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WC JROTC plans post Veterans Day 5K run

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Wilson Central High Schools Junior ROTC program is joining with the American Red Cross to host a 5K run on Saturday, Nov. 12.

The event, titled "ROTC Run 4 Red," is being organized by cadets in the junior ROTC program at Wilson Central as a post celebration of Veterans Day.

To be held at Cedars of Lebanon State Park just south of the Lebanon on Highway 231, the event will included a 5K run and a 1-mile walk.

According to promotional material be distributed about the event, local military staff members will be on hand to assist with the scoring of an on-site physical fitness test that is to be offered participants.

Prizes, sponsored by Pepsi, will be awarded to the top finishers in the 5K race and also to those who choose to compete in the physical fitness test.

Pre-registered runners are to pay an entrance fee of $25, while registrants on the day of the event will pay $30. A $5 discount is being offered to all active military, ROTC, JROTC, and Young Marines. There is a $15 entry fee for the 1-mile walk (no-T-shirt provided).

Proceeds from "ROTC Run 4 Red" are to benefit the American Red Cross and the Wilson Central Navy Junior ROTC Cadets.

Technical Sports Shirts will be offered to the first 50 online registrations. According to event organizers, these shirts will be Heavy Duty Cotton Ts and will be provided to those who register prior to Oct. 31.

"We will do our best to have a T-shirt for everyone but due to the quantity of shirts, early registration will assure you a shirt," event sponsors have said.

For more information about the event inquiries may be made at www.letfreedomrun.org. To pre-register persons are asked to visit www.active.com/running/lebanon-tn/let-freedom-run-5k-2011.

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