The Independence Bowl Foundation is hosting the second-annual Kickoff Ks, a 5K and 10K, on Saturday, August 26 at 7 a.m. The races are put on by Sportspectrum and will begin at Betty Virginia Park located at 3901 Fairfield Ave. in Shreveport.
New for this year, the top male and female finishers in the 5K and 10K will each receive a $250 Visa gift card. Additionally, first-place finishers in each age group (20-under, 21-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+) will receive a $50 Visa gift card.
Registration is open and will be $20 per person until July 29. The price will be raised on July 30 to $25 per person and will be $30 on race day. Participants are encouraged to register early to ensure they receive a free Independence Bowl Foundation Kickoff Ks t-shirt with their packets. Packets can be picked up at Sportspectrum, 6970 Fern Ave. in Shreveport on Thursday, Aug. 24 from noon until 6:30 p.m. or Friday, August 25 from 10 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. Packets can also be picked up at the race site beginning at 6 a.m. on Sept. 3.