Funds from 5K to help with health initiatives

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Roane County Schools Coordinated School Health Program will have its second annual 5K race/walk  on Nov. 6 at Fort Southwest Point, Kingston.

Proceeds from the race will supplement students’ health and wellness initiatives.

The race, sanctioned by the been sanctioned by USA Track & Field, is one of the final legs of the Run and See Tennessee Grand Prix series. Medals for each division and plaques for the male and female overall and master’s champions will be given. First-place honors will be awarded to the top male and female in the walking division.  

Age divisions with male and female categories include 0-11, 12-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60 and older.  

Those who enter by Oct. 22 will receive a race T-shirt and goody bag. Entry fee before that date is $15 for adults, $10 for students. Adult entry fee will be $20 after Oct. 22.

The walking division begins at 8:30 a.m. along the lakeside walking path.

The runner division will begin at 9 a.m. and travel along South Kentucky Street to the Gravel Pit and back.

Registration tables open at 7:30 the day of the race; forms are available from Patti Wells at Midtown Education Center at 882-3700, Ext. 1910 pawells@roaneschools.com and online at www.roaneschools.com.