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Uwharrie Running, YMCA to host 5K run/walk for Hurricane Florence relief

Hurricane Florence left a mess in the Carolinas, including plenty of damage to Stanly, Anson and Montgomery County. Vac & Dash, in conjunction with the Uwharrie Running Club, Stanly County Family YMCA and American Red Cross – Stanly County Chapter, will host the Hurricane Florence Relief Run/Walk 5K.

The run/walk will be Sunday evening, September 23rd at 6 p.m. The run will start and finish at the old entrance to the Stanly County Family YMCA. Runners can register on-line at runsignup.com or at Vac & Dash. Packet pick-up and event day registration will begin at 5 p.m. at the YMCA at the First Street entrance.

For runners that are unable to make it to Albemarle for the Sunday night run, runners can run on their own time in one’s own city. The Uwharrie Running Club has set up a virtual run which will allow runners to participate anywhere.

Also, those wishing to make an donation can do that also as we have set-up a donation page.

Proceeds to benefit the American Red Cross Stanly County Chapter for Hurricane Florence Relief Fund. The Stanly County Chapter of the American Red Cross has depleted their water supplies. The one item they are in need of is cases of water which participants are asked to bring.

The goal is to raise $5,000 and 200 cases of bottled water for the American Red Cross – Stanly County Chapter for Hurricane Florence Relief.

Sunday’s course will start at the old entrance to the Stanly County Family YMCA. Runner will head to Main Street, turn right and cross the railroad tracks then take a right on the Greenway. Following the Greenway, runners will reach the water station at the corner of Salisbury and U.S. 52. Turn around and reverse the course back to the YMCA.

For more information, call Vac & Dash at (704) 983-3274.

About Charles Curcio

Charles Curcio was the sports editor of the Stanly News & Press from 1999-2001 and has currently served in the same capacity since 2008. He was awarded the NCHSAA Tim Stevens Media Representative of the Year and named CNHI Sports Editor of the Year in 2014. He has also been honored twice by the North Carolina Press Association.

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