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Miles for Memories 5K Walk/Run in Elkhart this weekend

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[August 28, 2013]  ELKHART -- The second annual Miles for Memories 5K Walk/Run will take place in Elkhart on Saturday. The race starts at Hudson's Talk of The Town, 115 Gov. Oglesby St. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the race starts at 8.

All proceeds will be donated to the Alzheimer's Association, Greater Illinois Chapter,

This race and walk is an off-road event with the course laid out over historic Elkhart Hill.

There will be awards for the male and female first-, second- and third-place finishers, and the first-place winners' names will be added to the "Braggin' Rights" plaque that hangs in the Talk of the Town.

A sausage gravy and biscuit breakfast will be served. It will be free of charge to participants, and a freewill offering will be accepted from those who didn't run or walk. A bloody mary bar will be available.

There will also be a bake sale and games for the kids.

Registration forms are available at Country Financial in Lincoln and at Hudson's Talk of the Town and Hometown Realty, both in Elkhart. The forms are also available by calling 217-750-1368 and online through

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Charlie Williams, Country Financial agent in Lincoln, is again sponsoring T-shirts for the event.

Participants are asked to bring a photo of the person or the reason they are participating. A collage will be compiled from the photos and will be displayed at the next race.

In America, 5 million people are living with Alzheimer's. It is the sixth-leading cause of death in this country. Join in fighting this disease by participating in the second annual 5K Miles for Memories.

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