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Beachside half-marathon taking place Oct. 12
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Posted: 2013 Oct 11 - 06:42

Beachside half -marathon adds kids fun runs, volunteers still needed

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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The fifth annual Beachside Half Marathon will take place Oct.12th at Riverside Park, 3001 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach.

Day-off registrations will be accepted. Race time is 7 a.m. and check in begins at 6 a.m., with an energetic warm up led by CrossFit Vero Beach at 6:30 a.m.

Entry fee is $75 and includes a complimentary pancake breakfast sponsored by Culinary Capers/Grille on the Green, and a long sleeve tech shirt. All proceeds benefit Indian River County Healthy Start Coalition.

Two fun runs for kids have been added to the event this year free of charge: a half mile Kids Smile Run for ages 12 and under sponsored by Dr. Kay C. Betancourt Orthodontics and a 100-yard Toddler Dash for kids four and under sponsored by Mascot Mariner Pete from Marine Bank. The fun runs will be held at 9:45 a.m. and all kids participating will receive a free gift.

Race course turn volunteers and water station attendants are still needed. Those 16 years and older are able to volunteer.

The 13.1 mile course is USATF certified with timing being handled by Runner's Depot using the ChronoTrack Systems D-Tag. A "Get-Your-Carbs-On" packet pick-up party sponsored by Dockside Grille will take place on Friday, Oct.11 5:30-8:30 p.m. at SpringHill Suites, the host hotel.

Online registration is still available at www.beachsidehalfmarathon.org.

For more information or to volunteer call 772-563-9118 or email events@irchealthystart.org.

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