OLPH Hosts Ram Run 5k And Fun Run Oct. 13

Friday, August 31, 2012

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School will host its annual Ram Run 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run on Saturday, Oct. 13.  The races will kick-off the Chattanooga Oktoberfest celebration at the Chattanooga Market.

This year's 5K is a certified course that will begin and end at the First Tennessee Pavilion.  Registration begins at 7:30 a.m..  The 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the 5K will begin at 9 a.m. 

The cost to participate is $20 per adult for early registration ($25 after 9/24).  For age 14 and under, the price is $15.  The 1 Mile Fun Run is $15 for each participant.  There is a family rate (4+ people) of $60 for the Fun Run. 

After the race will be music, food and drinks, and handcrafted art at the Chattanooga Market.

For more information, or to register online, visit www.oktoberfestramrun.com.

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