|Lincoln Highway Run and Ride registration deadline extended|
|Wednesday, October 16, 2013 12:16 AM|
Area runners and bicyclists take note – registration for this year’s Lincoln Run and Ride has been extended to Saturday.
This event, in recognition of the Lincoln Highway’s 100th birthday, will take place on Nov. 9 between Convoy and Van Wert. Early entry fee is $25. Registrations entered after Saturday will be $30 and run-day registration will be $35. Commemorative T-shirts are $15.
Check-in will begin at 8 a.m. in Fountain Park. Awards for first place male and female in the 7-mile and the 5K will be given at noon, again in Fountain Park. A third award will also be given to the male and female who show the best “Lincoln Highway Spirit” – that is, a red-white-blue motif. If weather requires a change, check-in and awards will be held at the Hotel Marsh.
Runners may participate in either a 5K or a 7-mile run. The 5K run will begin at Alexander & Bebout’s parking lot beginning at 10 a.m., while the 7-mile will begin at 10:05 a.m. starting at the intersection of Lincoln Highway and Tully Street, just north of Convoy. Bicyclists will follow the 7-mile course beginning at 10 a.m. Transportation to Alexander & Bebout and Convoy will be provided by bus.
Full details are available by calling the Convention & Visitors Bureau at 419-238-9378 or by visiting their website, www.visitvanwert.org, and following the “Special Events” link.