31st annual Run for Sight 5k goes virtual

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.- The 31st annual Run For Sight 5k presented by the Bowling Green Noon Lions Club always takes place on the morning of Labor Day. 

But this year it’s virtual and with a twist- people can register and run before September 14th! 

The event is sponsored by Downing Eye Care and all proceeds benefit children and adult eye sight conservation in Bowling Green and Warren County. 

And today, some runners still came out to the course this morning and ran the race at the normal time while social distancing. 

Pam Elrod, secretary of Bowling Green Noon Lions Club and co-chair of the run told us why they still held the event. 

“We went virtual because we could not afford to not do it. And from comments, I’ve been standing out here for 2 hours basically talking to the people that decided to run today and I’m surprised by how many of them said we love this course! It’s an easy course but it’s a fun course and the weather’s great today so they’ve been out working,” said Elrod.  

The event in the past also had a 2 mile walk and kid’s bubble run. Elrod said next year they hope to return to all 3 events. For more information, visit their website here