The Tom Short 5K race is taking place tomorrow (this) morning at the General Dacey Trail in Shelbyville. This is one of the most popular 5k races in the southern third of Illinois and more than 350 racers are expected to attend. Jerry Yockey with the 5k said that when the annual race began, they had just over 50 participants, and it has just been growing every year since.
After the race, the participants have the option to join the post race party where Yockey said they will have food, sports drinks and will be holding splash competitions at the pool where anyone can try to win a pair of Tom Shorts shorts.
Yockey said all proceeds from the race go back to fund the maintenance of the trail to keep it in good condition for years to come. More information can be found at daceytrail.org. Yockey appeared on the NEWSTALK WTIM Morning Show.