Perfect weekend for a run!

October 6th, 2011 at 11:51 am by under Traffic

If you’re looking for a race to take part in this weekend, here’s one that benefits a good cause and it is taking place in a beautiful location.

The inaugural Monitor Lodge Child ID 5k is the first-ever race on the now-former Fort Monroe. It is also the first race in conjunction with the annual Phoebus Days celebration since 2001. This is truly a memorable occasion, one whose event proceeds will help Monitor Lodge No. 197 purchase a Child ID computer and host more FREE Child ID events. Join us as we celebrate Fort Monroe, Phoebus Days, and our communities while supporting a worthwhile charity.

Be aware there will be race-day street closures Oct 8; on Fort Monroe, traffic at certain locations will be blocked, but the roads won’t be completely closed. This will cause a delay for drivers from 7:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m., maybe 11:00 a.m., depending on when the last runner finishes and the police have left the area. The intersection of Willard Ave and E. Mellon Street, Hampton, 23663 will be closed, however, during this time, and after, due to Phoebus Days activities.

Here’s where you go:
Monitor Lodge No.197
212 E. Mellen Street Hampton, VA
Race day registration: $25, 6:30am to 7:30am Saturday, Oct. 8

This race supports the Virginia Freemason’s Child Identification Program (VACHIP). This unique program helps parents protect their families by better ensuring the safe recovery of a missing child. The VACHIP helps bolster the Amber Alert system through the digitization of a child’s DNA, voice, mannerisms, and photographs onto a CD for parents to keep and provide authorities should the need arise.

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