On your mark. Get Set. Go! French Lick Resort, in conjunction with Ken Long & Associates, is pleased to announce its first French Lick Resort 5K Run & Walk Family Classic. This family event, which will be held on Saturday, April 17, is open to runners and walkers of all ages, abilities and experience. “We are very excited to promote healthy living in Orange County by hosting our first ever 5K event,” said Mark Bommarito, Vice President of Marketing at French Lick Resort. “We hope this will be the first of many to be held at the resort.” The scenic race will begin at 9 a.m. and takes participants through downtown French Lick, the high school of legendary NBA star Larry Bird and the campuses of the French Lick and West Baden Springs Hotels. A special non-competitive course will also be available. The “Kiddy Romp” will begin at 8:45 a.m. and is free to children 10 years and younger, but parents are welcome to participate with their children. This quarter-mile-long course will be held on resort grounds. The entry fee for the 5K is $25. Those interested can pre-register online at www.frenchlick.com or on the day of the race at the Valley Links Golf Learning Center. Participants who register by Monday, April 12 will receive a free t-shirt. Those who register after April 12 will receive t-shirts on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration will be held from 7 – 8:30 a.m. the day of the race. Following the race, an award ceremony will be held around 10 a.m. Gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded in both the men’s and women’s divisions. Complimentary beverages and fresh fruit will also be provided. The resort is offering a special 5K family rate for Friday, April 16 at both resort hotels - $189.99 plus tax at West Baden (mention code 5K10WB) and $139.99 plus tax at French Lick (mention code 5K2010). Room rates include 20% off dinner and breakfast buffets at the Grand Colonnade Restaurant and 20% off a single spa service. Call our reservation specialists at (888) 936-9360 or visit www.frenchlick.com to take advantage of this special offer.