Newcastle 5K seeks participants

August 30, 2013

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Newcastle 5K participants bring along their dogs during the 2009 event.

Running enthusiasts can quench their thirst for a scenic jog, and support local students at the same time, with the 2013 Newcastle 5K Run/Walk for Education.

The 3.1-mile course snakes through a mix of trails and paved roads through Newcastle parks and byways.

The 5K, organized by Newcastle Dentistry, begins at 9 a.m. Sept. 8 at Newcastle’s Lake Boren Park, 13058 S.E. 84th Way. For those who want to participate with strollers, or leashed dogs, there will be a staggered start at 9:15 a.m.

Registration for the regular 5K costs $30 per person, or $25 through group-registration. High school students can enter for $20. Runners can participate in the new 1K Kids Dash for $15.

Register online at Participants can also register at a Newcastle Days booth Sept. 7, or on the day of the race, but they are not guaranteed a T-shirt.

The Sept. 8 event raises funds for college-bound high school seniors in Newcastle.

“We’re trying to build community with the race,” Newcastle Dentistry’s community liaison, Patricia Ramos said. “We want people to come out and volunteer. We want it to be a whole family event and we want to remind everyone that our goal is those kids going to college.”

The 2013 race is made possible by support from the YMCA, Imelda Dulcich PR, Michelle Woo — Windermere, HomeStreet Bank, Conner Homes and B&E Meats.

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