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Memorial Day 5K supports Big Brothers Big Sisters

Staff Report • May 16, 2013 at 4:36 PM

The Third Annual Big Little 5K will begin at 8:30 a.m., Memorial Day, Monday May 27, on the Ridgefields Country Club Golf Course. This location has no traffic, no streets to cross, and miles of green space to run on this certified course.

Registration is now open. The cost is $25 online through May 25 and $30 May 26-27. Pre-registered runners are guaranteed a performance T-shirt and while supplies last on race day. To register for this event visit www.active.com/running/kingsport-tn/big-little-5k-2013 and reserve your space.

Pre-race packet pickup will be at the Ridgefields County Club from 3 to 5 p.m., Sunday, May 26, and 6:30 to 8 a.m., Monday, May 27. There will be electronic B-tag timing and professional finish line management by We Run Events.Awards will be provided for the top three male and female runners. A top master trophy will be awarded. The race will also feature age bracket awards for the following age groups in both male and female categories: 14 under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-plus.

All proceeds benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee.

For more information, visit Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee on Facebook, www.facebook.com/TriCitiesBBBS or follow them on twitter, twitter.com/BBBSTriCities.

Big Brothers Big Sisters provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

The organization holds itself accountable for children in its program to achieve measurable outcomes, including educational success; avoidance of risky behaviors; and higher aspirations, greater confidence and better relationships.

Partnering with parents, guardians, schools, corporations and others, Big Brothers Big Sisters carefully pairs children with screened volunteer mentors, and then monitors and supports these one-to-one mentoring matches in building safe, enduring relationships. The organization depends on donations to help recruit volunteers, reach more children and serve those children in one-to-one mentoring relationships.

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