Looking to run after the Boilermaker this summer? Our friends over at the Rome Historical Society are launching a new event this summer. Introducing the Great Carrying Race 5k Run And Walk.

This summer will mark the first official running of the Carry in hundreds of years in Rome. This event will benefit the Rome Historical Society, in cooperation with Roman Runners and The Mill.

Pre-race registration will begin at 4:30 at The Mill on East Dominick Street on race day. The walk begins at 5:30 and the run at 6:00. $20 pre-registration/$25 day of. First 100 registrants will receive a special event t-shirt and all participants will receive free admission to the after-party at The Mill, featuring live music from local newgrass favorites Pocket Change. You can register online HERE.

Non-participants are certainly encouraged to join us as well. A $5 donation at the door is requested but not required to join in on the fun. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Rome Historical Society of Rome.