Lighthouse Dash 5k to benefit Children's Task Force

By BETH BUNCH,
The Petal Children’s Task Force with the help of title sponsor, Hardees, will hold the sixth annual Lighthouse Dash 5K run and two-mile walk at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 14. Race day registration gets underway at 7 a.m. at the Petal Civic Center, 712 S. Main St.
The PCTF is a non-profit organization that provides food assistance for the children of Petal.
The race is directed by PCTF board member Dee Dee Lowery and timed by Audrey Jackson of Diva Timing.
Pre-registration fees are $25 and must be postmarked by April 4. Late registration during packet pick up, from 5-7 p.m. April 13 at the Civic Center, is $30, as is race day registration. Pine Belt Pacer members can pre-register for $20.
Breakfast will be provided by Waffle House. 
Door prizes include cash and a one-week stay at Ramon’s Village in Belize. Extra chances are available for $10.
All participants are guaranteed a short sleeve T-shirt if they are pre-registered by April 4.
Awards in the 5K will be presented to the Overall, Master and Grandmaster finishers in both male and female categories. In the 5K, age-group award will be given to the Top 3 male and female finishers in 13 age categories.
Walk award will be presented to the Top 3 overall male and female and the oldest and youngest walker. No running is allowed in the walking event.
For more information, visit petalchildrenstaskforce.org.

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