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Northeast 5-mile run and 2-mile walk is this Sunday

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The ninth an­nu­al North­east Philly 5-Mile Run and 2-Mile Walk will take place this Sunday at North­east Phil­adelphia Air­port.

The event is or­gan­ized by City Coun­cil­man Den­nis O’Bri­en (R-at large).

Pro­ceeds be­ne­fit the North­east Phil­adelphia Youth Al­li­ance, which O’Bri­en formed when he was a state rep­res­ent­at­ive.

The al­li­ance con­sists of the fol­low­ing sev­en groups: the Academy Sabres Sports As­so­ci­ation, Cal­vary Ath­let­ic As­so­ci­ation, Liberty Bell Youth Or­gan­iz­a­tions, Park­wood Youth Or­gan­iz­a­tion, Penn Academy Ath­let­ic As­so­ci­ation, Phil­adelphia Soc­cer Club and Tor­res­dale Boys Club.

Re­gis­tra­tion by Oct. 10 is $15, or $8 for 14-and-un­der. The fee after that dead­line is $20, or $10 for 14-and-un­der.

Each par­ti­cipant will re­ceive a T-shirt and a post-race break­fast. A disc jockey and the Penn Academy dan­cers will en­ter­tain the crowd, and there will be raffle draw­ings.

Vis­it­ors are asked to ac­cess the air­port’s en­trance at Grant Av­en­ue and Ashton Road. There is plenty of free park­ing.

Re­gis­tra­tion be­gins at 7:15 a.m. The walk starts at 8:15, fol­lowed by the run at 9. An awards ce­re­mony will take place at 10:30, with prizes to over­all male and fe­male win­ners and the top fin­ish­ers in mas­ters and age group cat­egor­ies.

The course is traffic-free and gen­er­ally flat. The Tor­res­dale Boys Club cheer­lead­ers will en­cour­age the run­ners and walk­ers along the way.

To re­gister or for more in­form­a­tion, vis­it www.nepya.org or www.fast­cat­s­ports.com/NEPhilly5miler.html ••End­Frag­ment 

You can reach at twaring@bsmphilly.com.

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