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Open Registration Under Way For South Salem Memorial Day Races

en percent of the registration fees from this year's Memorial Day Fair races will go to benefit the Forever Molly & Gregory Fund. Pictured: Molly and Gregory Friedlander, in memory of Molly, Gregory and their mother, Amy Friedlander.
en percent of the registration fees from this year's Memorial Day Fair races will go to benefit the Forever Molly & Gregory Fund. Pictured: Molly and Gregory Friedlander, in memory of Molly, Gregory and their mother, Amy Friedlander. Photo Credit: File

SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. – Online registration for the 2015 South Salem Memorial Day Races is now open.

Both the 10K and 5K events offer a run near Lake Truesdale and surrounding roads. Strollers are welcome in the 5K; no pets allowed for either the 5K or 10K events. Water stations are placed every mile throughout the race and offered by local neighbors. Trophies will be awarded to the top male and female for each event as well as to top runners by age group.

For the sixth year, the Challenge Run will be offered; run both the 5K and 10K and scores will be combined to place top runners in the overall event.

Race fee for the 10K is $35; 5K is $35; and Challenge Run is $45; processing fees will also be applied.

The Mile Fun Run is recommended for children ages 8-12; however, with parent consent, younger ages are welcome to give it a try. Youths start at the Lewisboro Library and run north to Gilbert Street and back. This event is timed with awards given in 12U, 10U and 8U categories. All children receive a festive ribbon for their efforts. The Mile Fun Run starts at 10:45 a.m. Online registration fee is $15 for this event plus a processing fee.

To inspire future runners, Pee Wee Races will be offered for 2-8 year olds. Online registration fee is $15 for this event plus processing fee. Each child receives a t-shirt and official race number. Pee Wee races take place just after the Mile Fun Run with the racecourse in front of the library. Each age is separated into their own group. These races are not timed and consist of 25- to 50-yard dashes. They finish with plenty of time to get a seat for the town parade.

Forms can be picked up at the library and S.S. Presbyterian Church starting in May.

Online registration ends May 21 at midnight.

As in past years, 10 percent of each registration fee will be donated to The Forever Molly and Gregory Fund. The Fund was established in partnership with the Katonah Lewisboro Foundation in memory of Molly, Gregory and their mother, Amy Friedlander.

There will also be a Forever Molly and Gregory Fund table at the races and the Memorial Day Fair.

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