Here are some upcoming races in the Columbus area:
RUN FOR THE KITCHEN 5K AND ONE MILE FUN RUN
When: 8 a.m. Saturday
Where: CSU Intramural Field on University Avenue
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Registration: Day-of only; $10 for the fun run, $25 for the 5K
Sponsored by: Junior League of Columbus
Cause: The goal is to empower youth to make healthy lifestyle choices and reverse the growth of childhood obesity. Proceeds will support the Junior League’s programs and projects that focus on their signature issue, The Healthy Child.
SMA 5K AND 2K EAT ’N RUN
When: 9 a.m. Saturday
Where: Hardaway High School, 2901 College Drive
Registration: $20, $10 for ages 3-10 online through Thursday; $25, $15 for ages 3-10 on race day
Sponsored by: Many local businesses, with Rivertown Ford as the platinum sponsor
Cause: Inspired by two local boys with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, all proceeds will benefit Families of SMA
Other activities: Stick around after the race for a performance by local band Classic Addict, face painting, an appearance by Monkey Joe and food.
EUFAULA PILGRIMAGE 5K/1-MILE FUN RUN
When: 8 a.m. CDT April 2
Where: Rails for Trails, across from the Eufaula Champber of Commerce, 333 East Broad St., Eufaula, Ala.
Registration: $15 through March 30, $20 after March 30; $10 no-shirt option; $3 for Fun Run (ages 12 and younger)
Sponsored by: Eufaula Heritage Association
Contact: Lance Osborne, 334-432-3954
BIG DOG TRAIL RUN 10K
When: 8:30 a.m. April 9
Where: Flat Rock Park
Registration: $25 through April 4; $30 on race day
Sponsored by: Big Dog Running Co.; registration forms available at the store
CELEBRITY CLASSIC 5K RUN/WALK AND 10K RUN
When: 8 a.m. April 16
Where: National Infantry Museum, 3800 South Lumpkin Road
Registration: $20 through April 15; $25 on race day, beginning at 6 a.m.
Sponsored by: Columbus Regional
Cause: Proceeds benefit the John B. Amos Cancer Center
Contact: Sandy Lewack, 706-660-6115
CODY’S RUN, 5K & 1-MILE FUN RUN
When: 8 a.m. April 23
Where: Columbus State University
Registration: $20 or $15 for ages 14 and younger through April 15; $25 or $20 for ages 14 and younger on race day
Sponsored by: Columbus State University
MIDTOWN CLASSIC 5K AND 1-MILE FUN RUN
When: 8 a.m. April 30
Where: Wynnton United Methodist Church, 2412 Wynnton Road
Registration: $10 for fun run; $15 for Columbus Roadrunners members, $20 for non-members before April 15; $25 after April 15
Sponsored by: Wynnton UMC
Cause: To raise money for the Wynnton Neighborhood Network and Wynnton Neighborhood Housing.
RIVER ROAD RUN, 5K & 1-MILE RUN/WALK
When: 8 a.m. May 7
Where: River Road Elementary
Registration: $15 through April 22, $20 through race day for the 5K; $10 through April 22, $12 through race day for the 1 mile; $8-$12 for River Road Elementary students and staff
Sponsored by: River Road PTA
MISS GEORGIA 5K PAJAMA RUN
When: 11:30 p.m. Friday, June 17
Where: RiverCenter for the Performing Arts, 900 Broadway
Registration: $20 through June 10; $25 June 11-16; $30 on race day
Sponsored by: Miss Georgia Scholarship Pageant
Cause: Proceeds benefit the Miss Georgia Scholarship Fund and Children’s Miracle Network
Other activities: Classic Addict will perform at 10 p.m.
Special instructions: Wear cute and tastefully outlandish pajamas