(Alton, IL) Area residents are invited to participate in the Alton Marketplace 14th Annual Challenge of the Bluffs Run on Saturday, October 9, at 8 a.m. Beginning at 200 West Third Street in front of the Riverbender Community Center, runners will make their way up a scenic, yet challenging route and finish on 4th Street at Mac’s Time Out. Participants have the option of a five mile run or a two mile walk.

The entry fee is $20 per entrant if registration is postmarked by October 4 and $25 after. Runners will receive a long-sleeved t-shirt and a goodie bag provided by area vendors as well as division awards and post-race refreshments.

Area physician, Arthur Langston, D.C., M.S., of the Piasa Pain Center, will be on site to assist runners with any questions they may have regarding sports medicine.

Event sponsor opportunities are available at several different levels. For more information on participating or sponsoring, please call the Alton Marketplace at 618-466-1016 or visit us online at www.altonmarketplace.com.

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