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Stroller race set for May 23

The Marble Valley Runners are excited to announce the third annual Stroller Run-Walk. The race will take place on Saturday, May 23, beginning and ending at the College of St. Joseph. This is not Mother's Day as the usual name of the event indicates. The race will begin at 10 a.m. All proceeds will benefit the Rutland County Women's Network and Shelter.

As its name suggests, this race is created for parents to run or walk while pushing their children in strollers. Runners and walkers without strollers are also welcome to participate; however, unlike most races, they will have to line up behind the stroller participants. The first 75 registered adults will receive a race t-shirt. Race bibs are available for babies. Registration forms can be printed at the Marble Valley Runner's website www.marblevalleyrunners.org and mailed to Marble Valley Runners, P.O. Box 1291, Rutland 05701. Pre-registration is encouraged. Those wishing to register on the day of the event should arrive during pre-registration on the day of the event from 8:30-9:45 a.m. Prizes will be awarded to the top finisher in 5 categories: Female parent with a stroller; male parent with a stroller; two parent team with stroller; female, open; male, open. Refreshments will be provided after the run. Face painting, bubble blowing and arts and crafts will be available for the kids.

Event sponsors include Parkers Classic Autoworks, Pediatric Associates, College of St. Joseph, Bill Lohsen Plumbing & Heating, Bob Howard's Auto, Chittenden Bank, Dr. Patrick Cooley, Frank & Associates, LaValley Building Supply, Security Self Storage, Price Chopper, Rutland Pharmacy, Sensible Shoe, Vermont Sport & Fitness, and Mountain Top Inn.

The Marble Valley Runners is a local running group affiliated with the Road Runners Club of America, and the United States Track and Field. For more information, contact Stephanie at 353-0408.

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