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For the third straight year, the United Way of 1000 Lakes is hosting a Lumberjack themed fun run, starting and finishing on the grounds of Old Central School.

The run takes place on Saturday, September 7 at 9 a.m. Registration and check-in begins at 8 a.m.

The course starts at the northwest corner of Old Central School, around Ice Lake, winds through the Itasca County Fair Grounds and returns to Old Central School.

Runners and walkers can register online at Registration fees are $25 per adult (13 and older) and $15 for ages 6-12. Kids 5 and under have free admittance, however, t-shirts are additional.

Registrants receive a 2019 collectible t-shirt designed by Jenny Farber of Chaotic Beauty Artistry.

Post-race party at the finish that includes pancake breakfast, music, and activities for the entire family.

United Way works to solve some of our region’s toughest challenges, like homelessness and poverty. They are committed to building a community where people have homes, students graduate, and families are financially stable.

Sidebar: United Way is also pairing the event with a Virtual Challenge to kick start their fundraising efforts. Now through Sept. 7, students, families, friends, and work colleagues can team up and do some good for their community. The challenge is for anyone who wants to have some competitive fun while helping to further impact in the areas of education, income, health. Start a fundraiser today and help provide struggling children with positive mentors; connect Veteran’s and others with mental health and supportive services; and connect families with the crisis services they need to get back on their feet. Individuals raising $100 or more receive a free run entry. Plus, additional prizes awarded to top fundraisers. To become a fundraiser or support a team, visit, or call 218-999-7570.

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