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Decatur Way 5k run to benefit high school’s athletic boosters

(Sept. 6, 2013) The Stephen Decatur High School Athletic Boosters will host the Decatur Way 5k on Saturday at Stephen Decatur High School in Berlin.

Entry costs $25 to participate in the race that will raise funds for the boosters, President of OC Tri-Running Sports Chris Klebe said. His business will help time and manage the event.

The goal is to “get the kids more involved in a healthy environment” in the 5k pitting freshman, sophomores, juniors and seniors against each other, Klebe said. There is also a parents and supporters division and a teachers division. Trophies will be awarded for first through fourth place.

About 65 people, mostly Stephen Decatur students and parents, pre-registered for the 5k, Klebe said, and he expects at least 100 to participate.

The race covers part of the route the high school’s cross country team runs, traveling from the school’s track across campus and back to a finish line on the track.

The race was the brainchild of Booster President Kim Holloway, a “big runner,” Klebe said. She began planning the 5k last spring and hopes to make it an annual event, he said.

The Decatur Way 5k starts at 9 a.m. at Stephen Decatur High School. Final registration and race packet pickup will take place at the school from 7:54-8:45 a.m. Day-of registration cost is $25 and checks are the best way to pay, Klebe said.

Look for the registration table outside if the weather is nice, or for flags indicating the way to registration in case of inclement weather.

Stephen Decatur High School is located at 9913 Seahawk Road in Berlin. For more information, visit www.octrirunning.com.

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