DARLINGTON, SOUTH CAROLINA (Feb. 9, 2017) – Darlington Raceway will host its first Spring Fling presented by Genesis Health Care event on Saturday, April 1.
The Spring Fling will be a community event featuring a 5K run, an Easter egg hunt and free community dinner courtesy of Genesis Health Care.
“We’re proud to be able to host this Spring Fling event for the community at Darlington Raceway,” track President Kerry Tharp said. “To host a 5K, Easter egg hunt and free dinner on the same day makes it a unique event for all families and all ages. We encourage the entire community to come out that day and enjoy themselves with the most historic NASCAR track on the circuit as the backdrop.”
The day begins at 8 a.m. with a 5K run on a certified course around the track property, starting and ending at the start-finish line of the racetrack (the vehicle tunnel will be closed from 7:45 a.m. – 9 a.m. for the race). The 5K registration is as follows: $25 until March 15, $32 from March 16-31, $35 day of the event. To register in advance, simply click here.
The Easter egg hunt will be held from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and open to all kids 12 and under who are members of Darlington Raceway’s Raceway Rascals presented by Future Scholar kids club. Membership cards will need to be shown at the infield check-in point to participate in the hunt. Over 1,000 eggs will be hidden around the track’s infield with special golden eggs offering race tickets and other great prizes.
If your 12 and under child is not a member of the Raceway Rascals presented by Future Scholar kids club, simply sign up the day of the event at the infield registration tent.
The day will conclude with a free community dinner in the Cale Yarborough Garage area courtesy of Genesis Health. The community dinner, which will take place following the egg hunt, is a great opportunity for families to enjoy a day at the track and partake in free food and beverages that will be provided.
The Spring Fling will also have a charitable component to it, as all guests are encouraged to donate non-perishable food items to support The Lord Cares food bank of Darlington and Harvest Hope food bank in Florence.
“Genesis Health Care is pleased to partner with Darlington Raceway to sponsor The Spring Fling on April 1, 2017 at the track,” Tony Megna, CEO of Genesis Health Care said. “The day will be filled with fun events for the family and end with a picnic style dinner which will be free to the community. The sponsors are asking for donations of non-perishable food items, if capable, to help replenish the food banks in the surrounding communities.”
All guests will need to enter the event through the track’s Gate 39A infield tunnel entrance (will be closed from 7:45 a.m. – 9 a.m. for 5K). The 5K will take place on the start-finish line/pit road. Easter egg hunt registration will take place by the tall scoring pylon in the middle of the infield.
To be a Spring Fling sponsor, contact Darlington Raceway Account Executive Michael Smith at 843-395-8892 or email email@example.com.
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