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Brookhaven booster club to host 5K

Photo submitted/ All proceeds from the first “Run with the Panthers” event will benefit the 2015 district champion Brookhaven high school cross county teams, pictured above.

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All proceeds from the first “Run with the Panthers” event will benefit the 2015 district champion Brookhaven high school cross county teams, pictured above.

The Brookhaven High School Cross Country booster club will host the first “Run with the Panthers” 5K run/walk and 1 mile fun run July 30 at the Chamber of Commerce in downtown Brookhaven.

Registration for the event at 7:30 a.m. and 5K run/walk starts at 8:30 a.m. The mile fun run is set to follow at 9:30 a.m. The cost is $20 for 5K run/walk and $10 for the mile fun run if those who wish to participate re-register by July 25.

All proceeds will benefit the Brookhaven High School Cross Country team.
T-shirts commemorating the event will be available, but only for those who register early. Extras may or may not be available for those who register the day of the race.

After July 25 up to race day, the cost is $25 for 5K run/walk and $15 for the mile fun run.  Julie Pounds, one of the event coordinators, said she was hoping for a big turnout at the Panther’s first annual race event.

Awards will be given to the top three overall males and females and the top three children ages 12 and under.

“I would like to especially thank all of our sponsors for their support of our team,” Pounds said. “We couldn’t put this event on for our kids without the community help.”

Gold Level sponsors of the event are Bank of Brookhaven, Dungan Engineering, Mike Whatley Honda, Sullivan Ford Lincoln, Hurst Review Services and Brookhaven OB-GYN Associates, P.A.

The event’s Silver Level Sponsors are Fox’s Pizza Den, State Bank, Trustmark, Wal-greens, Wal-Mart, Hibbett Sports, GNC, Hobie’s Sports and Outdoors, KDMC, Snap Fitness and Road ID.

The BHS Cross Country Team is coached by Kevin Bower and Shannon Knott. Last year, the BHS boys’ and girls’ cross country teams were district champs. With most of last year’s runners returning, they are anticipating a great 2016 season.

To have a race registration form e-mailed or to volunteer to help at the race, please contact Julie Pounds at jmpounds@hotmail.com or Leslie Britt at leslieb873@gmail.com.
In order to pre-register, complete the form and mail with payment to 2180 Turpin Rd. NE, Brookhaven, MS 39601. Checks should be made payable to the BHS Cross Country booster club.