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Moonlight Run will kick off in Eagle River this weekendSubmitted: 07/09/2015
Story By Jeanine Ilacqua

Moonlight Run will kick off in Eagle River this weekend
EAGLE RIVER - Hundreds of people will ditch their pajamas and lace up their sneakers this weekend, when The second annual Moonlight Run starts up in Eagle River on Saturday, July 11.


There will be a 1K at 9 p.m. for kids under 10 years old. The 5K run and walk will start at 10 p.m. The route starts at the railroad depot in downtown Eagle River.

Downtown businesses will stay open late for a Moonlight Madness Sidewalk Sale.

The kid's carnival will begin at 6 p.m.

"The run is kind of a unique event," said Northland Pines physical education teacher Josh Rhode. "Most runs are held in the morning and this one is at night. Obviously, it gets dark. People will have glow-sticks on. I think the energy builds throughout the day to become a really great event." 

The proceeds benefit the Pines Community Wellness Center, a community fitness center based out of Northland Pines High School.

"We want to keep those doors open as much as possible," said Rhode. "The more we can keep that fitness center open, the more our kids, our students, the community, the public, and anyone who comes in and visits the town can come in and utilize that great fitness center."

Registration will stay open until Saturday.

For more information or to register, visit the link below.


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