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June 11, 2014

Run by the River this Saturday

RUSSELL — The 37th annual Run by the River is set for Saturday at 8:30 a.m. in downtown Russell.

The event features both 5K and 10K competitive road races as well as special competitions for groups, wheelchairs, fathers/sons, mothers/daughters and parents pushing strollers.

Participants can be any age. Nearly 100 runners ranging from ages 10 to 81 have pre-registered for the races.  Day-of registration will open at 7 a.m. in the parking lot next to LifeSong Church, which is the old Russell Central School building. Entry fee is $20 for those 14 and under and $25 for all others.

“Runners consider our race to be one of the best running events in the tri-state,” said race director Tim Gearhart. “We have a beautiful course along the Ohio River that is flat and fast and runners get a top quality tech shirt in their goody bag.”

The race course starts by the fire station and ends at LifeSong’s parking lot, and and travels along Riverside Drive underneath the Ironton-Russell Bridge, then along the River Road through Worthington and back. A turnaround point is on the River Road for 5K runners.

The Kiwanis Club of Greenup County sponsors the event.

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