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Miriam Beza 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run is an annual event held in Somerset, Ky which started in 2012. While most of our runners -- of all ages -- are usually from Somerset and surrounding towns, and as far as Lexington,we have had many, family and friends, travel from Washington DC, MD, IN, GA, FL, WI and OH to take part in this exciting event.
Runners mail in their registration forms and fees ahead of time or wait to register on race day. The adults' race starting at 9:00 is followed by the kids Fun Run (ages 10 and under) which is usually a small distance around a building. We want each kid who shows up at this race to leave happy. That's actually the main reason why we make sure that every kid, whether he completes his/her run or not, receives a medal. Morever we have Inflatables and face-painting to enjoy their stay, but also keep them busy while adults volunteer or do their own run.
Our awards for top male/female finishers are usually unique as they are imported or hand-picked from Ethiopia, the country of origin for Miriam's family. This has been the highlight of the event for a lot of runners and we try our best to make the event most memorable!
Please note one major change to the race date! The last three years, we made it easy for out-of-town runners by holding our race on Memorial Day weekend. As of 2015, however, the race will take place a week prior. We hope this won't be an inconvenience!
Proceeds from the 5K help us meet the needs of the Miriam Beza Children's Library in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Miriam Beza Memorial Foundation is a 501(c)(3) company. All donations are tax deductible.
Thank you for coming and taking part in this most memorable family fun day!
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