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Red Cross Walk

PERU — Mark your calendars now for the 22nd annual Red Cross Walk, Run, Bike on Sunday, Aug. 24, at Baker Lake in Peru. Registration begins at noon with the event kicking off at 1 p.m. All registered participants will receive a T-shirt.

It’s not too late to get a team together through your workplace, club and organizations or with friends and family. Walk Run Bike is a fun, family-oriented celebration that includes food, drinks, raffles, music and outdoor games that participants look forward to year after year.

Kids will enjoy the Bike Rodeo that offers fun educational training and includes a free bike helmet (while supplies last).

Money raised support the local Red Cross’s local programs, including fire, flood, tornado and other disaster services training and response and mobile meal deliveries.

For more info and to register, visit arcillinois.org/walkrunbike, call 815-223-0922 or email Sarah.Stasik@redcross.org.

Gateway 5K

PRINCETON — Gateway Services will hold its first Gateway 5K on Saturday, Aug. 30 at 6 p.m., starting at the Bureau County Fairgrounds. This 5K is for awareness of intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The theme this year is Superhero Showdown. Runners can choose to dress up as a superhero of their choice. There will be “villains” along the course with squirt phasers cooling the runners off as they move along the course.

The Gateway 5K Superhero Showdown will start and finish at the Bureau County Fairgrounds. Runners and volunteers will be able to park there and registration will be in the main building.

Cost to enter the Gateway 5K is $20. After Aug. 15 it will be $35. All proceeds will go towards the programs Gateway Services provides.

To register as a runner, a volunteer, to sponsor the event, or to get more information, go to gateway5k.com.

Run/Walk for the Rec 5K

PERU — The 5K Race to benefit the Peru Recreation Summer Programs will be held Aug. 23 with check-in held at 7 a.m. at Parkside School in Peru. Entry fee is $20 before Aug. 18 and $25 on day of races.

Checks made payable to the City of Peru may be sent to City of Peru, Run for the Rec, 1901 4th, Peru, Ill. 61354.

GOLF

Solorio Memorial Outing

SPRING VALLEY Z — The Frank Solorio Memorial Golf Outing will be held Aug. 23 at Spring Creek Golf Course. Cost is $75 per golfer for the 2-person scramble, 4-person team. Registration will start 8 a.m. registration with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. Checks may be sent to the DePue Men’s Club at P.O. Box 707, DePue, Ill. 61322.

Tiger Classic

PRINCETON — The Tiger Golf Classic, sponsored by the Princeton High School Booster Club, will be held Saturday, Aug. 16, at Chapel Hill Golf Course. Contact Mike Taylor at 815-878-3833 to sign up.

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