EDMOND — The fifth annual Kelsey Briggs Run Against Child Abuse will be Saturday at Stars and Stripes Park at Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City. This year the run includes a half-marathon (13 miles) and a 5K on a sanctioned track.
Participants can register online at www.signmeup.com/69392 or register the morning of the event. Registration fees are $45 for the half-marathon and $20 for the 5K. Registration begins at 6 a.m. and the run will start at 7 a.m. Cash prizes will be given for top male and female winners. Medals will be given to the top three runners in each age group. This is a USATF Sanctioned Event on a newly certified course and will be timed by Don Garrett Productions.
For more information about the foundation and other events go to www.kelseybriggsfoundation.org.
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