Selma, NC – My Kid's Club (MKC) is thrilled to announce the opening of registration for the 47th Annual Railroad Days 5K Run/Walk. Taking place on Saturday, September 9, 2023, at 8:30 am, this event is a cherished tradition in our community, marking the start of Selma's lively Railroad Days Festival.
Originally launched in 1976, the My Kid's Club Railroad Days 5K Run/Walk is a prestigious distinction as North Carolina's longest-running 5K event. Each year, this tradition brings together the community for a unique blend of physical fitness, friendly competition, and good old-fashioned fun, all while raising funds for MKC's afterschool education programs in Selma and Smithfield.
As usual, the race will kick off in downtown Selma, with participants navigating a fast and exciting course that winds through our picturesque town. This beloved tradition is perfect for both seasoned runners seeking a personal best and those simply looking for a fun, health-conscious activity. For our younger participants, the much-anticipated Caboose Run follows the main event, which guarantees fun for the whole family. Kids have the opportunity to experience the thrill of competition while soaking up the festive atmosphere of the Railroad Days.
"We're delighted to be hosting the 47th annual My Kid’s Club Railroad Days 5K Run/Walk," said Lynn Stanley, Interim Executive Director of My Kids Club. "This event is more than just a race; it's a celebration of our community's spirit and resilience. Not only does it promote health and fitness, but it also supports our critical afterschool and summer education programs, helping our children thrive." Event proceeds will directly benefit MKC's afterschool education programs in Selma and Smithfield and summer camp in Selma. By joining us on race day, you are contributing to a fantastic cause, supporting local children in their educational pursuits and ensuring they have the resources necessary for success.
Registration is now open. We welcome everyone - from seasoned runners to casual walkers, families, and friends, to join us on September 9. To register or sponsor, please visit our website https://www.mykidsclub.org/5k. We look forward to seeing you at the starting line!
About My Kid's Club:
My Kid's Club is a local organization dedicated to supporting the educational development of children in Selma and Smithfield. Through our afterschool programs, we provide a nurturing environment where children can learn, play, and grow.