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Don Osborne Memorial Run Slated In February

The Oakdale Lions Club is hosting the 31st annual Don Osborne Memorial Run, with registration being taken now.

Both a 5k run and a one-mile run/walk will be offered with race day set for Saturday, Feb. 4.

The race begins and ends at the William Meyer Park area, at East G Street and South Second Avenue, Oakdale, behind the Oakdale Library. The course is on flat, paved city streets with traffic control provided. The run is held, rain or shine, and pre-registration costs are $20 for adults, $10 for children ages nine to 18; under nine run for free. Race day registration is $25.

Make checks payable to: Oakdale Lions Club and mail to P.O. Box 550, Oakdale, CA 95361.

There are separate male and female divisions and age groups for each race. The one-mile run/walk categories are five and under; 6 to 9; 10 to 12; 13 to 15; 16 to 19; 20 to 29; 30 to 39; 40 to 49; 50 to 59; 60 to 69; 70 to 79; and 80-plus.

The age divisions are the same for the 5k run, with the exception of no age category for five and under in that race.

For more information, contact Alan at 209-602-8821 or email him at

Awards are presented following the conclusion of both races. There are gift certificates presented to the overall male and female winners in both races along with medal awards for the top three finishers in each age division of the two races. Light snacks, fruit and juice will be available to all participants.

Race day registration packet pick up runs from 8 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.

The one-mile run/walk steps off at 9 a.m. and the 5k run starts at 9:30 a.m.