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Kiss a Pig 5K Race and Drive Thru Wagering Returns this Saturday

For Immediate Release

Thu, May 18, 2017


Jennifer See



Erie, PA – With the second leg of the Triple Crown on Saturday, horse racing fans have a chance to enjoy a day at Presque Isle Downs to watch and wager on the potential next Triple Crown Winner. The 2017 Kentucky Derby winner, Always Dreaming, is already a fan favorite to win the Preakness.

Drive-thru wagering on the Preakness will be offered in the lower parking lot of the casino from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

For the second consecutive year, 5K enthusiasts will have a chance to race on the Tapeta™ racetrack surface at Presque Isle Downs. Runners will have to run three times around the racetrack to complete the 5K. Participants for the 5K must be 21 or older.

New this year is a one mile “Fun Run” which is once around the racetrack. Anyone eight years of age or older can participate.

All proceeds from this event benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Erie.

Schedule of Events:

2:00 PM          Registration (Trackside)

3:00 PM          Pig Roast ($12)

3:30 PM          Fun Run ($12 includes T-Shirt)

4:00 PM          5K Run ($20 includes T-Shirt; $30 includes T-Shirt and Pig Roast)

Cash awards will be paid to the top three in each age group, a Male and Female Overall and First Master. We recommend no jewelry and older shoes. Pets and cleats are not permitted.

Through May 31, a $10 donation is being collected at Guest Services for the Boys and Girls Club of Erie. The player will be given $10 in free play for their donation. 

Learn more about Presque Isle Downs & Casino at


About Presque Isle Downs & Casino

Presque Isle Downs & Casino features live poker, table games, slots, entertainment and live thoroughbred horse racing, and simulcast racing.  The casino features the latest technology and amenities designed for guest comfort and expectations.  It also features a state-of-the-art seven table poker room which offers tableside dining in a smoke free environment.  The property also features four restaurants, including the award-winning LBV Steak & Pasta and The Brew Brothers, the newest addition to the Erie casino which offers spectacular seating section to watch live thoroughbred racing. The Brew Brothers features 30 beers on tap and live entertainment.


If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, help is available.
Call 1-800-GAMBLER.



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