Literacy Run Half Marathon May 12

The Fourth Annual Literacy Run Half Marathon will be held on Saturday morning, May 12, as a fund-raiser for The Literacy Council. New this year, the race will start and finish at Vasa Park, 6616 42nd St., Rockford. The 13.1-mile course will be a challenging mix of roads, paved recreation paths and wooded hiking trails.

Asics technical t-shirts are guaranteed to the first 300 entrants. Cash awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers and medals will be awarded to the top three finishers, in each age group. All finishers will receive a theme award.

Entry fees are $35/ $45 after May 4 and $55 race day. Registration forms may be picked up at the following locations: Runners Image, The Literacy Council, WTVO and WZOK. For more information, call (815) 963-7323 or to register online, visit our web site at

from the April 18-24, 2007, issue

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