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Camy 5K Run & David 5K Walk upcoming

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The USATF-certified 17th annual Camy 5K Run & David 5K Walk will be held on Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Walpole Italian-American Club, 109 Stone St., Walpole. The Camy 5K Run is at 10 a.m., the David 5K Walk at 9:50 a.m., and the free Rosina Fun Run of 50 yards for kids 11 and under at 9:30 a.m.

Over $55,000 has been raised for charitable organizations such as the Walpole Community Food Pantry; Norwood Hospital Oncology/Hematology Clinic/Lab; One Fund Boston; building improvements at the Norwood/Foxboro oncology department; Matty Eappen Foundation (to prevent abusive child head trauma); Walpole I-A Club (including the purchase of defibrillators); and legendary running coach Bill Squires’s “Run Smart” fund that provides assistance to economically-challenged student-athletes.

Registration is a $20 non-refundable fee ($15 for 16 & under, 70 & older) postmarked by Monday, Nov. 6; there will be a $25 non-refundable fee for all ages on race day from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Free tee-shirts will be given to the first 100 run/walk entrants. There will be over 60 awards. Food and water will be available.

There are also two huge raffles (must be present to win): a free runner/walker raffle, and a separate ticket-purchase raffle with one-of-a-kind items, autographed memorabilia, and collectibles from running legends Bill Rodgers, Joan Benoit Samuelson, Frank Shorter, and others. The raffle will also feature clothing, gift certificates, and more.

For more information and/or a race application, visit paulclerici.com/camydavid5k, call (508-668-2249), email camydavid5k@yahoo.com, or send a SASE to Camy 5K, c/o Paul Clerici, P.O. Box 99, South Walpole, Ma 02071.

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