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Father’s Day 5K selected as 2016 USATF Championship

The Leavitt Father’s Day 5K will take place on Sunday, June 19 at 9 a.m., starting from the fields between the football field and track at Leavitt Area High School.

This annual woods and field trail race to benefit the Leavitt Area High School Cross Country Team has been selected as the 2016 USATF Maine Trail Championships race. While anyone may participate in the race as usual, only current USATF members will be eligible for USATF awards.

A number of parent-child teams run this race each year, and special prize drawings for parent-child teams are offered during the awards. There is also a Kids’ Fun Run for young beginners that involves the Leavitt Hornet and a visit from a firetruck.

There will be a $50 prize for the first male and female finisher; medals for the first and second place finishers in each age group; special raffle prizes for parent-child combinations; and a medal from the American Red Cross for the first veteran to cross the line. The age divisions are 10 and under, 11-14,15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70 and over.

The entrance fee for adults is $15 in advance or $20 on race day; the fee for those ages 10 and under is free if registered in advance or $5 on race day. The first 100 to register will receive free t-shirts. Registration is through Active.com. For the link to sign up, see www.leavittfathersday5k.com.

Leavitt Area High School is at 21 Matthews Way in Turner. For more information, contact Rebecca Webber at rskw@megalink.net or Melissa Pratt at prattconstruct@gmail.com.

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