May 15 deadline for YMCA Rhubarb Run T-shirts

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

June 5 at 8 a.m. is the YMCA Rhubarb Run – Walk, with a guarantee of a run T-shirt to all who register by May 15. A pre-race run is scheduled for May 29 at 8 a.m. The route is a scenic route in the southwest section of Aledo, starting at the Mercer County Family YMCA, 401 SW 2nd Ave., Aledo.

Besides the 5k run-walk, there is a one-mile fun run-walk, and a Little Sprouts run for children ages three, four and five. The fun run divisions are boys and girls six and younger; ages seven to nine and ages 10 – 13.

Pre-registration costs for the various runs are $14 for 1-mile fun run and for the 5k; $12 for the Little Sprouts Run and a special family rate of $46 (pre-registration only). Entry fees after May 15 are $20 apiece, with no T-shirt guarantee.

New prizes

There are new “rhubarb related prizes” for this year’s overall 5k winner and first place winners in all divisions. The overall winner will receive a full-size delicious rhubarb pie. First place winners in all remaining divisions will receive a mini-size rhubarb pie.

In addition, trophies will be given to the first overall male, first overall female in both the 1-mile fun run and the 5k run. All first and second place division winners (both male and female) of the fun run and 5k run will be awarded medals. All fun run participants will receive participation ribbons. The top two 5k walkers (must walk entire course) will receive awards as well. The overall winners will not receive awards for age division wins.

Age division medals for male and female divisions are: 14 and younger; 15-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49, 50-59 and 60 and older.

For more information contact the YMCA at (309) 582-5101.