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Chase County Fair Run returning to school site PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wauneta Breeze   
Thursday, 07 August 2014 15:45

Save some money;

early registration

deadline is Friday

 

By Jan Schultz

The Imperial Republican

 

It was such a success moving the Chase County Fair Run to the school in Imperial last year, that organizers are excited to be returning there for this year’s event.

The Saturday, Aug. 16, run is the 36th annual edition and registrations have been coming in for a couple of weeks, said Jill Moline, one of the coordinators and sponsors.

“We really liked the move to the school last year,” Moline said as the run celebrated its 35th year.

Its access to the school track for the kids’ half-mile race and restroom availability close by are some of the pluses, Moline said.

There is also less congestion at the start and finish along East 9th St., compared to the fairgrounds where the races headquartered in previous years.

If registered by Friday this week, the entry fee is $15. That raises to $18 after Aug. 8.

Kids (12 and younger) have no registration fee no matter which race they choose to run, Moline noted.

The top three men and women in the 5K and 10K races in eight different age divisions will earn awards, as well as the overall male and female in the mile. Ribbons will go to all runners in the kids’ half-mile, open to youths age 12 and younger.

Drawstring bags will be part of the entry fee for all registered runners while supplies last, Moline said. Last year everyone received hats, previously it was t-shirts.

Besides Super Foods, other race sponsors include Running Times magazine, Synergy Total Fitness and McNair Agency, Inc.

Entry forms are available at Imperial Super Foods and can also be returned there, Moline said. All previous runners in the fair run should also have received one by email, she noted.