Register for 5K Run/Walk

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer

It’s almost time to put your running shoes on for the JuneFest 5K Run/ Walk on June 9 in downtown Ackerman. The 2nd Annual JuneFest 5K Run/Walk will be held in downtown Ackerman during the 5th Annual JuneFest. The race will begin 7:15 a.m. with winners announced at 10 a.m. at the stage pavilion. Registration is $25 which includes a 5K t-shirt. Only participants that pre-register will get a t-shirt. Deadline pre-register is May 23.Registration day of the race begins at 6:30 a.m. at the pavilion at the walking track. The course will weave through downtown Ackerman includes turns and hills. Look for the hydration stations along the route. Post-race snacks and beverages will also be furnished. Awards will be given to the top two finishers of each age group. Age categories include: 15 and under, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and over. First place cash award to overall male and female winners. Winners will be announced at 10 a.m. at the pavilion in downtown Ackerman. Proceeds from the JuneFest 5K go to the Choctaw County 4-H and the Choctaw County Animal Shelter. For more information about the 5K call Traci Mongeon at 285-6337 or email her at tracim@ext.msstate.edu.