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You’re never too old — or too young — to run

Tanner Cook • Jun 13, 2018 at 2:40 AM

GRAY — The State of Franklin Track Club puts on numerous road races throughout the calendar year and also gives back to the community, such as awarding a scholarship to graduating seniors that are members.

Throughout the summer, the club puts on a series of four track meets on Tuesday nights. These meets are open to the community and are absolutely free.

All ages are eligible to participate. No matter how young or how old, one just needs to come ready to run fast on the track.

On Tuesday night at Daniel Boone High School, the first meet kicked off with well over 70 participants — representing many different ages — registered to run events ranging from the 100-meter dash to the 1-mile run.

“This is a great opportunity to get the community involved and show what the track club has to offer,” said Patsy Cantor, the track club’s president-elect. “We have more than just kids that are running on the high school track teams out here competing. We have 4-year-olds out here and that is the next generation of runners.”

The club will be back in action next Tuesday, this time at David Crockett in Jonesborough. Registration starts at 6 p.m. and events begin at 6:30 p.m.

The third meet, scheduled for June 26, will be back at Boone, and the fourth and final meet will be at Crockett again on July 10.

All of the mile races at the track meets are part of the Kids Festival of Miles, which takes place throughout the year.

The open mile races for adults are also part of the Adult Mile series that also runs throughout the year.

For more information on all upcoming road races, group runs and summer track meets in the Tri-Cities area, go online at runtricities.org.

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