July 28, 2011 -- The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) will host its second annual Run For The Horses 5K and ? Mile Kids Fun Run on Saturday, September 3.? The races take place in the picturesque Saratoga Spa State Park and all proceeds benefit the TRF, the oldest and largest sanctuary in the world, dedicated to retired Thoroughbred racehorses.
The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation's shady course begins at the Orenda Pavilion and winds its way through the Saratoga Spa State Park, listed as a National Historic Landmark and distinguished by its classical architecture. Post time is 8 a.m. for the Kids Fun Run and 8:30 a.m. for the Run For The Horses 5K. Trophies and medals will be awarded to top 3 men and women overall and in each age category, with prizes for all Fun Run participants.
Enjoy entertainment and refreshments after the race with hydration provided by Hint Water.?"Every summer, the equine athletes at the Saratoga Race Course run their hearts out for us," says TRF Annual Fund Director Lisa Craig.? "On September 3, we're turning the tables and will be running for them.? It's a wonderful opportunity to educate the public about our longstanding mission to provide these equine athletes with the? dignified retirement they deserve."
Please visit www.TRFinc.org to register online or download the mail-in registration application.? The organization is also looking for volunteers to help on the day of the race.
AboutThe Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation. For 28 years, the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) has been dedicated to saving Thoroughbred horses, no longer able to compete on the racetrack, from possible neglect, abuse, and slaughter.? Currently, the TRF proudly cares for more than 1,100 horses nationwide and operates a vocational training program for inmates at 8 correctional facility-based farms. It is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and receives no public funding.? For more information, visit www.TRFinc.org.