Loop the Lake 5K run/walk slated for Sept. 10, 2011

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Lace up your running shoes and get set to run or walk around historic Lake DeFuniak during the Loop the Lake 5K Run/Walk and 1 mile Fun Run on Sept. 10 from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. The event, which is a fundraiser for the 2011 American Heart Association Heart Walk, will be scored by Little Red Hand Production Race Management and Timing.

This year marks the fifth year of the race. More than 300 runners and walkers participate in Loop the Lake each year and help raise more than $8,000 for the American Heart Association.

Information about the run, as well as the race course and registration form can be found at Click on the link at the bottom of the page. Early registration costs $20 and ends Sept. 3. Registration from Sept. 4 until 7 a.m. on race day will be $25. The fun run for kids 10 and under costs $10. In addition, a group discount is available.

The race begins at 8 a.m. at the Amphitheater on Circle Drive in DeFuniak Springs and ends near the Amphitheater. Trophies will be awarded in the following categories: Runners – overall male/female, Top Master male/female, Grand Master male/female, top in each age group male/female. Wheelchairs, overall winner. Walkers – overall male/female, top male/female in each age group.

The 1 mile Kids’ Fun Run begins at approximately 8:30 a.m. Trophies will be awarded to the overall 1st boy and girl and top boy and girl in each age category.

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