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Thursday, 16 March 2017 14:50

Race raises money for Beloit Meals on Wheels

Written by  CSI Media news staff
To compete as a team in the Mushing for Meals run, participants must have three runners physically attached single file throughout the race. To compete as a team in the Mushing for Meals run, participants must have three runners physically attached single file throughout the race. Beloit Meals on Wheels

BELOIT -- It’s time for the Beloit Meals on Wheels Mushing for Meals run/walk. Participants in this fundraiser may run individually or form mushing teams of three runners. This is a great way to get the running season started.

The event begins at 9 a.m. March 25, 2017 at Horace White Park, Bushnell and College streets, Beloit.

The cost before March 24, 2017 is $5 for under age 18, $20 for adults and $60 for mushing teams of three. Day of race fees are $5, $25 and $75, respectively.

For more information, call 608-362-3683 or visit BeloitMealsOnWheels,org

Mushing for Meals is a 10K run and 5K run/walk, presented by Kerry and Regal, to benefit Beloit Meals On Wheels.

This scenic course begins at Horace White Park, picks up the Steve Gregg Memorial Path on the Rock River, moves past Beloit College and around the lagoon at Riverside Park and back.

The 10K continues north past the lagoon, over the Ken Hendricks Memorial Bridge, then behind Beloit Memorial High School.  It is a flat and fast course.

Mushing teams

Participants in the 5K can compete as a mushing teams.  Teams must have three participants physically attached  single file throughout the race.

Participants may be creative as to what materials they use to physically attach themselves to one another -- the crazier the better because teams compete for best costumes with a $150 top prize. .

5K and 10K runs

First-, second- and third-place male and female finishers by age group will be recognized. Age groups are 14 and younger, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, and 75 and older.

Top male and female overall finishers in the 5K and 10K each receive $100.

Mini Mush kids fun run 

The Mini Mush is for kids 10 and under and takes place in Horace White Park. There will be mystery mascots on the course to cheer the kids on while they run.

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