RUNNING: Registration open for 41st annual Monmouth-Independence Mini-Marathon

MONMOUTH -- Registration is now being accepted for the 41st annual Monmouth-Independence Fourth of July Mini-Marathon, presented by Monmouth Fitness Club and Brooks & Terry's Espresso.The 2.6-mile run and walk is mostly downhill and follows the Fourth of July parade route through Monmouth and Independence. The race starts at 11:30 a.m. outside Monmouth City Hall, 151 W. Main St., and ends at the old Independence City Hall building, 240 Monmouth St.Registration fee is $15 for adults and $5 for youths 9 and under in advance; $20 adults and $10 youths the day of the race. Day-of-race entries will be accepted from 7 to 10:30 a.m. Entry forms are available online as well as at Monmouth Fitness Club, Brooks & Terry's Espresso and Gallagher Fitness in Salem.An age-group awards ceremony follows the event. Proceeds benefit local charities.For more information:


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