June 12, 2017
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The 2017 Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) in Louisville, Ky., will kick off at 7 a.m. on Sunday, July 16, with the Win, Place, Show 5K Race at the Kentucky Exposition Center.
The 5k course will begin at the Broadbent arena, continue past Kentucky Kingdom and follow the Circle of Champions drive throughout the expo center. The race is open to the general public and proceeds support the 2017 JNHE and educational and leadership opportunities for youth through the Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA).
“We would like to extend an invitation to local running enthusiasts to join us as we celebrate opening day of the 2017 Junior National Hereford Expo,” said Amy Cowan, American Hereford Association director of youth activities and foundation. “Participants will support future agricultural leaders, and we are thankful for the support of the Kentucky host committee and our generous sponsors to make this event happen.”
Win, Place, Show 5k sponsors include Boyd Beef Cattle, Mayslick, Ky., Brad Chambliss, Elizabethtown, Ky., Dale Stith, Mayslick, Ky., Don and Carol Green, Munfordville, Ky., Farm Credit Mid-America, Franklin, Ind., Hopper Herefords, Maysville, Ky., Kentucky Hereford Association CHB, Richmond, Ky., Matheny Herefords, Mayslick, Ky., Rockin’ C Cattle Company, Bowling Green, Ky., Thomas Farms, Richmond, Ky., and Tim Wolfe, Alexandria, Ky.
The 5k race will have an adult and youth division. Both divisions will begin promptly at 7 a.m. Pre-registration is $30 per runner and day-of registration is $40 per runner. Registration includes a t-shirt. Prizes will be given for the top three runners in each division. To register for the race, please visit www.herefordjuniornational.com.
For more information about the Win, Place, Show 5k race, please contact Suzanne Matheny at Suzanne.firstname.lastname@example.org or Amy Cowan at 816-218-2256.
The Hereford Youth Foundation of America is a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit. Its mission is to support scholarship, education and leadership activities within the Hereford breed. For more information about the HYFA, visit HerefordYouthFoundation.org or contact the AHA at 816-842-3757.