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W.Va. 5K Championship participant list posted

Jun. 17, 2013 @ 11:30 PM

HUNTINGTON -- A list of more than 400 pre-registered runners and walkers for The Herald-Dispatch West Virginia 5K Championship was posted Monday afternoon on www.wv5k.com.

Registration continues for the Saturday morning race in downtown Huntington. Online sign-up and more information is available at www.wv5k.com. Registration is $25 in advance and Friday at a Race Expo. Race-day registration is $30.

The Race Expo where participants can pick up race packets is Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at St. Mary's Center for Education, Fifth Avenue and 29th Street. A free spaghetti dinner is offered for participants and is $5 for non-participants. The first 500 participants to pick up their race packets will receive a free 2013 West Virginia 5K Championship drinking glass.

Vendors will be at the expo to provide health-oriented resources.

Proceeds from the race go to United Way of the River Cities. The 2012 race had 805 people finish and raised $19,000.

West Virginia 5K Championship

Saturday, Downtown Huntington

Start/finish on Veteran's Memorial Boulevard

6:30 to 7:30 a.m., Packet pickup.

7:55 a.m., Wheelchair start.

8 a.m., Race start.

9 a.m., Race course closed.

9:45 a.m., Awards ceremony.