Heartland Half Marathon

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Published on September 7 2012 4:41 pm
Last Updated on September 7 2012 4:41 pm
Written by Millie Lange

The Broken Arrow Road Runners is an Effingham-based running club with about 60 members from Effingham and surrounding areas. The club holds onto the passion of hosting a large running event in Effingham to promote the community. This event, the Heartland Half Marathon and 5K will take place Sunday, September 9 at 7:30 a.m.

"It's not unusual to travel 30, 60, 100 or more miles to run big races in other communities," commented Shelley Nuelle, BARR member. "EFfingham is a great community and has lots of people interested in running. We want to promote our area with a well-run event."

The proceeds will go toward Unit 40's Mentoring Program and Big Brothers Big Sisters. Heartland Dental Care is the primary sponsor of the race.

The entry fee is $25 for the 5K and $50 for the Half Marathon. Registration is open for the event and participants can register online by going to www.runeffingham.com.

Age groups include 5K: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59 and 60 & over. Half Marathon: 19 & under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59 and 60 & over. First, second and tihrd place trophies for 5K and Half Marathon, all age groups. Cash prizes go to overall top male and female finishers in both races, $100 for half marathon and $25 for 5K.