The Beat Beethoven 5K on Saturday benefits the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra.

(Image: Courtesy Grand Junction Symphony)

A new 5K race in Grand Junction will see participants running with Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony as their soundtrack in a fundraiser for the Grand Junction Symphony.

The Beat Beethoven 5K starts at 9 a.m. Saturday outside the Avalon Theater, with CPR Classical providing the backing music. Host Jean Inaba will play the famous opening passage at 9 a.m. sharp, with loudspeakers along the race course blasting the music.

Runners will have about 30 minutes to complete the race through downtown Grand Junction before the final notes play.

View registration information here. The entry fee is $20 in advance and $25 on Saturday.