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Relay For Life 5K Junkie Series to begin on Friday

May 01, 2013

The Relay For Life 5K in Fort Madison on Friday marks the kick-off of the American Cancer Society’s 5K Junkie series.

Kierstan Peck, Senior Community Relations staff with the American Cancer Society, rolled out this program in 2012 to encourage runners in Southeast Iowa to become active and participate in the Relay For Life 5K events held in Fort Madison, Washington, Des Moines and Keokuk.

“We had a great turnout in 2012, and I am already hearing chatter about people excited to take on this challenge in 2013,” Peck said.

All four of the 5K events in the series will benefit local American Cancer Society Relay For Life events. The series begins on Friday in Fort Madison, continues on June 1 in Burlington, makes a stop in Washington on June 15, and concludes in Keokuk on Oct. 19.

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