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5-K Walk/Freedom Run

The Staples Campus Student Senate of Central Lakes College is sponsoring
the Tour de Staples 5K Walk/Freedom Run Saturday, May 5 to benefit the CLC
Veterans Resource Center. The 5-kilometer (3.1-mile) race for runners starts
at 10:30 a.m., with the non-competitive walk beginning moments later.
Registration is from 9 to 10 a.m. for those not signing up in advance through
the Staples Campus CLC Bookstore. The entry fees are $15 advance, $20 day of event
for individual adults, $25/$30 for teams of three to six people, and free to
ages 11-under. All participants receive 5K Walk/Run T-shirts and refreshments
before and/or after the event. Award recognition is presented to the top individual and team

A shuttle will transport participants from the
Staples campus registration and finish line to the Vintage at Staples golf
course for the start. Volunteers, including the Staples Color Guard and members
of the CLC Student Veterans Club will assist the student senators in traffic
control and providing power bars and energy drinks.
“The scenic route is one most people enjoy,” said
Erich Heppner, CLC director of student life. “It winds around the Crow Wing
River on some gravel and mostly blacktop. Some enjoy walking their dogs. Others
get a really good work-out with the run.”
It all is for a good cause, Heppner said. “Our
Veterans Resource Center continues to develop as a campus place for student
veterans. The community veterans at this event will also be on hand to accept
donations for Staples All Veterans Park.”
While racers can complete the distance in 20
minutes or less, walkers may take as much time as they want, but most will
finish within an hour of their start. Rain, wind, and spring sunshine are all
part of the experience in previous years. Nothing stops this event.
Participants can now register and make payment for the event online at www.clctickets.com
Otherwise, make checks payable to Central Lakes College, deliverable to
the CLC Bookstore, Staples campus, 1830 Airport Rd., Staples, Minn., 56479.
For information contact Heppner at eheppner@clcmn.edu
or (218) 855-8260.

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