SOMC hosts 32nd annual ‘Run For Your LIFE’ event on Sept 5

Published 9:43 am Monday, August 24, 2009

PORTSMOUTH — Local runners and community members are invited to compete in Southern Ohio Medical Center’s 32nd annual Run For Your LIFE competition. The event will take place Saturday, Sept. 5 at the SOMC LIFE Center, 1202 18th St., Portsmouth.

Entrees may choose to participate in either a 5K or 10K event. Registration and packet pick-up will be held from 7 to 7:45 a.m. with both races beginning at 8 a.m.

This year’s route will take runners through the shady, tree-lined residential area that includes Kinney’s Lane, Grandview and Thomas avenues,Dorman, Sheridan and Orchard drives, Coles Boulevard, Shawnee and Micklethwaite roads and Greenlawn Cemetery.

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Awards will be presented immediately after the race to the top three finishers of each age division.

Awards also will be given to each male and female with the fastest times; however, male and female recipients will not receive duplicate awards.

All participants are eligible for door prizes.

Registration brochures may be picked up from the Portsmouth LIFE Center or may be accessed online by visiting

Cost of the race is $15 per person or $20 the day of the event. T-shirts will be given to the first 250 participants who register; additional T-shirts may be purchased for $12. Proceeds will benefit the SOMC LIFE Center Wellness programs.

For more information, please contact Jim Kolar at 740-356-7566 or