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Fifth Annual Mad Cow 5K Race to benefit Madison County

Event Details

When: Race starts at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3.

Where: The Nelson Town Office, one quarter mile north of Route 20 on Nelson Road.

Registration: Pre-registration must be received by July 22 ($15 under 17 years, $20 adult). Entry forms and waivers available at inyourpace.com and online registration available at GetEntered.com. Race day registration ($25 everyone) from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.

— In Your Pace Running Club invites everyone to the Fifth Annual Mad Cow 5K Race, a Route 20 Road Challenge Event, taking place at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, in Nelson.

The 5K (3.1 mile) run/walk will take participants through the heart of cow country in the Nelson dairying region. The 5K race is In Your Pace’s ode to the rich history of the Holstein cow and Madison County, which, also historically, has been lovingly abbreviated to Mad. Co. (Mad Cow — get it?). But it isn’t all about the cows.

In Your Pace Running Club is an informal group of friends consisting of fun-loving and charitable recreational runners of all ages, sizes and athletic abilities. The big-hearted group will donate race proceeds to Community Action Partnership, a local non-profit that helps individuals and families in Madison County become and remain self-sufficient. Last year, the event raised $3,000 for CAP.

“It’s a fun race and a good way to support local charities,” said Dick Benner from In Your Pace Running Club.

With a lucky runner drawing, raffle drawing and awards to top male and female finishers by age group, the event will be a good time for a good cause. Just watch your step — the Holsteins are still here!

Pre-registration must be received by July 22 ($15 under 17 years, $20 adult). Entry forms and waivers available at inyourpace.com and online registration available at GetEntered.com. Race day registration ($25 everyone) from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.

Shirts guaranteed to all pre-registered runners and distributed as available on race day. No dogs or strollers are permitted at the event.

The event is a USA Track & Field 2013 Sanctioned Event.

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