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Members of the Heartland Half Marathon & 5K committee are asking anyone driving in and around Jasper on the Saturday morning of Labor Day weekend to be on the lookout for road closures as well as runners and walkers.

They ask that you please use caution and have patience in waiting at intersections if runners are coming through.

Road closures will begin at 6:30 am till approximately 7:35 am Saturday, September 3rd and will include Third Avenue from Azura Grill & Café to Mill Street and Mill Street from Third to Ninth Street.

The race begins at 7:30 am Saturday the 3rd, and nearly 450 participants are already registered.

Registration for the races is still being accepted. They can be made online at or .

The registration fee for the half marathon is $70. The 5K registration fee is $25.

For the Team Challenge which is a group of four running the half marathon as a relay, the registration fee is $100 per team. Pre-registrants will receive a technical shirt.

The Heartland Half Marathon & 5K Committee includes:

Michael Kern, Kevin Manley, Kenny Hochgesang, Whitney Hall, Audrey Werner, Sarah Leonard, Randy Russell, Jay Kidwell, Melanie Powell, Tara Bayer, Jay Giesler, Jessica Lindauer, Crystal Buehler, and Jamie Jahn.

The majority of the proceeds from this year’s race will be given to the Phillip R. Dawkins Heart & Vascular Center at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center.

For more information or to help volunteer for this event, call Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center at 812-996-2333.

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