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BunnyHop 5K set for April 20

Contributed • Mar 23, 2019 at 5:32 PM

The BunnyHop 5K will be held on Saturday, April 20, at Founders Park beginning at 8:30 a.m. and is sponsored by Northeast State Community College, Ellis and Mefford Dental Associates, Olsen Martial Arts, Fleet Feet, Wild Wing Café and Underground Fitness.

The event is powered by the Blue Plum Organization and will be followed at 10:30 a.m. by a Community Easter Egg Hunt, also at Founders Park, sponsored by Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church, at 10:30 a.m.

The 5K event includes the run, a kids’ dash immediately following the race, and wellness activities. Underground Fitness will lead warm-up activities prior to the race beginning at 8 a.m.

Pre-registration and online registration ends April 18, but participants can register to participate on the day of the event. The entry fee for the 5K is $20 per person in advance and $25 on the day of the race.

Kids 12 and under can participate in all events at no cost, and the first 50 kids at the race will receive bunny ears. Participants who are 13 years and older and pre-register will receive a T-shirt.

Awards will be given for the top overall winners (male and female), top masters (over 40) male and female, and top three male and female in the following age brackets: 10 and under; 11-14; 15-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; and 70 and over.

The Easter egg hunt is free and open to the community and will also occur at Founders Park beginning at the amphitheatre. Children 12 and under are invited to bring their baskets to use to collect eggs. The egg hunt will be divided into age groups.

Online registration can be completed at https://www.athlinks.com/event/bunny-hop-5k-kids-dash-196147. A course map is also available at this link. Public parking is available in the Pavilion lot and at Munsey Church.

Packets can be picked up at Fleet Feet, 302 Buffalo St., on Friday, April 19, from 4-6 p.m. Founders Park is located at 226 Commerce St. For more information, contact blueplumdirector@gmail.com.

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