Photo by Travis Rains.
KINGMAN – Familiarize yourself with the Dig It Kingman Community Gardens at the third annual Dig It Dash Shamrock Run at 8 a.m. March 17 at the community gardens, 2301 Lillie Ave.
Last year 90 runners and walkers participated in the event, and garden member and volunteer Bobbi Benton said this year the goal is to break 100.
“I think it’s just going to be a fun day, the weather is supposed to be good that day and we’re anxious to get everybody out there and have fun,” Benton said.
Participants will be broken into seven age groups: 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70 and older.
The registration fee is $25 until Friday, when the cost will rise to $30 from March 10-16 and to $35 on race day. Prizes include yard-art shovels with decorative bird houses donated by Home Depot, and shamrock trowels for the top three finishers in each category.
“It’s a nice, clean, easy walk or run,” Benton said Monday. “We just went over it this morning to make sure our timing and mileage was right.”
Proceeds will go to wind and rabbit-problem mitigation, as well as the Children’s Garden. The organization’s website describes the garden as a place for children ages 0-6 to take part in educational and inspiring activities. The garden opened in March 2017.
Burrows Pro-Sound will DJ the event, which will also debut the garden’s little free library.
“It’s a continual exchange of books in your own neighborhood, and the whole community can get in on it,” said volunteer Denise Neath. “That’ll be all ready for people to bring a book and take a book.”
Neath noted there are still a few garden beds available for lease, and participants can do so while at the event.
Participants can pick up their numbers at early packet pick-up from 5 – 7 p.m. March 16 at the garden parking lot. Checks should be made payable to DIKCG and can be mailed to P.O. Box 3983 Kingman AZ 86402. Registration is also available online at www.active.com or in person until March 16 at Chicago Title Co., 2699 E. Andy Devine Ave.
Race day registration is from 6:30 – 7:30 a.m. March 17.
“Come out and have a good time,” Benton said.
For more information contact Bobbi Benton at 408-529-0346 or email Benton.firstname.lastname@example.org.