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St. Jude run to Peoria Aug. 6

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[July 29, 2011]  The annual St. Jude Lincoln to Peoria Run is scheduled for Aug. 6. As in past years, runners will depart from the Lincoln police complex around 5:30 a.m.

InsuranceThis year there are approximately 25 runners and 10 support staff signed up for the event. Each runner is required to raise $750 in donations, and they end the evening in Peoria on Aug. 6 by presenting the Lincoln team check on live television during the telethon.

The run is always the first Saturday in August. The trek goes through Lincoln, Hartsburg, Emden, Delavan, Tremont, Groveland, East Peoria and into the Caterpillar parking lot for a celebration of the yearlong accomplishment.

Last year runners were able to give $12,500 to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. This year they are increasing that goal and reaching for $17,000.

Although event coordinators said they have several local businesses as sponsors this year, they still could use more support, and donations continue to be accepted.

Coordinators are Jennifer Bergman, Kathy Craine and Molly Donnolly. Contact Craine at 217-871-7253 for information.

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