The Palace Saloon 5K
Palace Saloon 5K. Date: April 15, 2017. Location: Messer Field (start) to the Palace Saloon. One of GWTC’s first races, the Palace was first run in 1975. It is traditionally one of the fastest 5K fields in town. The 2016 edition will be the State RRCA 5K Championship. Mike Burns has made his mark on the Palace Saloon 5K since taking over as race director in 2013. He finished his third year directing the race in 2015, and for the third year in a row there were more than 1300 finishers, including a record 1389 in 2013. He has created a great buzz and excitement around the race with creative marketing, while protecting the traditions that make the race fun. With a big crowd and a great celebration at the end, this race is a lot of fun – well, other than the uphill near the end. You have to love that long downhill finish though and it's a great way to follow the Springtime 10K. The web page is at http://www.palacesaloon.com/.