Blackcat Run is a Huge Success

On Saturday, November 15th, we held our first ever “Riverview HealthCARE / Prestonsburg Blackcat Run” and it was a huge success. The cold temperatures didn’t keep the community from turning out to not only run a 5K, but to also support the Prestonsburg Blackcat football team as they continue in the high school playoffs. After registration was complete, the race began with a lap around the Prestonsburg football field. The race then proceeded through downtown Prestonsburg and back to the field for a final lap around the track. The runners were split into five different age groups and medals were given to the top three finishers in each age group. After the race, we broke out the grill and had a tailgate party for the football team. During the celebration, we had a drawing for door prizes. Everything from gift cards to a 32″ flat screen tv was given to the winning ticket holders. When all was said and done, we managed to raise over $2,500 to be used to buy Christmas gifts for our elders here at Riverview. This was our first attempt at this event, that is already set to be an annual event for the community. Now everyone has another year to start training for the 2nd annual Riverview/Blackcat Run in 2015, and its sure to be even bigger and better next year!