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Chillicothe News - Chillicothe, MO
  • Health Center Labor Day 2K walk, 5K run planned

  • Proceeds to Benefit North Missouri Center for Youth and Families
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  • Livingston County Health Center will have its second annual Walk Chillicothe Labor Day 2K Fun Walk and 5K Competitive Race on Saturday, Aug. 31st at Simpson Park.
    The race begins at 7:30 a.m. in Simpson Park, with registration open at 7 a.m. There will be a charge to register this year, as grant funding from the Heartland Foundation has ended. The cost to register will be $15 before Aug. 16, and $30 after that date. Those who pre-register before Aug. 16 are guaranteed a free T-shirt. Participants can register up to the day of the race, but the health center cannot guarantee a shirt, but will try to accommodate.
    Participants can pre-register by picking up a form at the health center, located at 800 Adam Drive or printing their own from the health center's website at livcohealthcenter.com. Payment must accompany the registration form.
    Walk Chillicothe and the sponsors of the race would like to encourage kids, adults, families, well behaved dogs on a leash and handicapped residents to join in the Labor Day Race. Just-for-fun prizes will be awarded in the Fun Walk, and for those who wish to compete in the 5K Run, medals will be awarded in various classes.
    Proceeds from this year's race will be donated to the North Missouri Center for Youth and Families, a PowerUP! afterschool program for youth in Chillicothe.
    "The health center has continued the efforts of the Walk Chillicothe project in order to plant the seed that walking is possible for everyone and to offer an easy solution for sedentary people to take the first step to active living," said Health Center Spokeswoman Ann Burchett.
    Labor Day also marks the start of the Fall Walking Challenge. Registration for the Fall Challenge will begin Aug. 12, with signups welcomed up to the day of the race.
    For more information about the Labor Day Race, or to print out a registration form, visit livcohealthcenter.com or the center's Facebook page at LivingstonCounty HealthCenter. Call 646-5506 with any questions.
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