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Last year's Rotary 5K Race Start Line. (Farmington Rotarian / August 18, 2014)

Runners may now register for the 7th annual Rotary Club of Farmington 5K Road Race to be held on Sunday, Sept. 28 in conjunction with the Unionville Festival. Online registration is available at http://www.RotaryRoadRace.org, along with the course map and description, and sponsor information. All ages children through seniors may participate in one of four categories.

Registration before Sept. 12 is $20 and after that date is $25. The first 250 registrants will all receive race t-shirts, and, new this year, early registrants may spend an extra $10 to upgrade to a Zorrel microfiber shirt in their specific size. The timed race begins at 1 p.m., with check-in beginning at 11 a.m. at the Gazebo in Unionville. Medals will be awarded to the top 3 male and female finishers in each of four categories.

For those wishing an easier, shorter course, the 3rd Annual 1-Mile Walk and Kids Fun Run will take place beginning at 12:15 p.m. Both early and day-of registration is $10. All participants will receive a medal for participation.

Farmington Bank will once again serve as the Elite Sponsor of this event. Our new Finish Line Sponsor will be the Farmington Chamber of Commerce. Other donors to date include Gold Sponsor Sarracco Mechanical Services and Silver Sponsors Trumpf, Inc. and UCONN Health. Bronze Sponsors include New Horizons, Inc. and the UCONN Health Auxiliary, and Runner Sponsors are Carole King, Realtor - Keller Williams; ComPassion Dental; Dream Ride; Irene Engel, Linking Health Care and Construction; JUNGO Toys; and William Wadsworth. Funds raised from this event will be used to support the club's high school scholarship fund and its other local and international charitable projects.

The Rotary Club of Farmington is a non-profit service organization. Involved in a variety of projects in the local area, the organization provides support through service and giving to Farmington students and other charitable, humanitarian and community organizations. Through its membership in Rotary International, the Farmington club's support also extends throughout the world. For more information, visit http://www.farmingtonrotary.org.