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Rotary 5K making its return

October 13, 2012
By CRAIG HOWELL - Managing editor (chowell@weirtondailytimes.com) , Weirton Daily Times

WEIRTON - A fundraiser started by the Rotary Club of Weirton Heights last year is making its return, but with a twist.

The second-annual Run with Rotary is set to take place Oct. 27 on the Panhandle Trail.

The run and walk event is a 5K beginning and ending at the trailhead, with a start time of 9 a.m. There is a $10 cost to participate for those registering by Oct. 21. The registration fee then will increase to $15 per runner.

Prizes will be given to the top male and female finishers at the end of the race. With the event's proximity to Halloween, prizes also will be presented for best costume categories.

The Rotary Club is still seeking support for the race from area businesses and residents.

"We still need sponsors," organizer Amanda Mesler said.

Fact Box

The second-annual Run with Rotary 5K will take place Oct. 27 on the Panhandle Trail, with prizes including top male and female finishers and best costume. For more information, contact Amanda Mesler at (304) 914-4154.

Support can be in the form of financial contributions, door prizes or other items for the runners.

Contact Mesler at (304) 914-4154 for more information.

Check in and registration on the day of the race will take place from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., with the race beginning at 9 a.m.

Awards and door prizes will be handed out at approximately 10:30 a.m. Each participant also will receive a T-shirt.

Approximately 40 runners took part in last year's inaugural Rotary 5K.

(Howell can be contacted at chowell@weirtondailytimes.com and followed via Twitter @CHowellWDT)

 
 

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