In keeping with tradition, the Flour Power 5K will commence on Saturday morning (Oct. 7) of the annual King Biscuit Blues Festival. Runners will be able to get in shape early in the morning in order to kick back and enjoy all the good music and fine food the rest of the day.

In keeping with tradition, the Flour Power 5K will commence on Saturday morning (Oct. 7) of the annual King Biscuit Blues Festival. Runners will be able to get in shape early in the morning in order to kick back and enjoy all the good music and fine food the rest of the day.

The run is held each year in memory of Kenneth Freemyer, one of the event organizers of the event. The 5K run now also serves as a benefit for the Freeman Playground.

Freemyer served as race director for this 5K run from 1996 to 1999. He died in an automobile accident in 2000. An avid runner, Freemyer completed 24 marathons including this one. He had qualified for the Boston Marathon just prior to his tragic death.

Participants in the race will get a close-up and personal glimpse of the Arkansas Delta as the course meanders along the Mighty Mississippi River and directly through historic downtown Helena. The river, the race and the blues what a terrific combination!

Race regulation packets and registration forms may be picked up between 6:30 and 7:30 a.m. Saturday at the starting line in front of the Phillips County Courthouse.

The race will begin promptly at 8 a.m.

Participation is limited to the first 300 entrants.