Runners, walkers invited to second Hillsboro Folk Run

Area walking and running enthusiasts are invited to register for the second Hillsboro Folk Run & Walk planned for Saturday, May 27.

A two-mile and 10-kilometer course, both certified by the U.S. Association for Track & Field, are offered. Check-in begins at 6:30 a.m. and closes at 7:15 a.m. at the Adobe House Visitors Center in Memorial Park.

Participants will be bused to their respective starting lines along Indigo Road south of Hillsboro. A simultaneous start for both races is schedule for 8 a.m.

Prizes will be awarded to the top overall male and female winners in each race, as well as awards for the top three finishers in each of the following age divisions: 10 and under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60 and above.

Participants are also eligible for a drawing for two mountain bikes.

The cost if registered by May 22 is $14. Participants can register from May 23 to the day of the race for $16. The registration includes a T-shirt?guaranteed if registered by May 22?and a button for free admission to the Hillsboro Folk Festival later that day.

The event is being organized by the Hillsboro Recreation Commission. Sponsors are Hillsboro State Bank, Emprise Bank and Great Plains Federal Credit Union.

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