ERNIE CHATMAN LABOR DAY 5K RUN
SATURDAY, AUG. 26, 2017 8 AM
Enjoy a cool morning run at the annual Labor Day 5K - named in honor of Ernie Chatman, the legendary Hernando County coach and runner who coached football, baseball, softball, basketball, track and cross country.
William Ernest “Ernie” Chatman Jr. passed peacefully at his home on Sunday, July 24, 2016, of natural causes. He was 66 years old. Ernie and was known to most as “Coach Chatman,” having coached in Hernando County for over 40 years. He coached baseball for his alma mater, Hernando High, for 12 years, cross country for 28 years, softball for five, track and field for five, five as the boy’s basketball coach, and served nine years as athletic director.
Chatman was a Brooksville resident from the age of 3 and a 1967 Hernando High graduate. He was inducted into the Florida Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2004 and the Hernando High Sports Hall of Fame in 2011 for all his accomplishments in the coaching ranks.
There will be a kids fun run following the 5k race. This run is a flat, cross country course shaded by old oak trees wrapped around the lake. There will be music, food, prizes, and awards for each age group. Register online and save $25.00 until midnight August 24th. Race day price is $30.00. T-shirts are guaranteed to pre-registered runners only.
Contact 352-346-5182 or visit www.active.com… Race day registration will begin at 6:30am and end at 7:45am. Registration is $15 until May 1st. $20 until June 1st. $25 until midnight August 24th. Race day price is $30. T-shirts are guaranteed to pre-registered runners only.
McKethan Lake Park is located at 15185 Broad St