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Nancy Price 5K returns to Youngstown

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Tue, Apr 30th 2019 08:55 am

The Nancy Price Memorial 5K Run will be held Saturday, May 11, starting at the Youngstown Fire Hall, 625 Third St. The race route will take runners through the village and along the river walking path at Fort Niagara State Park, ultimately ending back at the Youngstown Fire Department.

There is a half-mile kids fun run held near the firehall starting at 9:30 a.m., as well as the 5K walk and running race beginning at 9:45 and 10 a.m., respectively.

Awards will be presented to the top male and female finishers overall, as well as the top three finishers in multiple age groups. The children who participate in the fun run will receive a drawstring backpack, while the first 100 race registrants can receive a race T-shirt.

Registrations are being taken online at www.racemanagementsolutions.com. Select the Nancy Price Memorial 5K. Or, register the day of the race at the fire department starting at 8:15 a.m.

After the race, participants can enjoy donated stew, pizza, goodies and drinks.

The 5K has been taking place in Youngstown since 1993. It was originally known as the “River Run.”

In 1995, the race and a local scholarship were dedicated to the memory of Nancy Price, a 20-year Youngstown Recreation director, who died after a long battle with cancer.

The race proceeds are contributed to the Nancy Price Memorial Scholarship, which is awarded to one or more deserving students from the Lewiston-Porter School District who have participated in Youngstown recreation activities, excelled in their academic programs, and contributed to the Youngstown community.

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