Ride/Run/Walk planned Aug. 18

Ride/Run/Walk planned Aug. 18
The annual Heritage Ride/Run/Walk of Union County, hosted by Big-Friend-Little Friend of Union County, Inc., will be held Saturday, Aug. 18 in Elk Point.

Registration will be held at the former National Guard Armory located on Elk Point's Main Street (Exit 18 off I-29) starting at 7:30 a.m.

A SAG wagon and refreshments will be provided during the ride. This will be BF-LF's 10th year of hosting this event to raise funds for its youth mentoring program. Runners and walkers will start at 8:45 a.m. with the bike ride starting at 9 a.m. The bike routes are of varying lengths (8-14-25-42 & 55+ miles) and are on blacktop.

The Lewis and Clark Heritage Days Festival will also be taking place in Elk Point, and participants in the BF-LF event are welcome to join in the food, fun and entertainment at the city park. Lunch and T-shirt options are available. This year, lunch will be served at the Legion, located one block from the registration area. The Elk Point Lions Club will be serving a pancake, sausage and coffee breakfast from 7 to 11:30 a.m., just 50 yards from the registration area, for a small fee.

Bicycle helmets are required. For more information, call John or Juli at 605-356-2571, or 605-421-5050 or e-mail jgille@iw.net. Please make checks payable to BF-LF, Inc.

Please order shirts by Aug. 6, as a limited number will be available on the day of the ride.

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