The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra is bringing classical music fans and exercise enthusiasts together for the finale of its 2007 Summer Series. Runners will be pitted not against a clock, but rather Beethoven’s fifth symphony.

“Fit as a Fiddle” on Sept. 2 at the Devou Park amphitheater will feature what the orchestra has dubbed the “Beethoven 5-K Run” along with “Sweatin’ to the Symphony,” a circuit training program complete with pilates and yoga led by local professional trainers against a backdrop of classics by Tchaikovsky, Grieg, Bizet, Rossini, Mozart and more.

Because we all know Beethoven’s Fifth can’t stand on it’s own. And of course Tchaikovsky, Grieg, Bizet, Rossini, Mozart can all use a hand too.

Okay, okay, I’m uppity and snobby and all that jazz. But I just don’t like this idea. And I’m sorry they decided to run with it. (Couldn’t resist.)

1 Comment

  1. 1. That makes me want to puke.


    2. I would rather shoot myself than run a 5 mile race to Beethoven 5

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