Every year, 2,500 runners come out to enjoy our fun, hip, historic community for our annual Cooper-Young 4-Miler race through the neighborhood. There’s something that makes our race better than the rest, the Cooper-Young neighbors! Runners repeatedly say how the Light the Way Parties are what keeps them coming back to the race year after year.
So, what is a Light the Way Party? Neighbors on the race route throw a happening party on their front lawn (many times with a theme like “toga party”) while cheering on runners with signs, beverages and overall revelry.
Register to host a Light the Way party by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, address, email, and phone number. Each entry will receive one free race entry, and the first 25 entries will receive two tickets to the Mid-South Fair and a $10 gift card to Otherlands Coffee Bar. Plus, be entered into our annual Light the Way competition for best party! The race is Friday, September 13 at 7 p.m. Fittingly, this year’s theme is “Friday the 13th.” There will be prizes for the top three winners.
Not hosting a party? Don’t forget to sign up to volunteer for the 4-Miler. There are plenty of spots available. Email the CYCA for assistance signing up or go to this link. https://signup.com/go/jSxNePO. — Sheree Stubblefield