The Richmond Register

Lifestyles & Community

October 1, 2013

2nd Sunday event Oct. 12, 13

RICHMOND — Madison County’s sixth annual 2nd Sunday event will be Oct. 12 and 13. The weekend will offer something fun for almost everyone.

Saturday morning will begin with a nature walk at the Blue Grass Army Depot at 10 a.m. If you haven’t walked on the trails at depot this will be your opportunity to try them out and enjoy the beautiful fall foliage. For more information on the walk call 859-779-6464. All ages are welcome.

Also, at 10 a.m. on Saturday morning will be the Rally for the Cure Golf Scramble at the Depot. Registration for the scramble will be $35 and includes lunch. Recruit your team today and enjoy what we hope will be a gorgeous day on the golf course. Call 859-779-7222 to sign up.

Sunday morning starts bright and early with a Pink Boa 5K Run/Walk, also at the depot, at 7:30 a.m. The run is free, but donations will be accepted. All proceeds from the run/walk and the golf scramble will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Call 859-779-6464 to register.

The 2nd Sunday main event will kick off in “Beast Mode” at 2 p.m., at Battlefield Park. Neil Burns, spokesperson for 2nd Sunday, invites everyone to join him for a 15 minute session of aerobics for everybody. Neil has lost 400 pounds through exercise and healthy diet and is now working as a personal trainer. He is an inspiration.

As in the past, the park trails will be available for walking, running, skating, biking or jogging. Mike’s Hike and Bike will have bicycles available to borrow. Group exercise demonstrations such as Zumba, kettle bells and martial arts will be going on throughout the afternoon. Students from Berea College and Eastern Kentucky University will be leading games for kids and “Minute to Win It” type games for everyone to enjoy.

White House Clinics will be sponsoring a corn hole tournament and the EKU Football Colonels will be on hand to work out with and encourage the crowd.

A new addition to this year’s fun will be geocaching. Bring your hand-held GPS.

For the youngest crowd, a baby buggy parade will be at 3 p.m. Parents are encouraged to decorate their strollers and tricycles and join the parade around the park. Everyone who participates will receive a gift.

Those interested in learning more about the history of the Battlefield may walk or ride to Mount Zion Church next door to the park. The building will be open during the afternoon for visitors. The church was used as a hospital during the Civil War battle.

Meijer will be donating a $250 gift card to the elementary school in Madison County that has the most students attending the main event. Spread the word.

You are invited to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy before the festivities begin. Bring a blanket as picnic tables are limited. The first 50 people to arrive will receive a high visibility safety flasher.

For more information on 2nd Sunday, like us at 

We hope for a beautiful fall weekend, but if inclement weather is a threat, a notice will be posted on the Facebook page.

See you on the Battlefield!

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