NORTH STAR – Registration is open for the 20th annual Angel Run 5K, which is scheduled for 9 a.m. July 16 during the Fireman’s & American Legion Picnic in North Star.
The race will begin and end at the North Star Park east of town. A fun run for children will precede the 5K and is scheduled to begin at 8:45 a.m. on July 16.
Pre-registration is due by July 7. The cost is $16 and includes a shirt. Without a shirt, the cost of pre-registration is $9 for anyone age 15 to 64 or $5 for anyone 14 and younger or 65 and older. The cost of the fun run is $1.
Race day registration will begin at 7:30 p.m. on July 16. The cost of registration with a shirt on race day is $20 while shirt supplies last. The cost without a shirt on race day is $12 for anyone age 15 to 64 or $5 for anyone 14 and younger or 65 and older. The cost of the fun run is $1. The cost to purchase a shirt without participating in the 5K is $11.
Entries can be mailed to The Angel Run, P.O. Box 124, Osgood, OH 45351. Online registration is available at DarkeCountyWellnessChallenge.com.
Awards will be given to the top three finishers in each age category. There also will be door prizes.
Proceeds from the 5K will go to a $750 Angel Run scholarship, the North Star Fire Department and the North Star American League.
The Angel Run was started in 1998 in memory of Lynn Topp and all lost loved ones. Topp was out for a morning jog on Feb. 21, 1998, and never returned home. She was found murdered several weeks later. The race, which generally draws more than 450 runners and walkers each year, was created to remember Topp and give back to the North Star community.
For more information about the race and registration information, visit AngelRun5k.com. More information also can be obtained by contacting the Topp family at 419-336 -6295, 419-582-4013 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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