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Preakness 5K, People's Pink Party Return

4/16/2013

Part of the festivities for the Preakness Stakes this year feature the return of the “Down the Stretch for SGK” Preakness 5K and the The People’s Pink Party.

Both events will benefit the Maryland Affiliate of teh Susan G. Komen for the Cure..

The race will take place Saturday, May 11, a week before Maryland's signature race, at Pimlico. Part of the proceeds will benefit the Maryland Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®.

Part of the 5K run will take place on the Pimlico dirt course. In 2012, nearly 650 runners took part, including Doug O’Neill, trainer of Preakness Stakes and Kentucky Derby winner I’ll Have Another.

“We get a tremendous amount of positive feedback on this event,” said Maryland Jockey Club president Tom Chuckas. “It has to be a thrill to be able to run on the track where the Preakness takes place and to possibly hear track announcer Dave Rodman call your name as you pass the finish line. The Preakness 5K should certainly be on the bucket list of any runner who grew up a racing fan in Baltimore.”

Highlights of The People’s Pink Party include the fourth annual Lady Legends For the Cure Race, the Battle of the Sexes Jockey Challenge and the welcoming of 89 breast cancer survivor guests that will include a special winners’ circle tribute.

The Preakness eve card features eight stakes races, headlined by the $500,000 Grade II Black-Eyed Susan Stakes and the $300,000 Grade III Pimlico Special. The Goo Goo Dolls will headline a concert that begins at 4:00 p.m.

Edited Maryland Jockey Club release
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