Maryland Jockey Club and sports marketing and event management company
Corrigan Sports Enterprises, Inc. (CSE) announced today the return of
the “Down the Stretch for SGK” Preakness 5k. The race will take place
Saturday, May 11 at Pimlico Race Course with part of the proceeds benefitting the Maryland Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®.
will be able to compete on the historic Pimlico dirt course, where
champion thoroughbreds like Secretariat and Seabiscuit once ran, and
finish in the legendary infield. In 2012, nearly 650 runners took part
including Doug O’Neill, trainer of Preakness Stakes and Kentucky Derby
winner I’ll Have Another.
get a tremendous amount of positive feedback on this event,” said
Maryland Jockey Club president Tom Chuckas. “It has to be a thrill to be
able to run on the track where the Preakness takes place and to
possibly hear track announcer Dave Rodman call your name as you pass the
finish line. The Preakness 5k should certainly be on the bucket list of
any runner who grew up a racing fan in Baltimore.”
Pimlico has partnered with Maryland Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® for the return of The People’s Pink Party.
Highlights include the fourth annual Lady Legends For the Cure Race™,
the Battle of the Sexes Jockey Challenge and the welcoming of 89 breast
cancer survivor guests for festivities that will include a special
winners’ circle tribute. The Preakness eve card features eight stakes
races, headlined by the $500,000 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (G2) and the
$300,000 Pimlico Special (G3). Grammy-nominated Goo Goo Dolls will headline a concert that begins at 4 p.m.
is well known to both area runners and Preakness attendees. The company
puts on the annual Baltimore Running Festival, which attracts more than
25,000 runners from all over the world every October.
president Lee Corrigan said, “The running landscape has become very
competitive lately and runners have many unique experiences to choose
from. It’s great to be able to partner with the Maryland Jockey Club
once again to offer Baltimore area runners the rare opportunity to run
on the prestigious Pimlico grounds.”
G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do
everything in her power to end breast cancer. In 1982, that promise
became Susan G. Komen for the Cure and it launched the global breast
cancer movement. Today, the organization is the world’s largest
grassroots network of breast cancer survivors.
percent of the funds raised from this event will go to the Komen
Maryland Affiliate to use for community outreach programs in Maryland
and twenty-five percent will be used for life-saving breast cancer
Preakness 5k is such a unique event and we are proud to be the
beneficiary. The funds raised by this event go to provide breast health
service for women, men and families in our community who have been
affected by breast cancer,” said Robin Prothro, CEO of Komen Maryland.
“We are thrilled with the continuation of the partnership with the
Maryland Jockey Club and their support of our mission to end breast
5k race will begin at 10:30 a.m. It will start on the parking lot at
Belvedere and Park Heights Avenues and circle one mile around the famous
Pimlico dirt course. The route will continue around the
Pimlico perimeter before finishing in the Infield.
registration fee is $35 for adult registration and $15 for youth
registration. Each finisher will receive a logoed water bottle. For
registration and event information visit: http://www.preakness5k.org.
Maryland Jockey Club, Mike Gathagan firstname.lastname@example.org 410-578-4461
Corrigan Sports Enterprises, Dave Gell email@example.com 410-900-8380
Komen Maryland, Brittany Fowler firstname.lastname@example.org 410-938-8990