Friday, June 5, 2009

Union County 5K this weekend

I've already blogged about several races up north set for this weekend, including the King Tiger 5K at University City. Thanks to reader Emily, I can now point runners who live southeast of Charlotte to a little Saturday race of their own.

The Torch Run, a 5K, is set to go off in downtown Monroe at 8:15 a.m., preceded by a Fun Run at 8. The race beneficiary is the Special Olympics of North Carolina.

There is no online registration, but forms are available at the Monroe Police Department (218 E. Franklin St.) or online -- click here and find the Torch Run link under "Community Involvement." You can also register on race day beginning at 7:30 a.m.

Entry fee is $20, and includes a T-shirt or hat (spend $10 extra and get both). The Fun Run is open to all ages and is free of charge. Awards will be given to the overall male and female winners.