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Lancaster Red Rose Run still seeks volunteers

The Lancaster Red Rose Run is tomorrow, Saturday, 7 June, and volunteers are still needed. It takes many volunteers to organize a run this size and to keep things flowing on schedule. Volunteers will distribute race day packets, handle race day registrations, and help wherever needed.

The 38th Annual Lancaster Red Rose Run will take runners, and walkers alike, through Binn’s Park and the City down through the County Park and back. This year publicity for the five mile run will be handled through the Mayor’s Office of Special Events (MOOSE). Over 740 runners participated last year.

The five mile run begins at 8 a.m. There will also be a wheelchair race at 7:55 a.m. and a kids run at 9:30 a.m. The kids run is a fun run designed for youth age 10 and under and is about a mile and a half. You may also register as a team with a minimum of three people. Nearly 50 awards – medals and monetary – will be awarded for the top finishers.

Last year 24 year old Mike Spooner, of the Keystone Track Club, finished first with and impressive time of 26:31. A local McCaskey student though is the one to watch this year. Last year, then 16 year old Duncan Hopkins finished sixth with a time of 28:43. Hopkins is the 2014 Lancaster-Lebanon League’s 3200m champion. Meg Ecker, 23 years of age, was the first female to finish. She clocked in at 30:39 to claim 24th place.

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