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See Ed run

Amy Roby

The Douglas County Education Foundation’s second annual Run Ed Run 5K, 10K and Kids’ Fun Run is Oct. 10. The organization hopes to raise $10,000 to kick off the 10k run on 10/10/10.

In this family event, participants can walk, run or stroll either the 5k or 10k course, which start and end at Douglas High School. The school demonstrating the greatest school spirit will earn $1,000 in prize money.

Bounce houses and health-related booths are open, and the CareFlight helicopter and fire trucks will be on hand at the event.

Register in person at Carson Valley Sports on Topsy Lane, or at Indigo Restaurant & Bar in Minden Village the evening before the race. Those already registered can pick up their race packets at Indigo that same evening. Race day registrations are accepted with an additional $5 fee.

Indigo hosts the “10K You Don’t Have to Run” silent auction and social mixer, 5-9 p.m. Oct. 9, featuring a Runner’s Special dinner and drink choices including a red apple martini. Information, 782-4300.

Silent auction items include a Round Hill Pines beach pass, glider ride from Soar Nevada, two nights at Sorensen’s Resort, a lesson and full round of golf from Carson Valley Golf Course, $50 gift certificate to Indigo, selections from Battle Born Wine, a 2-for-1 balloon ride from Balloon Nevada, a jet ski rental from H2O sports.

Fees for the 5K are $20, adult and $10 for youth 19 and younger. Fees for the 10K are $25, adults and $15, youth. Cost is $5 for the quarter-mile Fun Run open to age 12 and younger.

Donations are welcome. Proceeds fund grants for schools and the Education Foundation’s annual Teacher of the Year luncheon.

Douglas County Education Foundation is community volunteers dedicated to raising funds for our schools. They have donated more than $500,000 in grants to teachers in the Douglas County School District. Last year they received $48,000 in requests, of which they were able to fund about $14,000. Information, douglascounty

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