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CELEBRATE MUNFORD 5K RUN this Saturday

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The 15th annual Celebrate Munford 5K Run is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 9, with the official start at 8 a.m. in Centennial Park on 148 Reeder Avenue in Munford.  In addition to the run, is the third annual Mayor’s 2-Mile Fitness Walk – an even surface walk within Centennial Park led by Mayor Dwayne Cole.  

Event Coordinator DJ Watson (picture attached) noted Baptist Memorial Hospital-Tipton would again be the lead sponsor of the event.  Other supporting sponsors include Advanced Pools, Cub Scout Pack 66,First Citizens National Bank, Memphis Runners Track Club, Munford Middle School Cheerleaders, Signprints, Speight Family Medical, Turner Family Dentistry, the City of Munford, and Walgreens .

Pre-registration is available online through Aug. 7 at www.munford.com.  The cost of pre-registration is $25, with a $2 discount for members of the Memphis Running Track Club, children ages 17 and under and senior ages 55 and over.  Registration after Aug. 9 is $30.  T-shirts are guaranteed in requested sizes to the first 200 registered; after that it will be first-come, first served.  In addition, technical shirts will be given to the first 150 runners/walkers who register. 

Overall winners will be awarded for male and female and masters male and female, as well as the top 3 in age groups 11/under, 12-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69 and 70 plus.

Pre-race packets are available for pick up from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 8 at Walgreen’s at 43 Tabb Drive in Munford.  You can also register during that time – race day fees apply.

On Saturday, Aug. 9 beginning at 6:30 a.m., race day registration will open and packets can be picked up.  Warm-up exercises begin at 7:40 a.m. followed by the race start at 8 a.m. and awards at 9:30 a.m.

Celebrate Munford 5K Run is a function of Celebrate Munford, Inc., a 501-C3 organization that exists to promote community and to provide scholarships, grants, and fund projects to better the city of Munford.  This year’s Celebrate Munford 5K Run will benefit the Munford-Tipton County Public Memorial Library.

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