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Alexandria 5K/10K Run to take place this weekend

The Lakes Area Humane Society will be hosting its third annual Alexandria 5K/10K Run.

The event is set for Saturday, September 19, and will be sanctioned by the USA Track and Field Association.

In addition to the 5K/10K run, there will also be a 1K kids run for children 12 and younger and a one-mile dog walk.

All events will begin at Big Ole Park. Here is the schedule of events:

•6:45 a.m. - 5K and 10K check in.

•7:30 a.m. - 10K run will begin.

•7:40 a.m. - 5K run will begin.

•8 a.m. - Dog walk check in.

•8:15 a.m. - Dog walk will begin.

•8:30 a.m. - 1K kids run check in.

•8:45 a.m. - 1K kids run will begin.

All participants are invited to attend a kick-off celebration the night before the event on Friday, September 18 at the Holiday Inn Barn.

Social hour and registration, for those who want to register the night before the run, starts at 6 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m.

Dinner and music will be provided at no charge to participants. Family and friends are welcome to join the festivities - a free-will donation is encouraged.

During the kick-off celebration, there will also be a silent auction fundraiser for the Lakes Area Humane Society. The fundraiser will close at 7:45 p.m. with the kick-off celebration ending at about 9 p.m.

Those interested in participating in the Alexandria 5K/10K Run should RSVP either by using the online registration form, which can be found at or by sending an e-mail to

All types of runners are welcome.