Darlington Raceway has hosted many forms of racing at its storied track for nearly 70 years. With that said, the track Too Tough To Tame is excited to announce a new and fun racing experience that will be the first of its kind.

On Friday, November 9, the track will be hosting the Darlington Raceway 5K presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors. With a 6 p.m. start time, it will be the first 5K raced under the lights at the Lady in Black.

“We’re very excited to host the Darlington Raceway 5K Presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors under the lights at our historic track,” track President Kerry Tharp said. “This is a unique opportunity for these runners to be the first to race under the lights at a venue where many historic finishes have taken place. We encourage all runners to get signed up early for this event and have some fun running under the lights on Friday, November 9.”

Participants may pre-register online for the event for a fee of $25 per participant by visiting https://DarlingtonRaceway5K.itsyourrace.com/register/. Day-of registration will be $30 per person.

Packet pickup for the 5K will be available on Thursday, November 8, at the Academy Sports + Outdoors location at 120 Woody Jones Blvd, Florence, SC 29501, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. or on event day at the track beginning at 5 p.m.

The 5K course will start and end at the start-finish line of the race track. All participants will receive a t-shirt for their efforts.

Sponsorship and vendor opportunities are available by contacting Tyler Grube, Director of Corporate Sales, at 843-395-8877 or tgrube@darlingtonraceway.com.

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