Tomorrow, thousands of runners and walkers will line up to raise money for cancer research and to honor cancer victims and survivors during the 8th annual Sherrys Run in memory of Johnny Keel and Peggie Dill and in honor of Kenny Scott.
The race begins at 8 a.m., and all chip-timed runners will begin lining up at 7:50 at the main branch of Wilson Bank & Trust located on 623 West Main Street in Lebanon. Registration for the race opens at 6:30 a.m. and team pictures will be held at that time as well. Registration for the race on the day of the event is $35.
There will be a silent auction beginning at 7 a.m. and a live auction at 9:10 with many items such as a seven-night stay at a resort in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, a World Class Fishing trip to Alaska, and tickets and airfare to any Kenny Chesney concert in 2012.
The silent auction features items such as an autographed Sugarland guitar, an autographed Charlie Daniels fiddle, an autographed Lee Greenwood book and two CDs and Judge Barry Tatums made-to-order world famous cheesecake. The silent auction will end at 9:30 a.m. and the live auction will end at 9:50.
Awards presented to runners and teams will begin at 9:30 a.m. after the racers cross the finish line. All winners may have their pictures taken at 10 a.m.
All runners and walkers will start the race heading east on West Main Street and will hang a left turn onto North Greenwood Street. The 1-mile mark will be on West Baddour Parkway as the course continues down to Castle Heights Avenue.
Walkers will continue down Castle Heights to the finish line, while runners will turn off Castle Heights Avenue onto Hill Street, back to North Greenwood Street and return down West Main to Wilson Bank & Trust.
With the race beginning at 8 a.m., all motorists should expect delays or for streets to be blocked along West Main Street for the beginning and end of the race.
Also, North Greenwood Street, Hill Street and portions of Castle Heights Avenue will be blocked for the race. You are urged to drive cautiously Saturday morning and follow all detours in place by the Lebanon Police Department.
Sherrys Run in 2010 raised $220,000, and this year, Anna-Lee Cockrill, spokesperson for the event, said they expect to raise the same amount, but pointed out whatever the dollar figure, it will all be used to help others.
All proceeds from the race and auctions will go toward increasing awareness and encourage early detection of colon cancer.
By PATRICK HALL, The Wilson Post
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