Run For Your LIFE set for September 1

Local runners and community members are invited to compete in Southern Ohio Medical Center’s 35th annual Run For Your LIFE competition. The event will take place Saturday, Sept. 1 at the SOMC LIFE Center in Portsmouth.

Entrants may choose to participate in either a 5K or 10K event. Registration and packet pick-up will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31 and 7 to 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 1 at the facility with all events beginning at 8 a.m. that day.

The competition route will take runners through the shady, tree-lined residential area that includes Kinney’s Lane, Grandview and Thomas avenues, Dorman, Sheridan and Orchard drives, Coles Boulevard, Shawnee and Micklethwaite roads and Greenlawn Cemetery.

Awards will be presented immediately after the race to the top three finishers of each age division in both the 5K and 10K. Awards also will be given to each male and female with the fastest times; however, male and female recipients will not receive duplicate awards. All participants are eligible for door prizes.

In addition to the 5K and 10K races, the LIFE Center will also host the third annual Pump and Run. A runner’s race time will be based on how many times he or she can bench press their body weight with 30 seconds per repetition deducted from their final 5K time. Time deductions will be taken for a maximum of 30 repetitions.

Registration for the Pump and Run will begin at 6:30 a.m. and is limited to 100 participants.

Cost of both the race, or the race and Pump and Run, is $15 per person before Aug. 30 or $20 the day of the event. T-shirts will be given to the first 300 participants who register.

For more information, or to register, please call 740-356-7566.