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Start Planning For 9th Fun Run

Limber up.

Limber up.

Although it’s more than eight months away, participants are already being solicited for the ninth annual 5-kilometer Fun Run and Walk that is a primary fund-raiser for the Pottsgrove School District Educational Foundation.

The event will begin May 9, 2009, at 9 a.m. from the Pottsgrove High School stadium on Kauffman Road, preceded by registration between 8 and 8:45 a.m. Proceeds from the Fun Run benefit the foundation and its Classroom Grants Program, which helps pay for classroom projects that otherwise could not be funded under the district’s regular budget.

The 5-K (3.1-mile) race is wheel-measured to ensure accuracy, according to Pottsgrove Athletic Director Gary Derenzo. It starts with 1-1/2 laps on the stadium’s all-weather track, and then will move onto neighboring streets with traffic controls for safety. Cash prizes will be awarded to overall male and female winners; medals will be presented to top finishers in each age category.

Adult registration for the run costs $15, and must be postmarked by April 24, 2009. Applications can be submitted online. Participants will receive a race T-shirt. Adult registration also will be accepted on the morning of the race, at a cost of $20, but T-shirt availability may be limited. For more information, call at Derenzo at 610-326-6376.

Registration for the children’s walk also is accepted online, and costs $5. The 1-to-2-lap walk, wholly within the stadium, is appropriate for children age 12 and under, and parents are welcome to accompany their kids. A gift will be presented to each child participating.

The foundation was created in 2000, and additionally administers a yearly scholarship given to a graduating Pottsgrove High School senior. For more information about the foundation, to become a member, or to make a donation, call 610-327-2277 or send an e-mail.

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