Frankfort sports briefs


Season starts Tuesday

After a successful initial season, croquet returns to East Frankfort Park beginning Tuesday, according to Frankfort Parks, Recreation & Historic Sites Program Supervisor Mike Hockensmith.
“We had a great first year, so we’ve expanded the program to two nights,” said Hockensmith. “This is a very casual version of the game.”
Two new courts have been laid out in East Frankfort Park and are open to everyone. The courts are adjacent to the tennis courts and the sand volleyball court.
Jacki Farney will manage the Tuesday and Thursday evening sessions, which begin next week.
Farney, known as The Wicket Witch of Frankfort, said the newer versions of croquet play faster and have fewer rules. The updated game has only seven rules, making it quick to learn and more fun to play.
Tuesday nights will be for the more experienced players and Thursday nights for newer players and people who just want to try out the game. All equipment will be provided and copies of the rules will be posted. 
Play begins at 6 p.m. both evenings. For more information, call Farney at 502-330-1907.

Soccer meeting set for Tuesday

The Franklin County High School Soccer Booster Club will have a parent/player booster club meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Sower Soccer Field for all soccer players, boys and girls, who are interested in playing for FCHS this fall.

3-D League begins Thursday

The Frankfort Target Archery Association and Frankfort Parks, Recreation & Historic Sites are offering a 3-D Family Archery League starting Thursday and running through June 5.  
Weekly sign-in will start at 6 p.m.
The five-week league will have five divisions — NASP (ages 9-17, NASP rules and equipment), Youth (ages 9-13, any bow), Young Adult (ages 14-17, any bow), Women (ages 18 and up, any bow), and Men (ages 18 and up, any bow).
The entry fee is $25 for each division.
Registration forms are available at the Parks Office at Juniper Hill Park and at the Archery Park during hours of operation.
For more information contact Warren Mitchell at

Great Cake Race Sunday

The Great Cake Race 5K run/1-mile walk will take place Sunday at Keeneland to benefit Sweet Blessings.
The race starts at 4 p.m. with sign-in and race day registration at 3 p.m. at Keene Barn.
Registration is $25 for the 5K and $15 for the walk. Sign-up is available online through or
Sweet Blessings is a 501(c)(3) that creates specialty birthday cakes for children ages 5 to 14 who are facing a life-threatening illness or poverty.

Run to Remember 5K
May 10 in Bloomfield

The Kentucky National Guard Run to Remember 5K will be at 8 a.m. May 10 in Bloomfield.
All proceeds from the run will go towards funding the Kentucky National Guard Memorial that is being constructed at the entrance of the Boone Center in Frankfort.
Registration for those ages 11 and up is $20 through Sunday, and it will increase to $25 after Sunday. The registration fee is $5 for those ages 5-10.
The fee includes a bib number, a military inspired T-shirt and a cinch sack of gifts.
There are three ways to register — through the link provided on, through, or email Jennifer Lyddane at to receive a registration form that can be mailed with a check made payable to KYNG Memorial Fund, Inc.

Pro.Active for Life 5K
is May 9

Late registration and race packet pickup for the May 9 Pro.Active for Life 5K will be held at The Eclectic Mix, 306 St. Clair St., Thursday from 3-7 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m.-6 p.m.  
The award ceremony will follow the race on Broadway and the Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe is having live entertainment, featuring the music of Josh Nolan at 7:15, followed by Triceratops Jackson at 8.
Pro.Active Therapy’s Pro.Active for Life 5K will begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 9 and benefits the United Way of Franklin County and WeWannaPlay.
Registration forms are available at Pro.Active Therapy through Wednesday.  
Online registration is at and is an option until midnight Wednesday.
Registration is $20/person through Wednesday, May 7; it will be $25/person Thursday and Friday.

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