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Leadership McDuffie plans 5K run in June

Leadership McDuffie is sponsoring an inaugural 5K run in Thomson.

The Spirit Sprint will be Saturday, June 12 through downtown Thomson.

"It's all part of an ongoing effort to make McDuffie County a more healthy place," said Teleen Stephens, a Leadership McDuffie class member.

The race will begin behind the Thomson Twin Cinema and follow the same route as Thomson's winter race, the Depot Dash, except in the opposite direction, Ms. Stephens said.

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and cost $20, which includes a T-shirt.

Interested runners also may pre-register at the Thomson-McDuffie County Chamber of Commerce on Main Street, or online at

Ms. Stephens said sponsors for the event are needed. Businesses may donate $50 to sponsor the event, and their business logo will be included on the back of the T-shirt given to each runner.

The event is one of three hosted by the 2010 Leadership McDuffie Class.

They also organized a community cleanup in April and a community book read in May.

The three events were designed to fulfill the class' mission statement: As McDuffie County representatives, we will promote personal responsibility, an exceptional place to live and community pride.

For more information on the race, contact Ms. Stevens at 706-597-1000.

Web posted on Thursday, May 27, 2010

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