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September 12, 2013

Registration underway for Apple Harvest Run

WEST NEWBURY — Enjoy the town’s scenic beauty and peak autumn foliage during the 24th annual Apple Harvest Run scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 6.

The annual event is a fundraiser for the John C. Page Elementary School PTO, with 100 percent of proceeds benefiting educational and cultural programs for the school’s students.

The Apple Harvest Run has become a strong tradition in the region, drawing top runners from around New England. The day’s events offer something for everyone – including a 5-mile USATF certified run, a 5K USATF certified run and health walk, and a children’s 1-mile fun run.

Enjoy live entertainment with numerous bands, great food, children’s activities and awards in all age and place categories.

The race will set off from Action Cove playgroumd, 15 Bachelor St. The schedule is as follows: 1-Mile Fun Run, noon; 5-mile run, 12:30 p.m.; 5K run and health walk, 12:40 p.m.

To register or for more information, visit The first 500 participants who register by Sept. 20 get a long sleeved race T-shirt.

Also, don’t forget about the annual spaghetti dinner to help runners prepare, set for the night before the run. Entertainment will be provided by The Bridge. The band plays contemporary, popular and rock classics. Runners can also preregister and pick up their race numbers during this event. The dinner is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 5, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Town Hall Annex. Dinner, salad, dessert and drinks will be served. Beer and wine is available at a cash bar. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

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