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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Fair race registration opens

  • Ready, set, register. Online sign-up for the approaching Pottawatomie County Free Fair's Sept. 5 athletic events is now accessible.
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  • Ready, set, register. Online sign-up for the approaching Pottawatomie County Free Fair’s Sept. 5 athletic events is now accessible.
    The main spectacle, the 7 p.m. CowPie 5K, is a timed race for the entire community.
    “The top male and female will get a trophy,” fair co-manager Stormi Marlow detailed. “There are seven different age groups. The top three in each get a medal, and every participant gets a ribbon.”
    The 1 Mile Fun Run sounds off 15 minutes later, as does the 1 Mile Crazy Cowboy Run. The cowboy event, a wild race of western proportions, requires participants run in their boots.
    “The fastest runner gets a pair of boots, donated by the Shawnee Feed Center,” Marlow said.
    Children have access to an additional event; the free Fit N Fun. Children can get inside the big inflatable, which acts as a roller over water. Fit N Fun is open Sept. 5 and 6, 9-10 a.m.
    Internet registration for the 5K and 1 Mile races is located at www.freefair.org. In-person registration is available the day of the events, at 5:30 p.m. Prices depend on the selected race. T-shirts will be available for additional purchase.
    The fair settles into the Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center Sept. 3-6.
              

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