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September 19, 2013

Road race, fitness walk and family festival all rolled into one

Looking to stretch your legs for a brisk walk, or maybe be more competitive and line up to run against dozens of others?

Afterward, you can relax with family and friends, have a bite to eat and take in some music.

The fifth annual Bradford Elementary 5K and 10K Road Race will be Sept. 22.

The event is from noon to 4 p.m. and will include a Fitness Walk, 1-Mile Fun Run and Family Festival. This USATF-certified race will be professionally timed and will begin and end at the Bradford Common. Awards and prizes for various age groups will be given.

T-shirts go to the first 250 people to register. The event will also feature live music, food and raffles.

Registration for the 5K/10K and Fitness Walk is $22 before Sept. 21 and $30 on the day of the race.

Race day registration starts at 10 a.m. Registration for the children’s Fun Run is $12 in advance or $15 on the day of the race. The Fun Run is at noon, the Fitness Walk is at 12:45 p.m. and the 5K and 10K Road Race is at 1 p.m.

Proceeds benefit the Bradford Huskies Cross Country and Track and Field Team and Bradford Elementary School. You can register online at www.bradford5k.org.

IF YOU GO

What: Bradford Elementary 5K and 10K Road Race, including a Fitness Walk, 1-Mile Fun Run and Family Festival

When: Sept. 22, noon to 4 p.m.

Where: Starts and ends at Bradford Common

Here are other events and activities around Haverhill:

:Motorcycle Run and festival for Ozzie’s Kids: The second annual Motorcycle Run & Fundraiser for Ozzie’s Kids will be Sept. 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the American Legion, 1314 Main St.

Registration for the Motorcycle Run begins at 9 a.m. The run, hosted by the Haverhill Fire Department, starts at 11 a.m. at the American Legion and travels through Plaistow, Exeter and Hampstead, N.H. The cost of $20 per rider and $10 per passenger includes a food ticket. Even if you don’t ride a motorcycle, admission to the event is free. Food from the Chicken Connection will be sold.

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