Registration is now open for the fifth annual Run for the Next Generation 5K and Kids’ Fun Run, hosted by Hitachi Computer Products of Norman.

The annual event, set for Sept. 27 at Hitachi, benefits local nonprofit Center for Children and Families Inc. in its mission to improve the lives of children in the community.

Registration is $25 for adult runners (12 and up) and $8 for children (5-11 years). The first 150 runners, and first 30 children registered will receive a runner’s bag and official race T-shirt.

The race will take place at 8 a.m. at Hitachi, 1800 E. Imhoff Road. Same-day registration is available, beginning at 6:30 a.m.

The USA Track and Field Certified course is chip-timed for competitive runners, but all runners and walkers are invited to participate. Medals are available in 11 age group categories.

The second annual Kids’ Fun Run occurs shortly after the completion of the 5K.

Runners may register by Sept. 24 online at,, at CCFI or call 364-1420.

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