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Catholic schools set for 5K race

Published 3:48pm Monday, July 29, 2013

In the month of August there are more than 40 5K races or triathlon events scheduled in and around the Tri-State.

One of those just happens to be the third annual Ironton Catholic Schools Flyer 5K race Aug. 10, sponsored by Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital.

Jenny Rowe, race organizer and Flyer parent, has helped coordinate the event since its inception and said from the start the 5K has been successful.

“We knew that 5Ks were becoming pretty big, but we didn’t know how successful we would be,” Rowe said. “We are a competitive town as a whole. That’s why the race seems to be pretty successful here.”

Rowe said a little more than $10,000 has been raised in the first two years of the event.

Proceeds from the event go toward the Catholic schools, buying items such as textbooks, athletic uniforms or computers and science lab items.

The race starts at 8 a.m. at South Fifth and Quincy streets. When runners and walkers hit the Fourth and Jefferson streets area, they will be greeted by the Ironton Fire Department’s spray station.

There will be prizes for various age groups for male and females.

Registration is $15 before Aug. 3 and $20 after. Registration can be done online at www.tristateracer.com or by filling out forms that can be picked up at St. Joseph High School, Unger’s Shoes and Elite Fitness. There is also registration the day of the event beginning at 7 a.m.

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