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The annual Lakes Area Endurance run in Alexandria is set for June 23 at the YMCA.

The event features a half marathon, a 5K and a 1K family fun run. The half marathon kicks things off at 7 a.m. with the family fun run starting at 7:30 and the 5K beginning at 8.

Proceeds from the races go to help send local student athletes to Fellowship of Christian Athletes summer camps.

Racers should go to to register.

FCA camp registration

Registration for Fellowship of Christian Athlete summer camps are now open with the Alexandria FCA helping fund local students to go to camp.

A leadership camp is set for July 26-29 in St. Paul. Sports camp is July 25-28 in Decorah, IA. Golf camp is July 8-10 in Becker and hockey camp is June 11-14 in Alexandria.

Campers can register online at and receive half off the price by entering the code ALEXFCA2018.

Contact Dee Novotny (320-815-0669) or Gerry Hoelscher (320-763-6766) with any questions.

LPGA-USGA Girls Golf Clinic at AGC

The LPGA-USGA Girls Golf of Alexandria has a 2018 Kick Off Clinic and Fun Day set for May 19 at the Alexandria Golf Club.

The event is free and open to all girls ages 6-17 from beginners to advanced players. Festivities start at 3 p.m. and will include a golf clinic and instruction, games, snacks and prizes.

Call AGC to sign up or register at the event that same day.

Eric Morken

Eric Morken is the sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press and Osakis Review newspapers in Douglas County, MN. Follow him on Twitter at echo_sports.

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