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Valentines race offers early sign-up discounts


December 13, 2016

Need an excuse to get in shape?

Do it with your sweetheart in preparation for the third annual “Sweetheart of a Run in a Sweetheart of a Town” on Valentine’s Day weekend, Feb. 11, in Sweet Home.

Sign up before Dec. 31 and get in on early bird prices.

The chip-timed 5k walk/run, 10k run and one-mile kids fun run will start at the Weddle Bridge in Sankey Park at 10 on Feb. 11.

Registered participants receive finisher medals, age-group division winners receive placement medals and overall winners are crowned with a tiara and crown.

Approximately $1,500 worth of raffle prizes will be donated from local Sweet Home-area merchants and a biscuits-and-gravy breakfast on the bridge will follow the event.

Proceeds will go toward scholarships and transportation costs for the Sweet Home Boys and Girls Club/Sweet Home Parks and Recreation Summer Youth Program. In 2016 12 scholarships were awarded to children who could not afford to participate in the program and covered transportation costs for 224 Sweet Home kids to go on 11 field trips that included Cascadia Caves, the Oregon Coast, OMSI, the Oregon Zoo and others.

Registration and more information are available on the website or contacting Katie Wilcox at (541) 367-8113 or


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