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Eighth annual Fun Run/Walk scheduled for September 18

Sunday, Sept. 18

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Steering Committee of the Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce presents the eighth annual North Liberty Fun Run/Walk, to be held Sunday, Sept. 18. Sponsored by MidWestOne Bank, the event features a 5K route and children’s race. The race starts at 650 W. Cherry St., near the gazebo at Liberty Centre. Registration begins at 8:15 a.m., with the children’s race beginning at 9 a.m. followed by the 5K at 9:15 a.m.
New for the 2011 Run is the competition for the Fast Feet Firefighting Trophy, as well as the Most Fun Costume contest. The North Liberty Fire Department has issued a friendly challenge to surrounding fire departments to participate in the Fun Run in full firefighting gear. Firefighters who do so race free.
All participants are encouraged to get creative with their race day gear for a chance to win a prize for the Most Fun Costume. The fire department will also bring a bounce house.
Each year, the Iowa City Area Chamber’s North Liberty Steering Committee donates back to the North Liberty community through a worthy organization. This year the committee will support the North Liberty Fire Department. As in past years, the committee will also award $100 to the North Liberty school that recruits the most participants.
Pre-registration ends Sept. 9, and includes a free event T-shirt. After Sept. 9, participants should register the day of the event. Since a Fun Run T-shirt will not be available for day of registration, pre-registration is encouraged. To download the registration form, visit www.iowacityarea.com. Forms are also available at the North Liberty Community Center and all North Liberty banks.
Prizes will be awarded for the fastest male and female runners. Pre-registration is $10 per person by Sept. 9 and $15 day of registration. Children under 12 race free, but if the runner would like a T-shirt, it must be purchased for $5. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
The Fun Run committee thanks its gold sponsors: North Liberty, Collins Community Credit Union, MercyCare North Liberty, Mercy Iowa City, State Farm Insurance/Adam Schechinger Agency and the University of Iowa Community Credit Union.
Contact Maggie at the Chamber at 319-337-9637 for more information.