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Article published March 27, 2013
MARS SCHOOL NEWS
10K added to annual 'Band on the Run'
ADAMS TWP — Mars High School Marching Band Boosters is taking registration for its fifth annual “Mars Band on the Run” 5K Run/Walk, inaugural 10K Run & 1K Children's Fun Run to be held at 8:55 a.m. May 18 at the high school. Awards will be presented to the top male and female runners in various categories and age groups. All 5K participants ages 14 and younger will receive finisher ribbons. The race, which begins and ends at the school, is sanctioned by the USA Track & Field Association and will be timed by The Runner's High timing service. Results will be posted online at www.runhigh.com and www.marsband5K.com. A noncompetitive 1K Children's Fun Run will be offered for children ages 11 and younger and will take place immediately following the 10K and 5K events. A post-race “Out of This World” party will include refreshments, music, prizes and an awards ceremony. Cost to register is $20 per 10K/5K runner through April 30 then $23 per runner through May 13 for mail-in registration or May 15 for online registration. Race day registration is $25. Children's Fun Run registration is $8 through May 13 for mail-in registration or May 15 for online registration. Race day registration is $10. Children registered before April 30 will receive a race T-shirt. Proceeds benefit the Mars marching band, which will provide entertainment along the 3.1-mile race route. Registration forms and information are available in each Mars school building as well as online at www.marsband5K.com.