Summer Swing 5K fun for all

Robert Noles/Opelika Observer

By Robert Noles
Opelika Observer

During the last 15 years, Tuesday nights at 6 p.m. have brought out runners to run a 5K before each Summer Swing concert.
Doug Underwood heads up the event by keeping the time clock, provide water, cool towels, music and food for the runners. A customized t-shirt can be acquired for the event each year. The 5k begins behind the Denson Park and Recreation Center and follows a route around the area with the fastest runners coming in around 20-25 minutes, to others finishing up to as late as 45 minutes, just in time to go to Municipal Park and enjoy Summer Swing.
The event welcomes runners, beginning runners and walkers. The fee is $1 per race or $10 for the entire series with those 18 years and under free.
Last night, there was watermelon after the run and next week which ends the series there will be pizza after the run.
For more information, visit or email Doug Underwood at


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