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May 2, 2013

Walk will benefit Operation School Bell

NORMAN — Runners and walkers on Saturday will hit the streets of Norman for Assistance League’s Art & Sole Run. Proceeds from the 5K and 2K run/walks will help put shoes and clothes on area school children, organizers said.

 “Inadequate clothing can be one part of a sad equation that leads children to skip school and have behavioral and academic problems,” said Kalee Ridings, this year’s race director. “Through Operation School Bell, we outfit nearly 1,200 school children each year with new winter coats, clothes, personal hygiene kits and shoes. Every entry from this event helps fund this program.”

 Art & Sole is held in conjunction with the May Fair Arts Festival at Andrews Park in downtown Norman.

 Ridings said the 5K, which begins at 8 a.m.,  is a chip-timed race on a certified course through the center of Norman.

“It’s very family-friendly, and we encourage runners and walkers alike to come out,” Ridings said.

Awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers in each age division.

 The 2K Fun Run/Walk starts at 9 a.m. After it runners are encouraged to hang out to enjoy food, music and artists at May Fair.

 Race-day registration will begin at 7 a.m. at the park. However, Ridings said pre-registration is available between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Friday at ALN’s Chapter House at 809 Wall St.  Cost is $25 in advance and $30 race day. The cost for children 12 and under participating in the 2K Fun Run/Walk is $15. Pre-registered entrants are guaranteed event  T-shirts and goodie bags.

 Ginger Goddard Law Office  is the title sponsor for the event. For information and to register go online at signmeup.com/90021.

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