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Registration under way for Marland Heights 5K

WEIRTON — Registration is under way for the annual Marland Heights 5K Classic Run and Fitness Walk, set to take place Aug. 9.

This year’s race will kick off at 7 p.m., beginning and ending at Marland Heights Park.

The evening will include a 3.1-mile run, a 2-mile fitness walk, and a youth fun run for kids 12 and under. The youth fun run will begin at 6:30 p.m.

The evening will conclude with a cookout and awards ceremony, followed by a “Movies in the Park” event featuring the movie “McFarland, U.S.A.” The 2015 film, starring Kevin Costner, is based on the true story of a 1987 cross country team from a mainly Latino high school in California.

Early registration for the race is $17 for adults, $12 for teens and youths, and $2 for the youth fun run.

Those wishing to register can do so at the Weirton Millsop Community Center through Aug. 8. Race day registration will begin at 6 p.m.

Individuals wishing to receive a shirt on race day must register by Aug. 1.

Water will be provided at the start/finish line, as well as along the visibly marked race course.

Race timing will be provided by Second Sole out of Youngstown, Ohio.

For more information call (304) 797-8520.

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