Swine time run set for Nov. 30Published 11:53pm Friday, November 15, 2013
The annual 5000 meter 3.1 mile Swine Time Run will be Saturday, Nov. 30 in Climax.
The course is mostly flat on black top and dirt roads, but there is one hill on the return trip. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the run, which will begin and end at the Swine Time grounds, begins at 8:30 a.m.
Medals will be awarded to the top overall male and female finishers. Awards will also be given to the top three male and female finishers in eight age divisions.
Age divisions are under 13; 14 to 19; 20 to 29; 30 to 39; 40 to 49; 50 to 59; 60 to 69 and 70 and over.
Pre registration is $15. Checks should be made payable to Climax Community Club and mailed along with the entry form to 5 K Run, Climax Community Club, and P.O. BOX 131, Climax, Ga., 39834.
Registration on the day of the run will be $20.
Entry forms and festival schedules and information are available at www.swinetimefrstival.com.
Swine Time Run Chairman Paul Fryer says the event annually draws runners from throughout Georgia and Florida.
“The Florida and Florida State football game is annually on Swine Time Day,” Fryer said. “When the game is in Tallahassee a lot of extra Florida and Florida State fans come to participate in the run which really swells the amount of participants.
This year the game is in Gainesville, but we are still expecting a good crowd of runners.”
After the run, participants can stay for the many other Swine Time events including the parade, the best dressed pig contest, the chitterling eating contest, the hog calling contest, the Hula Hoop contest and the greasy pig chest.”
“There will also be a long distance prize, the auctioning of the Swine Time quilt, and a drawing for a Climax Volunteer Fire Department gift certificate.”
Swine Time is sponsored annually by the Climax Community Club. Officers for the club in this year’s 39th Swine Time are president Darlene Collins, vice president Phillip Dodson, secretary Barbara Sapp and treasurer Virginia Wooten.
President Collins recently expressed her appreciation to everyone who makes Swine Time special.
“”We look forward to the Saturday after Thanksgiving each year,” she said. “Most folks come to catch up with old friends and family, get something good to eat,, or se what our wonderful venders have brought to Swine Time.
“Then something unusual happens. Everybody starts having a country good time, having fun and making memories. Don’t miss all the exciting events. If visitors need any help finding everything on the grounds, all they have to do is look for a Climax Community Club member with a green T-shirt and ask them they will be happy to guide you in the right direction.”