Running, walking series benefits Apache Junction High athletics

I Run For Prospector Football participants will receive a medal at the finish line, May 5 at Flatiron Park. (Submitted photo)

Join Apache Junction Parks and Recreation and Apache Junction High School Athletics for the pilot program — I Run For Prospector Football.

The Prospector Football program will host the last event in the spring downtown running series on Saturday, May 5 featuring the run/walk at Flatiron Park located 100 N. Apache Trail, according to a press release.

Check-in starts at 8:30 a.m. and the run/walk will start promptly at 9 a.m. Runners will have a choice of distances from two to four miles in length and walkers will be able to enjoy the two-mile route.

All participants will receive a medal at the finish line, the release noted.

Team members and parents will be on-site volunteering and drumming up registrants for the event. The cost is $20 per person to enter with all proceeds to benefit the team by helping fund uniforms, clinics, equipment, and camp expenses.

Visit the registration page at www.ajcity.net/irun4aj or go to the MGC at 1035 N. Idaho Road.

For more information on this program or other programs and services, contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 480-983-2181 or visit www.ajcity.net/parks.

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