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China Grove race is Friday

The China Grove 5K Main Street Challenge, Rowan Countyís premier road race, is set for Friday night.
This is the 14th year for the event, and will include separate races for every member of the family.
Dickís Sporting Goods sponsors a 1-mile sprint for all ages at 8 p.m. This race is just for fun, with no age-group awards, but the overall male and female winners get $50 each.
Next up is the Krispy Kreme Tot Trot. It is a free run totaling 200 yards for children 5 and under, starting at 8:15 p.m. All participants get a race bib and a finisherís medal.
Just before the 5K is the Pizza Hut Kidsí Fun Run. The course is a half-mile, down and back, on Main Street. Start time is 8:30 p.m.
Awards go only to children 13 and under. Medals go to all participants.
The main event for the night is the 5K, which kicks off at 9 p.m. Awards will be given in 14 age groups, both male and female.
Championship awards will be given to the overall male and female top three, top two masters (40 and over), and top two grand masters (50 and over).
A special award will be given to the top Athena, a woman over 160 pounds. Another special award will be given to a Clydesdale, the first man over 200 pounds.
Cash awards also go to the top three male and female finishers, as well as for a new course record.
Race headquarters on Friday night will be at St. Markís Lutheran Church.
Other sponsors for the event are The Town of China Grove, the South Rowan YMCA Service Club, Rowan County YMCA, JRís Floor Care, Rowan Regional Medical Center, China Grove Animal Hospital, IC Heating and Air, Duke Energy, Waste Management, the China Grove Historical Society and the Salisbury Rowan Runners.
Dri-fit shirts go to the first 600 registrants. For more information, go to www.salisburyrowanrunners.org or call 704-857-7011.

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