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UMM Students Plan 2nd Annual Machias Valley Run for April 28

Added on: March 22, 2013

Machias Valley RunEvent to Include Half Marathon, 5k, and One-Mile Fun Run

MACHIAS, Maine – Students in the Environmental Recreation and Tourism Management program at the University of Maine at Machias have been busy planning the second annual Machias Valley Run, which includes several road races for adults and youth. The event, to be held Sunday, April 28, will feature a half marathon, 5k, and one-mile fun run.

The half marathon will start at 9:30 a.m. and the 5k and one miler will begin at 10 a.m. All races start at Roque Bluffs State Park.

Registration for the races will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the park. Registration fees are $15 for the half marathon, $10 for the 5k, and $2 for the one-mile race.

In addition to the top finishers, prizes will be awarded to the school whose participants accumulate the most mileage in the half marathon and 5k races, and the business that enters the most participants in the 5k and half marathon races.

Running groups are being organized to help participants train for the races. For more information on running groups or to pre-register, contact Andrea Ednie at 255-1303 or aednie@maine.edu.

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