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Covington YMCA gears up for 11th annual Cheerios Challenge
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On Saturday, April 21 the Covington family YMCA will be hosting the 11th annual Cheerios Challenge on the square. The event will begin at 7:30 a.m. with the 10K run. The one mile fun run will begin at 9 a.m. followed by the 5K run beginning at 9:30 a.m. All races will start and finish at the Covington Family YMCA located at 2140 Newton Drive.

"The great thing about the race is the fact it is USATF certified," event coordinator Kacie Brown said. "Anyone who plans of running in the Atlanta Journal Constitution's Peachtree Road Race on July 4th can qualify here first."

Citizens can pre-register up through April 13. Prices will be $15 for the 10K, $12 for the one mile fun run, $25 for the 5K, and $45 for a family of four to register together to compete in the race. After pre-registration, prices will increase to $20, $15, $35, and $60
"There will be a $100 cash price for the first male and female to break the course records for the 10K and 5K," Brown continued.

The best time for a male running the 5K is 31 minutes and 16 seconds and for the 5K it is 14minutes and 48 seconds. Female times include a previous record of 37 minutes and 52 seconds for the 10K and 17 minutes and 15 seconds for the 5K. Prizes will be presented in other areas as well.