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Published: Saturday, July 27, 2013 1:15 a.m. CDT
Trent Bush, Morrison Schools Foundation president, and his sister-in-law, Kelli Thompson, an alumna from the Morrison High School Class of 1993, trains for Strides for Students. The Aug. 10 5K fundraiser will benefit the foundation. Photo submitted by Jan Scott.

MORRISON – Strides for Students, a 5K run/walk for all ages, will be Aug. 10.

This fundraiser for the Morrison Schools Foundation will start at 8 a.m. at Morrison- Rockwood State Park, 18750 Lake Road, near the Cedar Ridge Pavilion.

The Morrison High School Class of 1993 planned the race for its 20-year reunion. Racers will loop through the park’s three campgrounds.

The course is fairly flat and fast, and contains no turnarounds. About half of it is shaded. 

Race-day registration and packet pick-up will be at the pavilion beginning at 7 a.m. To be guaranteed a T-shirt, runners and walkers should register at www.stridesforstudents.org in advance. The cost is $15 before Aug. 3 and $20 thereafter. 

Awards will be given to the top three finishers in each age group and to the top male and female Morrison High School alumni.

Awards with a Class of 1993 theme also will be given to the first male and female who finish closest to 19:93; who were born in 1993; who are in the Class of 1993; the 93rd registrant; the 93rd finisher; the person who drove the closest to 93 miles to get to the race; the person closest to age 93; and the first finisher who has both a 9 and a 3 in their time.

All racers will have access to a water station on the course, post-race refreshments, and free pulse/blood-pressure checks. 

For more information, go to www.stridesforstudents.org or call 815-718-3421.

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