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Posted on: June 26, 2015

[ARCHIVED] The Ford 5k Race/Cow Pie Bingo Event Returns October 17!

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The 5k trail race/walk will take place October 17, 2015 on the Harmon Farm, 14702 Namozine Road, Church Road, VA 23833. Race day registration will begin at 6:30 a.m. with race time at 8:00 a.m. There will also be a 1 mile FREE kids run (age 10 and under) that will start at 7:30 a.m. Entry fees are $25.00 if postmarked before October 10, 2015 and $30.00 after that. All proceeds will benefit Ford Volunteer Fire Department. All checks should be made payable to the Ford Volunteer Fire Department and mailed to Ford 5k c/o Tom Harmon, 2604 Wheeler Lane, Church Road, VA 23833.

Awards will include Overall Male/Female, Masters Male/Female and the First 3 Finishers per age group Male/Female for 14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34,35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-65, 65-69, & 70+. There will also be T-shirts for the first 100 persons to register.

Sign up online at, print an entry form below or pick one up at Church Road Market and enter today!

There will also be a COW PIE Bingo event on race day. What is Cow Pie Bingo? In a game of cow pie bingo, a cow is led to a spot that is drawn at random on a field marked with a 100-square grid. The plot where the first “deposit” is made is the winner. Each plot is approximately 15’ by 15’ and are $10 each. Chances are one in 100 to win a $500. All names will be randomly drawn and placed on the 100-square grid. Merilyn, the cow, will be led to a randomly drawn spot on the grid and released at 7:30 a.m. She will be joined by an additional cow in 15 minute intervals until there are four cows total on the grid. There will be only one winner per grid. The BS judges will determine which square the first deposit is made on. If the deposit spills onto two or more squares, the judges will determine which square contains the highest volume of BS. The winners will be announced at the 5K awards ceremony

For more information on either event please contact any member of the Ford Volunteer Fire Department or Tom Harmon at (804)720-7514.

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