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Northland Teal Run planned Aug. 4 in Brainerd

Posted: July 16, 2013 - 4:28pm

The Brainerd area is expected to be home to more than 500 runners and walkers in this year’s Northland Teal Run, a 5K race that benefits the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance (MOCA).

MOCA is a Minnesota-based non-profit dedicated to funding research and providing support for women and families affected by ovarian cancer. Since its founding in 1999, MOCA has awarded more than $4 million to cancer research in Minnesota and it represents more than 800 survivors.

The Northland Teal Run is a fun, family-friendly 5K race starting at 8 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, at the Northland Arboretum in Brainerd. The run will incorporate a “Diva” theme.

The race is open to runners and walkers of all abilities; $5 of each registration fee benefits MOCA. Participants also have the option of collecting additional pledges, all of which go directly to MOCA.

Participants can register online at http://mnovarian.org/event/northland-teal-run/. Early registration through Wednesday, July 31, is $27 per racer. From Aug. 1 to the morning of the race it is $32.

Racers will receive a T-shirt and race bag as well as food and beverages the morning of the event.

Volunteers are needed for the race. Contact Lauren Donna at ldonna@mnovarian.org with any questions about volunteer registration.

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