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First Annual Fasig-Tipton 5k to benefit New York Racing Association Backstretch Charities

Fasig-Tipton will host a 5k race (3.1 miles) and a one-mile ‘fun run,’ starting in front of the Humphrey S. Finney Pavilion in Saratoga Springs, NY on Saturday, August 15. All proceeds will be divided equally among the New York Racing Association’s four charities: The Anna House, Backstretch Employee Service Team, New York Racetrack Chaplaincy and The Backstretch Education Fund. Registration for both events is scheduled to begin at 7:00 a.m.; the one-mile ‘fun run’ will kick off at 7:30 a.m. and the 5k race will start at 8:00 a.m. The 5k route will loop around Union Ave to Henning, giving runners the opportunity to see the newly renovated sales grounds, enjoy a view of the Saratoga Racetrack Grandstand, and see parts of the Oklahoma Training Track and the barn area. There will be refreshments, entertainment and awards will be presented to the top runners in each age group immediately following the race.

"Fasig-Tipton is very excited about this event," said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. "We are becoming more involved with the community of Saratoga and we are pleased to be able to help support the backstretch employees who make horse racing possible. Many local businesses and farms of New York have jumped on board to help sponsor the race with us."

"This fund raiser is a wonderful opportunity to be involved in supporting the ongoing work of all the charities engaged in helping to meet the health and human service needs of the backstretch community," added Julie Cobello, the community liaison of B.E.S.T.

Other services offered by these charities include: inexpensive child care, mentoring, health care, free clothing, bedding and household supplies, education and much, much more.

If you would like to register for the race, please visit http://www.fasigtipton.com and click on the link Fasig-Tipton 5k.


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