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Run a 10K, help send Williamsburg-area children to summer camp

The inside of a cabin at 4-H Camp. (Photo courtesy Kevin Onizuk)
The inside of a cabin at 4-H Camp. (Photo courtesy Kevin Onizuk)

Williamsburg runners can lace up their running shoes next month and help raise money to make summer better for the community’s children.

The starting gun for the 5th annual Jamestown 4-H Discovery Run 10K will go off at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 24, according to a press release from Jamestown 4-H.

4-H is a national non-profit whose 500,000 volunteers and 3,500 professionals provide mentorship and support to children through programs at local branches. The Jamestown 4-H offers leadership training and environmental education through year-round camping programs.

All proceeds from the Discovery Run will go towards Jamestown 4-H’s Camper Scholarship Fund, which helps send local children to summer camp.

The race course begins and ends at the Jamestown 4-H Center. It will take runners along three of the area’s best-known trails: The Virginia Capital Trail, the Greensprings Trail and the Powhatan Creek Trail.

The course is largely flat and smooth, with surfaces such as wooden bridges, pavement, hard-packed dirt and crushed stone.

The race will be followed by a one-mile fun run/walk at 10:30 a.m.

A post-race social will feature refreshments and shade in a picnic pavilion overlooking the James River. There will also be awards for the top finishers.

Runners can register for the 10K for $30 and for the fun run/walk for $10 by March 16. Registration after March 16 will cost an additional $5 for both races.

Registration can be done online or on race day at the 4-H Center.

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