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Runners will gather to help American Red Cross hurricane relief

Hurricane Florence left a mess in the Carolinas, including plenty of damage to Stanly, Anson and Montgomery counties.

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 at 6 p.m. Sunday.

The run will start and finish at the old entrance to the Stanly County Family YMCA. Individuals can register online 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.

Proceeds will benefit the American Red Cross Stanly County Chapter for Hurricane Florence Relief Fund.

The Stanly County Chapter of the American Red Cross has depleted its water supplies. The one item they are in need of is cases of water. If you can bring a case of water with you to the run/walk it would be appreciated.

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.

Course: Start at the old entrance to the Stanly County Family YMCA. Run to Main Street. Right on Main. Cross the railroad tracks and take a right on the Greenway. Follow the Greenway until you get to 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.