BROOKINGS – Registration has opened for the 14th version of the Beef and Eggs 5K, to be held Saturday, July 14.
The race has built a reputation of being the favorite of every class of runner. At the head of pack are the sub-five-minute milers preparing for college cross country. At the other end of the race are the joggers and stroller-pushers who appreciate the chance to run on a shady course through historic neighborhoods on the opening day of the Brookings Arts Festival.
Race directors Kevin Bjerke and Ryan Egeberg said the format for this year’s run will be the same as in past with start and finish at the county courthouse.
The course also will go right by Jackrabbit Central, the sight for the July 13 packet pickup and registration. Jackrabbit Central, the downtown apparel shop for South Dakota State University, is located at 416 Main Ave. Packet pickup is 5-6:30 p.m.
Advance registration is open by visiting Anderson Race Management. Cost is $30 through race day. On-site registration begins at 7 a.m. on the courthouse lawn (Fifth Street Gym in case of bad weather), but organizers ask that people sign up in advance to save everyone’s time and guarantee a unique Beef and Eggs T-shirt.
For more details, go to PrairieStriders.net.