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Half-marathon, 5K and one-mile walk/run to take place in Alexandria

The Lakes Area Endurance and Jeff and Jackie Leslie Memorial half-marathon, 5K and family fun walk/run mile is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, May 14-15 in Alexandria.

Organizers say it's the first half-marathon to be offered in the Alexandria area.

The family fun walk/run and 5K are set for Friday at the Lakes Community Church, with the walk/run beginning at 6 p.m. and the 5K at 6:30 p.m., with a spaghetti banquet at 7:30 p.m.

Cost is $10 for the walk/run and $20 in advance ($25 the day of the race) for the 5K and includes the meal.

The half-marathon is Saturday at 7:30 a.m. at the Lake Geneva Center, with registration beginning at 6:30 a.m. Cost is $35 in advance ($40 the day of the race).

The events are hosted by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) and Lakes Community Church.

Register online at or call (320) 762-5424, jeff@lake

Proceeds will go to student scholarships for FCA summer camps (

Both the 5K and half marathon runs will be officially timed.

Runners and walkers will have the chance to win prizes in their age categories and for participating. Fun prizes will be given to every 10th finisher in each run. For the Family Fun Mile, children younger than 12 will receive a FCA pin.

If you'd like to help sponsor the event, contact LAE coordinators Melissa Moore, (320) 808-0411 or Jeff Pankratz, (320) 762-5424).