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Eminence to host 24-hour race in 2010

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By Tommie Kendall

The Highland Renaissance site in Eminence will host a 24-hour footrace on March 13-14, which will be the first race in Henry County longer than the typical 3.1 miles.

The event, labeled The Highland Renaissance 24-Hour Race, starts at 8 a.m. March 13 and ends at 8 a.m. March 14. Runners can compete as individuals or on four-person relay teams with one runner competing at a time. The course follows a 3-mile loop consisting of a mixture of grass, gravel and trails. A total count of the miles from all individuals and teams will be kept during the duration of this event. The top three males, top three females and top three teams receive awards. All participants will receive a T-shirt.

Individual early registration before Jan. 30 is $25, individual pre registration before March 8 is $35 and race-day registration is $35. Team pre registration before March 8 is $60 and team race-day registration is $80. This event is not affiliated with Henry County High School but all proceeds will be donated to the HCHS cross-country team.

The Highland Renaissance Faire is located at 955 Elm Street in Eminence. Sponsors and volunteers for the 24-hour event are needed. To sign up or for more information, contact the Henry County Local at (502)845-2858.

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