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2nd Annual 5K Run/Walk for Special Olympics to be Held During Mt. Vernon Fall Fest

The 2nd Annual 5K Fun Run/Walk for Special Olympics will be held during this year’s Fall Fest on Saturday, September 30th, 2017. The schedule includes a 5K run at 8:00 a.m., 5K walk at 8:01 a.m. and a Kid’s Fun Run beginning at 9:15 a.m. Participants can register online at Last year’s race gathered over 75 participants. The fee is $25 if you pre-register online or postmark your registration form by September 16th. After the 16th, the fee is $30. The Kid’s Fun Run registration fee is $12. Checks can be made payable to Mt. Vernon Fall Fest 5K Fun Run/Walk, PO Box 1104, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864. All proceeds from this event will benefit the Jefferson County Special Olympics and is sponsored by Featherstun for State’s Attorney. Registration packets can be picked up from 5:30- 8:00 p.m. Friday, September 29th or from 7:00- 7:45 a.m. Saturday, September 30th at Fall Fest.

            The race starts and finishes on Jordan street between 8th and 9th street. Awards will be given to the top two runners, male and female, in each of the following age groups: 9 & under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, and 65 & over. The top overall male and female finishers will receive a $50 prize. The top two male and female walkers will also receive a prize and each Kid’s Fun Run finisher will receive an award. For more information contact State’s Attorney, Sean Featherstun, at (618) 244-8025.