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Race this weekend: Cheerios Challenge
Race this weekend: Cheerios Challenge

COVINGTON, Ga. -- What started as a YMCA program to encourage healthy habits in children has grown to an annual event in Covington.

The 14th annual Cheerios Challenge will be held Saturday, Apr. 18 at the Covington Family YMCA.

Runners have the option of competing in a 10K or a 5K. There will also be a 1-mile fun run and a Trix Tot Trot for the kids.

Registration is $25 for the 5K and 10K, $17 for the 1-miler, $8 for the tot trot, or $70 for a family four-pack of race entries. Runners in the 10K, 5K and 1-miler will receive T-shirts, while tot trot runners will be given medals. All participants will also be treated to family-friendly activities at the finish line.

Cash prizes will be granted to any runners who can break the course records:

Men: 14:48
Women: 17:15

Men: 31:16
Women: 37:52

Visit active.com for more information and to sign up. The Covington Family YMCA is located at 2140 Newton Drive. Proceeds from the race will benefit the Y's scholarship program.

The Cheerios Challenge is a USATF-certified course and an AJC Peachtree Road Race qualifier. Learn more about the 2015 Peachtree.