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Chartwells Run Benefits Foundation

LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – Participants are still being solicited for the ninth annual 5-kilometer Chartwells Fun Run and Walk that is a primary fund-raiser for the Pottsgrove School District Educational Foundation.

Limber up.

Limber up.

The event will begin May 9 (2009; Saturday), 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 will be accepted on the morning of the race, at a cost of $20. For more information, call at Derenzo at 610-326-6376.

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.

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