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4th annual Flyer 5K is Aug. 16

Published 10:12am Friday, August 8, 2014

August could easily be called 5K month in the Tri-State.

The 4th annual Ironton Catholic Schools Flyer 5K run, in cooperation with Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital and Ironton Urgent Care, will be at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16, at the high school on the corner of Fifth and Quincy streets.

The registration fee is $15 today and $20 afterwards. Same-day registration will be 7-7:45 a.m. Checks may be made payable to Ironton Catholic Schools.

Last year the Flyer 5K had 283 entrants. Dustin Moritz was the male winner with a time of 16:43 and female winner Peyton Cantrell won her class with a time of 22:30.

The race will start at Fifth and Quincy streets at St. Joseph High School. The course is flat and traverses Ironton neighborhood streets traveling east on Sixth Street, turning right onto Vernon Street, then right onto Seventh Street, follow Seventh Street to Ellison Avenue, turn right onto Ellison Avenue to Fourth Street, turn right onto Fourth Street and continue onto Vernon Street, turn right onto Vernon Street to Fifth Street and turn right onto Fifth Street to Chestnut Street. The race will then turn left onto Chestnut Street to Sixth Street and ends on Chestnut Street just past Sixth Street.

There will be a spray station at the Ironton Fire Department at the intersection of Fourth and Jefferson streets.

Walkers are welcome to participate. The course closes at 9 a.m.

For more information, contact the school at 740-532-0485, email stjoe_stlawdevelopment@yahoo.com or visit or visit www.irontoncatholicschools.weebly.com.

Age groups are 10-and-under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 709-74 and 75 and over.

Awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers overall and in each of the 15 age groups. There will be no duplications. Tech shirts will be guaranteed to the first 200 runners. Race results and photos will be posted at www.tristateracer.com immediately following the race.

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