Local woman planning half-marathon in memory of her father

The first annual Octoberfest Half-Marathon will be held Saturday, Oct. 15, starting at the Peru Volunteer Fire Department on Bear Swamp Road at 9 a.m. The 13.1-mile will take runners throughout Peru's apple country, ending back at the fire department where awards will be given to the top three finishers of the overall race for men and women. Awards will also be given to the top men and women finishers in the following age groups: 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70 plus.

All finishers will receive a medal for participation.

Registration is now open and required prior to the event. Registration will close Thursday, Sept. 1, or when the number of participants reaches 500, whichever comes first.

For more information or to register, visit www.runoctoberfest.com or e-mail runoctoberfest@yahoo.com.

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