MONMOUTH/INDEPENDENCE -- Registration is under way for the 40th annual Monmouth-Independence Mini-Marathon, a 2.6-mile run and walk that is part of the Fourth of July activities in the two communities.
The race takes place July 4 at 11:30 a.m., starting on Main Street near City Hall in downtown Monmouth and ending in downtown Independence, following the route of the Fourth of July Grand Parade.
Advanced registration fee is $12 for adults and $5 for youths 10 and under. Day-of-race registration west of Monmouth City Hall runs from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. and is $20 for adults and $10 for youths. Online registration can be completed at EclecticEdgeRacing.com. Proceeds from the event benefit a variety of local groups.
Trophies are awarded to the top overall male and female runners, the top overall 40-and-over masters male and female runners, and the top overall male and female walkers. Ribbons are presented to the top three male and female finishers in each of nine age divisions.
For more information: Terry Cable, 503-606-9681 or 503-930-2360.