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The White Mills Community is home to the ever growing and Historic White Mills Christian Camp which started in June 1940 as a “camper” week at the old White Mills hotel where 37 campers were in attendance for the first ever full week of camp. In March 1949, the White Mills Christian Assembly formed and purchased the old hotel where eventually they would add dorms, hire a camp manager and today they offer 25 sessions of camp during the ten weeks of summer where hundreds upon hundreds of come to camp.
Every year the small town community of White Mills, in western Hardin County Kentucky, hosts a festival called White Mills Days. There are a variety of activities that start on Friday evenings such as baby and beauty contests, music, fellowship, and fun. On Saturday, the small town shuts down where the activities resume on and around the Historic White Mills Christian Camp property. Horse rides, car show, vendor booths and in addition to that the White Mills 5K Run has always kicked off the big day which ends with a chicken dinner in the old hotel dining room. The race begins and ends at the White Mills Post Office where you will then run across the old truss bridge that was built in 1899, cross over the Nolin River and trek alongside the river until you get to Harcourt Road where you will see beautiful cattle and sheep farms. You may even see a pair of eagles that have made a home somewhere along the banks of the Nolin. Harcourt Road is where you will turn and head back to the finish line. This particular part of Harcourt Road dead ends shortly after the turnaround, and many years ago there was another truss bridge which has since been torn down, but according to a lifelong resident who was born in the 20’s he recalls an old stagecoach pickup at this location. Nothing remains but the scrap off the old bridge.
The White Mills Civic League spends weeks preparing for the festival, and the goal is to raise monies to keep the White Mills Community beautiful and safe and to support the White Mills Volunteer Fire Department and Ball Park where the Civic League hosts concerts in the park and different family functions. We are a small town surrounded by the Nolin River, beautiful corn and soybean fields and livestock farms. These things mentioned are our only avenue in fundraising for our beautiful community, and we hope that you will come out and join us. We would love to have you run through our town!!!
All proceeds from the 5K race will go to the White Mills Civic league.
Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three male and top three female finishers ($75, $50, & $25)
Medals are awarded to the first place male/female finisher in the following age groups:
0-9, 10-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-plus
$25 - Online through July 3rd.
$30 - Race day registration from 7:00 a.m. until 7:45 a.m.
FREE tech shirt guaranteed until June 16th.
Race day packet pickup begins at 7:00 a.m. until 7:59 a.m.