10th Annual Freedom Run This Weekend!
June 14, 2018
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10th Annual Freedom Run This Weekend!

PHOTO: The 10th Annual Rainsville Freedom Run will be held on June 16, 2018. (Submitted Photo)

By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com

RAINSVILLE, Ala. — On Saturday, June 16, 2018, the City of Rainsville will be hosting the 10th annual Rainsville Freedom Run. The event is for runners and walkers of all ages and consists of a 5K or a 10K. The race will begin at Broadway Baptist Church on McCurdy Avenue South at 8am.

The deadline for online registration will be Thursday, June 14 at 10pm. Early packet pick-up for ALL runners/walkers will be Friday, June 15 from 4pm to 8pm at Broadway Baptist Church. Runners/walkers can still register in person on the day of the race from 6am to 7:15am. Race packets may also be picked up at that time.

Freedom Run Race Director Jerry Clifton said, “This race will have the fastest group of runners ever to participate in our Freedom Run. We will have an Olympic runner along with runners from Kenya and the Congo.

The overall 5K prize money will be $600. Second place will receive $400 and third place will bring home $300. Fourth and Fifth places will garner $200 and $100, respectively. The overall 10K grand prize will be $1,000. Second place will receive $800 and third place will be awarded $600. Fourth and fifth place finishers will end up with $400 and $200, respectively. The run also boasts some of the best door prizes around.

“We appreciate the over 100 volunteers and all the business and individuals who have donated to our run. Most have contacted us and wanted to give. They have a cheerful and giving heart,” said Clifton. “In the past ten years, we have raised nearly a quarter of a million dollars for local and neighboring charities. These charities are dear to us.”

We look forward to seeing you at the FINISH LINE!

Southern Torch

Southern Torch

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