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Run for a Reason! Join us for the Strong Communities 5K, the 4th race in the Carolinas HealthCare System Start it Stanly Race Series. The course will wrap through downtown, the greenway, and end at the YMCA Park.
A one mile fun run/walk will be included for the 3rd year. This event is a down and back course and is great for kids of all ages.
This year, with a $6 donation, participants can sponsor a backpack to help the Y reduce childhood hunger. All $ raised through this campaig will support the Y's Backpack Program which provides 40 backpacks a weekend to food deprived Pre-K students across Stanly County. In addition to donations collected, 100% of registration fees go to the Stanly County Family YMCA's Strong Communities Fund to support the six signature programs of the Y.
Race shirts guaranteed for registrants signed up by Sunday, August 13. Participants who register after that date are NOT guaranteed a t-shirt. Please register before Friday, August 11 to guarantee your shirt and size!
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See our video on the 2014 Strong Communities 8K
Strong Communities 8K is the 4th race in the Start it Stanly Race Series. Check to see your current standings!