William King Museum of Art announces the inaugural “Hike the Hill” on April 15 from 11:30 – 3:30. is is an opportunity for WKMA to engage the active-lifestyle community in Abingdon and the broader Tri Cities region. For the 5K “hill loop” competitive run, prizes will be awarded in men’s and women’s open division for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, and for all 1st winners in 4 different age divisions. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place runners in all divisions will receive one-of-a-kind clay award medals created by WKMA resident sculpture Lynn Price.
The 5K will begin at 1 p.m., and will be followed by a non-competitive 3K, family-, stroller-, and pet- friendly run/walk at 2 p.m. Entry fee for the competitive 5K is $25 or $35 if registering at WKMA the day of the event, and $15 for the 3K. Preregistration link is on WKMA’s Facebook page. Participants will receive a HTH tee shirt, car decal, bottled water to hydrate, and healthy snacks from local business partners. They can also purchase raffle tickets for the chance to win prizes, including Food City 500 box sit race tickets. Local health organizations, clubs, and businesses will set up information tables to promote their health-related products and services. We will also have a DJ and food truck. We Run Events is working with WKMA to manage race logistics. HTH is sponsored by Johnston Memorial Hospital.
WKMA is a registered 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to develop original contemporary and fine art exhibitions that celebrate the diversity of artistic talent and current trends in our region; to preserve the cultural heritage of the region through original exhibitions and our permanent archives; and to provide an extensive arts education program that serves school and public audiences both inside and outside of the Museum. WKMA is located at 415 Academy Drive, off West Main Street or Russell Road, in Abingdon. Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the William King Museum of Art is a partner of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, a member of the Virginia Association of Museums and is funded in part by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
For more information, visit www.williamkingmuseum.org or call 276-628-5005.