Jog for the kids this weekend!

    Get your running shoes on for the third annual January Jog 5K Race and Fun Run from the Barker Fire Hall on Saturday. All proceeds will benefit Buffalo Women’s and Children’s Hospital to support the Dreams from the Heart Camp. The run will start from the Barker Fire Hall. The fun run leaves at 10 a.m. and goes through quaint Barker Village and the 5K race goes off at 10:30 a.m. The cost for the 5K is $15 for pre-registration or $17 on the day of the run. 5K participants will receive a long-sleeved tee shirt and a chance for trophies. Fun runners pay $5 and receive ribbons. 5K trophies will go to 1st place overall male and female and medals will be awarded for the top three spots in five-year age groups from ages 14 – 70. It’s important to note that while some runners are giving it their all to compete for prizes, participants are invited to come and jog at their own pace. Even the Fun Run can be done at a leisurely walking pace for the non-athletes. It’s a good way to get outdoors in the winter and maybe work off some of those Christmas calories. This is not just a Barker event; runners are coming from all over the area to support the camp. There will also be a Chinese auction at the fire hall, with all proceeds going to the Dreams of the Heart Camp. The auction is open to non-runners as well and the prize drawing will be held at the after-race party. Donations of baskets, prizes or gift certificates are needed and can be dropped off at 7840 Hoffman Road in Appleton. Call Sara Budde at 998-8602 for information.

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