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Olsen 5K Color Run/Walk

MENDOTA – The fourth annual 5K Color Run/Walk Memorial for Aaron Olsen will be held at 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 10. The event begins and ends at the Mendota High School baseball field. Race-day registration is from 7:30-8:30 a.m.

The registration fee is $30 and is due by Aug. 31 to guarantee a T-shirt. There is no guarantee of receiving a T-shirt if the registration is received after that date. Online registration is available at www.GetMeRegistered.com/AaronOlsensColorRun.

The run/walk will take participants around Lake Kakusha and Lake Mendota. Walkers/strollers will start immediately after the runners take off. Also included during the day are a bags tournament, music and food.

For more information, contact Sue Olsen at 815-993-7378 or email suned1@yahoo.com, or Brian Faber at 815-878-7197 or email bofab38@yahoo.com.

Forever Young RUN

ATKINSON — Entries are now being accepted for the fourth annual Jordan Rahn Forever Young Run set for Saturday, Aug. 26, in Atkinson. All race proceeds are used to improve the lives of local children in foster care. For more information or an entry form, call 309-945-7250, email ktvanantwerp@gmail.com or visit http://jordanrahnmemorialrun.org/. Runners can register online at https://runsignup.com/Race/IL/Atkinson/JordanRahnForeverYoungRun.

Skills Camp

SPRING VALLEY — The Illinois Valley Warriors Girls Basketball Team will host a skills camp for all local high school girls on Sunday nights from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 24 through Oct. 22 at Spring Valley JFK School. Cost is $60 and all girls attending will receive a T-shirt For more information, contact Pat Cinotte at 815-228-6164.

River Bandits tryouts

LADD — The Illinois Valley River Bandits 13U Boys Baseball travel team is having tryouts for the 2018 season at noon Sunday, Aug. 13, at Kennedy Park at 900 E. Locust in Ladd. Players cannot turn 14 years old before May 1, 2018, for the 13 U team. Practice will begin in January.

Players will be evaluated in throwing, fielding and batting. Please bring proper equipment for the positions you will want to play. The fee is expected to remain the same at $300. The fees pay for player uniforms, tournament entry fees, umpires for local games and equipment.

For information, contact Michael Pillion at Pillion97@yahoo.com.

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