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April 2, 2014

Buffalo Run 5K returns April 12

McALESTER — The 4th Annual Buffalo Run 5K/10K/1 Mile Fun Run is set for Saturday, April 12, at 8:30 a.m. This year the race will be hosted by Will Rogers Elementary School, Emerson Elementary School, Parker Intermediate School and Puterbaugh Middle School.

The race starts and ends in front of Will Rogers School.

Funds raised will allow the staff to purchase educational materials and technology equipment. Last year there were over 400 runners and walkers that participated.

This event is for the entire family. The 1 mile Fun Run will start at 8:30 a.m., and the 5K and 10K races will start at 9:00 a.m. in front of the school.

This is a sanctioned and certified run. Come cheer on your child in the 1 mile run or join in and run with them.

If you’re up for a bigger challenge, cheer for your child then run the 5K or 10K.  Each participant will receive a goody bag, race T-shirt (while supplies last) and custom finisher medal.

Cross the finish line and you’ll feel like an Olympian receiving a medal around your neck.

Online registration is now available for the Buffalo Run. Visit www.signmeup.com/97786, or for a paper application or more information please call Cindy Carr at 918-429-8764.

You can also sign up in person at Will Rogers Elementary School, 1200 E. South Ave. in McAlester, on Friday, April 11, from 3-7 p.m., or on race morning, April 12, from 7-8:30 am.     

As an added bonus this year, four local races have teamed together to offer bonus prizes. The Big Mac Trifecta involves completing three of the four races, which also includes the Mascoto Shared Blessings Run that took place March 29, Ryan’s Run on April 5, the Buffalo run and the Rite Care Spaghetti Run on May 10.

When you complete the Trifecta, you will win a special edition Big Mac Trifecta T-shirt. In addition to the Trifecta, if you complete all four runs you will become a member of the elite “Quad Squad,” which comes with a special edition, one-of-a-kind medal.

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