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RPUS Walk - Dansby Village 2016
Sat, Mar 26, 2016
Walking-5K - RPUS Individual - Age group/open
About This Activity
The 2nd Annual RPUS Walk - Dansby Village will start and complete in downtown Kilgore and take a scenic point-to-point course during the start of spring. Kicking off in historic downtown Kilgore at the World's Richest Acre, heading north towards Jack Ryan's Steakhouse winding residentially towards South Side Park turning left on Wells street and walking through historic Dansby Village. After looping through and passing the old C. B. Dansby school site, the walk proceeds up Wells street turning right onto Martin Luther King, BLVD and walking south back towards downtown. Walkers will pass West Side Barber Shop, which still has one the city's only standing out-houses in back and the Kilgore Feed Store, both still open for business since desegregation, before re-crossing the train tracks back into downtown proceeding towards Kilgore College and looping back just south of downtown. The course will then be headed for completion passing between oil boom relic movie houses, The Texan and Crim Theaters, whose exteriors are restored to historic grandeur of the 1940's. Participants finish the last steps of the walk heading back towards the Oil Derrick star lit skyline where the 3rd annual Kilgouh Art Festival will be just underway motivating you to cross the finish line. The event also includes a pre-walk affirmation and prayer, and post-walk festival complete with live music and area business vending.
RPUS Walk is one community fundraiser presented by RESTORE PROJECT US, who's mission it to restore neglected communities within cities working with residents, city leadership and non-profits.
Event details and schedule
RPUS Walk starts at 8:00AM downtown with plenty of free parking. Participants should arrive at 7:30. Onsite Registration available. Walk will complete at 10:30. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes.