36th Annual Magnolia 5k Road Race
Online registration is underway for the 36th Annual Magnolia 5K Road Race. The popular race, whose course includes scenic vistas along Magnolia’s coastline, will take place on Thursday, August 30th at 6:00 PM and is expected to draw some of the finest runners on the North Shore and beyond. "This race has a great tradition and is a great way to kick off the Labor Day weekend for runners and spectators alike", states Doug Reny, one of the race’s organizers.
The race is professionally timed by Yankee Timing with splits on every mile and several water stops. The pre-race entry fee is $25 with registration and race results available on coolrunning.com.
$100 prizes are awarded to the top male and female runners and other prizes for winners of age brackets. The first 100 Runners to register get a free T-shirt and there are fun post-race raffles for gift certificates and prizes.
"We are very pleased to again be associated with longtime sponsor Cape Ann Savings Bank as well as our new relationship with the Manchester Athletic Club", reports Reny.
Prior to the 5K race is a 1K fun run that has proven to be very popular with first time racers of all ages. Associated with both races is a raffle for EMC Club Tickets for a September Red Sox game donated by Giant Glass. More information, course maps, registration to the 5K and 1K races and on-line purchase of raffle tickets are all available at www.magnolialibrary.org Registration is also available on race day at the corner of Norman and Lexington Avenues in Magnolia. 100% of the proceeds go to the Magnolia Library and Community Center.