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VFW Memorial Run is Saturday in New Richmond

Memorial Day activities in New Richmond get started on Saturday with the third annual Veterans Memorial Run.

The event, sponsored by VFW Post 10818, consists of a 10-mile run, 5K-walk/run, and Kids Run (1/2 mile for those under 12 years of age).

All runs will begin and end at New Richmond’s Community Commons (former Middle School). The 10-mile run will start at 7:45 a.m., the 5K at 8 a.m., and Kids Run at 9 a.m., with race day registration beginning at 6:30 a.m.

The 10-mile course is challenging and with numerous hills and is a good test for runners planning a marathon later in the year. The 5K course will stay in town with one modest hill.

Proceeds from the run will help support financial needs of local veterans. For more information about the event, contact Steve Peterson at (651) 402-8076 or go to

Dave Newman
Dave Newman has been the sports editor at the New Richmond News since 1988. He has covered the action in the Middle Border Conference, Dunn-St. Croix Conference and Big Rivers Conference for nearly 30 years.
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