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Pinnacle 5K to run for regional United Way agencies; Miracle Treat Day to benefit children's hospital

Sue Guinn Legg • Aug 2, 2018 at 10:41 AM

The Pinnacle Shopping Center in Bristol is inviting area runners of all ages to lace up their sneakers for the United Way and the regional nonprofit human service agencies it supports.

The Pinnacle 5K will get underway at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, with a half-mile Kids Fun Run, followed by the adult Pinnacle 5K starting 8:30 a.m.

The start/finish line will be located in front of Johnny Brusco’s and the certified, 5K course will cover the entire Pinnacle Shopping Center property.

This course is described as “mildly rolling” with “a very fast layout.” Event T-shirts will be provided to all runners. And a post-race brunch provided by Johnny Brusco’s and Steak ‘n’ Shake will be available for all contestants and event volunteers.

Discounted pre-registration ends today. The early registration fees are $25 for the 5K and $10 for the kids run. Friday and race day registration fees are $30 for the 5K and $15 for the Kid’s Run. All proceeds will go the United Way.

Late registration and race packet pickup will be conducted from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, at Uncle Buck’s Restaurant in The Bass Pro Shop. Race packets may also be picked up near the start/finish line from 6:30-8 a.m. on the day of the race.

To register early or for course maps and more information about the event, visit werunevents.com. Registration forms may also be obtained by contacting the United Way office in Bristol at 423-968-4912.

Today is Miracle Treat Day and a very sweet reason to stop in for something cool and creamy at your local Dairy Queen.

On one special day each year, every Blizzard sold at local Dairy Queens generates a donation of $1 or more to improve care for children receiving hospital treatment. And for the first time this year those dollars are going to Niswonger Children’s Hospital, the new regional affiliate of Children’s Miracle Network.

Last year’s Miracle Treat Day raised more than $15,000 in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. Nationwide, Dairy Queen has raised more than $130 million for Children’s Miracle Network hospitals since 1984.

In addition to stopping in for a Blizzard, those who wish to help add to those totals are encouraged to invite friends on social media to join them at their favorite DQ using the hashtag #MiracleTreatDay.

If there is a need or a project in your neighborhood the Good Neighbor column can assist with, contact Sue Guinn Legg at 423-722-0538, P.O. Box 1717, Johnson City, TN 37605, or slegg@johnsoncitypress.com

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