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MANSFIELD—On Saturday, Oct. 29, the start and finish of the 5K Run Past Cancer and One Mile Fun Walk/Run will be in Smythe Park in Mansfield. The Fun Walk/Run will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the 5K at 10 a.m.

Families and individuals participating in the Fun Walk/Run are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes. Prizes will be awarded for Best Dressed, Funniest, Scariest, Most Unusual, Cutest, Best Fictional Character, Best Group and Coolest Celebrity.

Walk/Run participants will loop from the Smythe Park pavilion to the Miller Elementary School and back to Smythe Park.

Also encouraged to wear Halloween costumes are those entering the 5K. One prize will be awarded for Best Dressed.

The overall male and female winners of the 5K will each receive a gold medal. Earning gold, silver and bronze medals will be the first, second and third place male and female winners in the following age categories: 19 and under, 20 to 29, 30 to 39, 40 to 49, 50 to 59 and 60 and up.

The 5K or 3.2-mile course will take runners and walkers from the Smythe Park pavilion around the elementary school, back by the pavilion to the high school, across the Route 6 bridge, where they will make a left turn, travel by Sheetz, loop around the housing area and return to the finish line in Smythe Park.

All participants in the 5K and One Mile Fun Walk/Run will receive a free small ice cream from Scoops in Wellsboro or in Covington.

Event T-shirts are only being offered to participants in the 5K who register by Monday, Oct. 10. Sizes are: small, medium and large for youth and small, medium, large, extra large, 2XL and 3XL for adults.

The entry fee for those who register between now and Monday, Oct. 10 is $20 for the 5K and $10 for the Fun Walk/Run. The entry fee for those who register from Oct. 11 through race day, Oct. 29 is $25 for the 5K and $15 for the Fun Walk/Run. The maximum entry fee to be paid per immediate family who enter the One Mile Fun Walk/Run is $30.

Register for the 5K and Fun Walk/Run now through Oct. 10 online at Online registration ends Oct. 10.

Between now and Oct. 21, mail completed 5K and One Mile entry forms to Terry Borneman, 136 Mount Zion Road, Wellsboro, PA 16901.

Now through Friday, Oct. 28, pick up registration forms for the 5K and One Mile Fun Walk/Run at Wild Asaph Outfitters at 71 Main Street in Wellsboro or Oswald Cycle Works at 7 North Main Street in Mansfield, complete them and return them to Wild Asaph Outfitters or Oswald Cycle Works with a check made payable to the American Cancer Society.

On Oct. 29, race day, registration for both the 5K and Fun Walk/Run will open at 8:30 a.m. at Smythe Park and stay open until the start of each race.

“Every dollar raised through the 5K and one-mile Fun Run/Walk will be put toward the fight to eradicate cancer. We are hoping to raise $3,000 this year” said organizer Terry Borneman, an American Cancer Society volunteer. "Last year we raised $2,000," Borneman said.

"I have had many family members and friends affected by cancer. My mother died of lymphoma and my father from leukemia. My brother was treated for prostate cancer and my mother-in-law for breast cancer. One of my best friends, a fellow teacher, died of cancer just after he retired. Other teachers I have worked with have also died of cancer. I have skin cancer. It is time for us to find a cure," Borneman added.

For more information about participating in the 5K or One Mile Walk/Run or sponsorships, call Terry Borneman at 1-410-428-8615 or Jordyn Howe at 1-607-857-8076. 

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