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Three local races scheduled for next weekend

By David Freeze

For the Salisbury Post

Centenary United Methodist Church will host the Will Run for Food 5K on Saturday, Feb. 28, at 10 a.m. All proceeds will benefit Servants with a Heart and Centenary Youth Missions. Awards for the 5K will be presented to the top three overall, top three masters and in 14 age groups for both men and women. A half-mile fun run for kids, 12 and under, will follow the 5K. A quality Dri-fit shirt will go to all preregistered runners. For more information, call 704-433-3755.

The Inaugural Fur Fun 5K Run/Walk for the PAWS will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 28 at the Civic Center in Salisbury. Bring Fido to run along to support Salisbury’s first dog park. Preregistered participants are guaranteed a race bag and a treat. All proceeds collected will go directly towards the construction of the dog park. For more information, call Vivian Koontz at 704-638-5291.

On Sunday, March 1, The UMW 5K Run/Walk for Missions will be held at 2 p.m. at City Park in Salisbury. The race, organized by the United Methodist Women of First Methodist Church, will benefit their mission work. The 5K will be followed by a half-mile fun run for kids 12 and under, 2:50 p.m. Awards will be presented in 15 age groups. All participants get a quality Dri-fit T-shirt. A unique opportunity for spectators is that the participants will make three laps around City Lake and can be seen multiple times while running. For more information, contact Laura Shaffer at shafferl19@yahoo.com.

All of these races have more information and printable race brochures available at www.salisburyrowanrunners.org . All are listed at www.sportoften.com for online registration.

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