“Miles in Martinsville” Plans Fall Races

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Miles in Martinsville, under the auspices of the Martinsville-Henry County Family YMCA, is pleased to announce the kickoff of its fall race season. The Harvest Moon 10K & 5K will be run on Friday, September 21, 2017. Starting time is 7:00 PM. Participants may pick up their packets with race bibs on Friday, September 21 from Noon – 4:00 PM at the YMCA – 3 Starling Avenue; and from 5:00 PM – 6:45 PM at the Gazebo on Depot Street. Race day registration is also available at these times. Runners are strongly encouraged to register online at www.milesinmartinsville.com

The races start and finish at the Gazebo on Depot Street near the intersection of Franklin and Depot Streets. Runners will follow the Uptown Connection Trail to the Dick & Willie Passage Trail. They then run along the Dick & Willie Passage to a turn-around point, before returning to the finish. A course map with details can be found here.

This annual event is known for its fun and family atmosphere, often with kids carrying light sticks and runners wearing headlamps. The races will be followed with snacks, craft brews from Mountain Valley Brewing, and dancing to the music of local performers. This annual event is expected to attract a substantial crowd of runners and fans.

Miles in Martinsville conducts a series of eight races throughout the year with this effort being supported by numerous community sponsors. Title Sponsors for the series include Friedrichs Family Eye Care Center, The Tourism Division of Henry County/Martinsville EDC, and SOVAH Health of Martinsville.

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