track and Field and Cross-Country programs for essential equipment needed for Husky Stadium’s newly constructed track. The items include starting blocks, hurdles, mats and more.

Following the conclusion of the race, age group and overall awards will be presented to the winners.

With the 5K being predominately an off-road trail race, strollers are not recommended.

To register for the Helena Holiday 5K, visit Runsignup.com/Race/AL/Helena/HelenaHoliday5K. Packet pick up for the race will begin as early at 7 a.m. the morning of Dec. 14.

Helena High School is located at 1310 Hillsboro Parkway.