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Run/walk, water event to benefit food bank

Aug. 1, 2014 at 6:06 p.m.
Updated Aug. 1, 2014 at 11:11 p.m.


Runners and walkers of all ages, sizes and abilities can cool off this summer in the Drenched 5K on Aug. 30.

The Drenched 5K benefits the Food Bank of the Golden Crescent.

Participants will run or walk the 5K course at Riverside Park's Special Events Area.

A huge water party will greet participants as they cross the finish line, with a water balloon fight, blasting water hoses, water slides and a giant foam pit.

Families are encouraged to get active together, with discounted entries for kids 12 and under. Kids 5 and under run free.

For those not interested in working up a sweat, there is a free spectator zone in which observers are allowed - and encouraged - to drench participants along the way.

The Drenched 5K kicks off National Hunger Action Month activities in the Crossroads and benefits the Food Bank of the Golden Crescent, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing food for the hungry in the area.

Check-in and packet pick up is at 8 a.m. The run/walk starts at 10 a.m. At 11:15 a.m., the water fight and summer party round out the event.

Registration fee is $40 before Aug. 15, $45 before Aug. 29 and $50 the day of the event.

Registration is open at rundrenched.com.

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