Tuck­a­hoe Habi­tat host­ing 5k Satur­day

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DEN­TON — Tuck­a­hoe Habi­tat for Hu­man­ity will host its eighth an­nual 5k Run Satur­day, Oct. 1, in down­town Den­ton.

The 5k run is on a cer­ti­fied course and starts at 9 a.m. with sign-in at 8 a.m. There will be a team chal­lenge event for five-mem­ber teams par­tic­i­pat­ing in the 5k in­clud­ing churches, schools and busi­nesses.

— Tuck­a­hoe Habi­tat for Hu­man­ity will host its eighth an­nual 5k Run Satur­day, Oct. 1, in down­town Den­ton.

The 5k run is on a cer­ti­fied course and starts at 9 a.m. with sign-in at 8 a.m. There will be a team chal­lenge event for five-mem­ber teams par­tic­i­pat­ing in the 5k in­clud­ing churches, schools and busi­nesses.

Reg­is­tra­tion for the Den­ton 5k will be held at the Com­mu­nity Arts Way, down­town Den­ton at Gay Street, be­tween 3rd and 4th streets. In­di­vid­ual reg­is­tra­tion is $30 and team reg­is­tra­tion is $125. Awards will be given to top male and fe­male over­all times and mas­ter cham­pi­ons as well as top two fin­ish­ers in each age group and best show­ing team.

The 5k run ben­e­fits Habi­tat’s mis­sion to pro­vide de­cent, af­ford­able, en­ergy-ef­fi­cient homes to fam­i­lies in Car­o­line and Queen Anne’s coun­ties who are liv­ing in sub­stan­dard hous­ing.

In 2015, the event raised about $10,000 and the race fea­tured more than 70 run­ners of all ages, in­clud­ing teams from North Car­o­line High School and Ridgely, Federalsburg and Den­ton el­e­men­tar y schools.

“We like to be part­ners with the com­mu­nity,” said Tuck­a­hOe Habi­tat Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor Bill Cle­mens at the 2015 5k run. “We are work­ing with Den­ton in this part­ner­ship. To me, it is nat­u­ral to have the run here be­cause the neigh­bor­hood we are build­ing is here.

“We work with the arts coun­cil, down­town and the Main Street peo­ple to co­or­di­nate the busi­nesses and try to get ev­ery­one in town in­volved,” he said. “It is good for ev­ery­one. We ap­pre­ci­ate the com­mu­nity as a whole gath­er­ing to­gether to help our cause.”

To reg­is­ter for the 5k run in Den­ton, call 410-479-9200 or email cchfh@com­cast.com, or visit www.tuck­a­hoe habi­tat.org for reg­is­tra­tion in­for­ma­tion.

PHOTO BY DUSTIN HOLT

El­lie Mills com­pletes the 2015 Tuck­a­hoe Habi­tat 5k Run in down­town Den­ton. Mills fin­ished first in the 14-and -un­der girls’ class.

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