Race For Education Benefits Casner Scholarship

Edited news release

The Third Annual Race For Education 5K Run, which for the first time this year includes a 10K run, will be held Oct. 8, in downtown Midway, Ky. The race, benefiting the Karri Casner Memorial Scholarship Fund, is sponsored by Taylor Made Farm, Central Bank, and RJ Corman Railroad Group.

The race is run in memory of Karri Casner, the daughter of Bill and Susan Casner of Flower Mound, Texas, and Versailles, Ky., who died in the terrorist bombing of a nightclub in Bali. Bill Casner co-owns WinStar Farm near Versailles.

Teams of four compete for the Race For Education 5K Challenge Cup, won last year by Bank One (now Chase Bank).

More than 100 awards -- sponsored by McCauley Bros. Feed -- will be given. The top three overall male and female winners and the top three age group winners will receive gift certificates for New Balance gear.

The race begins at 8:30 a.m. Race day registration will begin at 8 a.m. No credit cards will be accepted on race day.

The $18 pre-registration fee ($20 on race day) includes a long-sleeve T-shirt and a post-race breakfast, provided by The Depot restaurant. Chase Bank is sponsoring the T-shirts.

Registration forms are available at John's Run Walk Shop in Lexington and on The Race For Education Web site, www.racingscholarships.com. The RFE Web site also offers online registration. For more information, call The Race For Education at (859) 252-8648.

Prior to Oct. 1, registration forms can be mailed to The Race For Education at the address below. Race packets can be picked up on Oct. 7 at John's Run/Walk Shop between 4:30 and 7 p.m.

Kilometer sponsors include A1 Sanitation, The Claiming Crown, The Greatest Game, Juddmonte Farms, Platinum Performance, Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, and Warner Builders.

The Karri Casner Memorial Scholarship Fund is administered by The Race For Education, a national education scholarship foundation funded by various parties related to, or with an interest in the equine industry. It is a nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization established to improve the quality of life for farm and track workers' families through education; attract younger and better-educated individuals to the careers in the equine industry; and establish the racing industry as a good citizen in the community.