5th annual Discover Roanoke runs April 19

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The fifth annual Discover Roanoke 10K/5K/1-mile run and walk will be held April 19 in downtown Roanoke.

Both the 10K and 5K runs will begin at 9 a.m., with the one-mile event starting at 9:05 a.m.

All race participants will have chip timing. First place plaques will be presented to the overall winners of the male and female divisions. Medals will be awarded for first place in each age group. Snacks will be available after the race.

The event is open to participants of all ages and will benefit the Roanoke Elementary School PTO.

Information and registration forms are available online at www.onturfsports.com/Runner/10k-5kRunWalk.htm and at the Fort Wayne Track Club website www.fwtc.org/race-list.html.

Registrations are accepted in advance online or by mail. Registrations will be accepted the day of the race at the start/finish line until an hour before the event.
All participants registered before April 5 will receive a shirt at check-in.

Participants who register in advance may pick up their packets on April 18 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Roanoke Town Hall. On-site registration will also be available at that time.

Major sponsors of the race are Edward Jones Investments, Parkview Huntington Hospital, Parkview Physicians Group and the Roanoke Chamber of Commerce. The major sponsors are joined by official sponsors United REMC, Bippus State Bank, JO Wolf Tool and Die, American Specialty Insurance, Parkview First Care of Roanoke-Dr. Amy Welker, Lassus Handy Dandy and Dick's Sporting Goods.  In-kind sponsors include Roanoke Subway Restaurant, Three Rivers Running Company, the News-Sentinel, Fred Toenges Shoes and Road ID.