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Over 400 to participate in RE Strong Run this Saturday in Urbanna

Members of the Hurley family include, back from left, Ruth Ellen, Walt and Rachel; front, Trip and Sarah Grace. (Photo by Jenny M Photography)

Variety of fun for all ages to be featured at Hewick

As of April 21, about 400 participants had pre-registered for the 2nd annual RE Strong Run which takes place in Urbanna this Saturday, April 25.

Weather forecasters are calling for a beautiful sunny day with temperatures in the 60s.

The event—which includes 10K, 5K and a one-mile Family Fun Run—benefits the VCU Massey Cancer Center and was established to celebrate the life of the late Ruth Ellen Hurley of Middlesex County and all who have bravely battled cancer.

The McDonald’s Family Fun Run begins at 7:30 a.m. on the grounds of Hewick Plantation. The Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield 5K and 10K races will start at Hewick Plantation at 8:30 a.m. and wind through the historic waterfront town of Urbanna.

The event festival will take place from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hewick Plantation. Music will start at Hewick around 9 a.m. with a DJ. “The Barkhouse Boys” also will perform as the morning progresses and race participants return to Hewick.

The event is expected to last through the lunch hour or later. There will be a variety of breakfast and lunch offerings, including smoothies. Beer and wine will be available.

Read the rest of this story in this week’s Southside Sentinel at newstands throughout the county, or sign up here to receive a print and/or electronic pdf subscription.

posted 04.22.2015

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