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September 19, 2018

Make It Happen 20k Race Series Features Oswego Little League 5k Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run June 1


OSWEGO, NY – The second race of the “Make It Happen 20k Race Series,” the Oswego Little League 5k Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run will take place on June 1.

The second race of the “Make It Happen 20k Race Series,,the Oswego Little League 5k Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run will take place June 1. Gathered recently are coaches and players from the Oswego Little League program.

The event will get started at 5:30 p.m. with the Kids Fun Run, followed by the 5k. Both runs start and finish at Lagoe Field at the Fort Ontario complex.

Pre-registration is available online at http://www.lightboxreg.com for $25 for the 5k Run/Walk and $10 for a Kids Fun Run.

Same day registration at event will be $10 for the Fun Run and $35 for the 5k.

The event will also feature Oswego native and finalist of The Voice, Gary Carpentier, who will perform the national anthem.

More than 100 runners have already registered for the event.

An award ceremony will take place immediately after race. There will be trophies for the top three overall male and female finishers.

Participants are encouraged to visit www.lightboxreg.com and do an event search and register for the individual 5k races listed below, or a convenient registration link for the entire race series has been established at http://www.lightboxreg.com/makeithappenraceseries_2018.

The new “Make It Happen 20k Race Series” combines the traditional 5k races of the Oswego County Autism Task Force (held this past April), Oswego Little League, Oswego Health Foundation, and the Buc Boosters, into a new 20k series.

Participants can now compete in all four individual events to determine an overall race series winner. The overall winners will be based on age group divisions and race time results from the combined four individual races.

According to event organizers, runners can still register for the individual races, however, and not necessarily participate in the 20k series.

Major sponsors for the “Make It Happen 20k Race Series” include: Step One Creative, Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists, Plumbers & Steamfitters #73, Northern Building Trades, Oswego County Federal Credit Union, and GS Steamers.

The remaining race dates are as follows:

June 1 – 4th Annual Oswego Little League 5k Run/Walk
August 11 – 3rd Annual Run for Your Health 5k Run/Walk
September 29 – 3rd Annual Go Bucs 5k Run/Walk

For additional information, call Make It Happen committee member Leo Babcock at (315) 456-9507.

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