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Medical Society hosts annual 5k Run next month

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The Medical Society of Delaware will host its third annual 5k Run/Walk and Health Fair featuring the Make-Your-Own Oatmeal Bowl on Sept. 13 at the Wilmington Riverfront.

The race is scheduled at Dravo Plaza at 9 a.m. It will benefit the society’s Delaware Medical Education Foundation, the charitable organization that supports the medical society’s Campaign for Kids: It’s Obvious. In past years, the race has drawn more than 375 participants.

The campaign focuses on seven critical issues that affect young Delawareans and their families: obesity, bullying, violence, intelligent decision-making, opioid use, underage drinking and suicide prevention.

The 5k event includes a family-friendly health fair with local vendors offering  information addressing the seven issues. Each participants will receive a performance t-shirt, a 5k goodie bag and post-race refreshments, including the make-your-own oatmeal bowl.

Online registration is available  Event registration is $20 per person until September 10, then $25 per person. For more more information, contact Barb at Races2Run at barb@races2run.com or(302) 521-0134.

Participants are encouraged to arrive at 8 a.m. on race day.The course is USATF certified fast and flat. NOVA Timing Systems will utilize chip time using MyLaps bib tags. The event will take place rain or shine.

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