Sangamon County Fair officials announce first-annual 5K race

NEW BERLIN - Sangamon County Fair officials have announced they will host the first-annual Sangamon County Fair 5K race on June 13.

Officials say the race will be held at the Sangamon County Fairgrounds in New Berlin.  Registration and check-in will take place at the Gazebo in front of the fairgrounds from 6:30 a.m. until 7:45 a.m., with the race beginning at 8:00 a.m.

The winner of the race will receive two "Big Ticket" passes to the concert of their choice at the fair, and second and third place will receive a free pass to the fair.  Proceeds from this race will benefit the Sangamon County Fair Queen Pageant scholarship, and Queen Pageant contestants will be volunteering during the race.

The cost to enter is $25 per person, or $30 after June 1.  The entry fee will include refreshments and a t-shirt.  For more information, or to register online, visit
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