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Picayune — Piney Woods 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Fun Run chair Carol Fitzwilliams announced the opening of registration for the run which will be held on Saturday, October 19, at the Senior Center of South Pearl River County, located at 45 El Patch Parkway.
The course which is a paved, winding, tree lined road will begin on El Patch Parkway, turn left onto Ridge/Frontage Road, turn left onto Runway Drive where the route will make a U-turn and reverse.
Age categories start with a “12 and under” group and continue to “70 and over.”
Applicants should arrive at 7 a.m. on race day for registration/packet pick-up. At 8 a.m. the 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk begins with the 5K Run/Walk beginning at 8:30 a.m.
Pre-registration for 5K Run/Walk is $20 with $25 registration on race day. Participants for One Mile Fun Run age 12 and under can register for $5 without getting t-shirt. 2013 race shirts can be purchased for $10.
First place male and female entrants in the 5K will receive $100 each. Second place male and female entrants will receive $50. 5K medallions will be awarded to first two overall winner in male and female category as well as first place male and female in each age category.
There will also be a team award. Three members are allowed per team; prizes will be given to each winner. The lowest total team score determines first and second place. This year, there is a change to the annual run that will allow team members to also be eligible for individual awards.
1 Mile Fun Run medallions will be given to overall male and female. Each finisher will be given a ribbon.
The Senior Center of South Pearl River County is located at 45 El Patch Parkway in Picayune. For more information about either the center or the race, call 601-798-9892 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.