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Franklin 5K coming to the greenway

The Franklin Cross Country team will hold the Grayson Hall Memorial 5K race on Saturday, Nov. 12, at 9 a.m. at Tassee Park on the Little Tennessee Greenway in Franklin. There will also be a one-mile fun run/walk.

This is the seventh year for the Grayson Hall Memorial race, which raises money for a Franklin High School scholarship. The idea for the race was conceived by Tiffany Allen, a FHS graduate and cross country runner, as a tribute to a former classmate who was killed in a car accident. Yearly scholarships in his memory have been awarded since.

Trophies will go to the top three male and females in both races, plus medals to the winners in each age group. Two gift certificates for a pair of Brooks shoes will be raffled off to registered 5K runners. The top three children ages 12 and under in the fun run will also win medals.

The course is a fast one, primarily flat and paved, and follows the scenic greenway alongside the Little Tennessee River. The registration fee is $20 and you can register online at Registration for students is $15. Those who register before Nov. 4 will receive a free T-shirt.

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