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Registration is now open for the 2019 Historic Haunt. Due to parking constraints, again this year, we will have to eventually cut off registrations. Be sure to get the early bird price and reserve your spot before we reach the limit. Go to http://historichaunt.runrichmondky.com/ to get info and get registered.

This 5K/10K is designed to be more than just a race. This is designed to be an event to showcase the White Hall State Historic Site and give entire families an event to look forward to. Young kids can do the Little Gobblins Run and everyone else can pick either the 5K or 10K.

There will be overall and age division winners but, more important than that, there will be an atmosphere that encourages everyone from the first runner to the last. It will be a timed race, but in the big picture times don’t matter and community does. Help me make this an event more than a race.

fixedw_150White Hall State Historic Site was the home of Cassius Marcellus Clay, 19th century emancipationist, politician, newspaper publisher, Ambassador to Russia, and friend to Abraham Lincoln.  Clay’s daughter, Laura Clay, lived at White Hall and was politically active for women’s suffrage and state’s rights.  In 1920 she became the first woman nominated for President of the United States by a major political party.  The restored Italianate mansion was built in 1798 and remodeled in the 1860s.  General Green Clay built the original brick Georgian-style home called Clermont.  Cassius M. Clay inherited the house upon his father’s passing.  He and his wife Mary Jane Warfield Clay built the new addition that more than doubled the size of the house and added such modern amenities as indoor plumbing and central heating.

 

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