Originally created 09/17/99

Overtime: Running events in coming weeks



RUNNING:

Two big running events in downtown Augusta are scheduled the next two weekends.

The Broad Street Ramble will be held on Saturday beginning at the corner of Broad and 13th streets.

The feature race, scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m., is a 10-kilometer race with a route past King Mill, around Lake Olmstead and back to 13th Street. Other races include a 1/2 -mile kids run, 1-mile fun run, 2-mile walk and 100-yard tot trot. Late entry fee is $18 for the 10K, $12 for the walk and fun run and $10 for the kids run and tot trot.

The Augusta Striders are the host for the event. For more information, contact the Easter Seals at (706) 667-9695.

Also, the 10th annual River Run will be held on Saturday, Sept. 25, beginning at the intersection of Reynolds and 9th streets. The feature race is a 7-kilometer run that goes down Reynolds, across the 13th Street bridge, through the River Club Golf Course and back across the 5th Street bridge with a finish on Riverwalk.

There will be divisions within the 7K along with a 1-mile fun run, a 2.75-mile walk, a 1-mile pet parade and a 100-yard tot trot. Entry fee, through Saturday, is $13 for the 7K and 2.75 walk, $10 for the pet parade and fun run and $8 for the tot trot.

For more information, call Health Central at (706) 724-4408.