NEO to host Empire Challenge Run/Walk for Youth |

NEO to host Empire Challenge Run/Walk for Youth

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What: NEO Empire Challenge Run/Walk for Youth

When: 7 a.m. (registration), 8 a.m. (start), Saturday

Where: Empire Mine State Park

Cost: $25 (adults), $15 (17 and under), $15 (walk)

New Events and Opportunities (NEO) will stage the first NEO Empire Challenge Run/Walk for Youth. The event is the 10th race in the Gold Country Grand Prix, and will be held Saturday at Empire Mine State Park.

The start and finish of this 4.2-mile run and two- mile walk will take place in the main parking lot on East Empire Street. Cost is $25 for adults, and $15 for participants 17 years and under. The two-mile walk is $15. Fees include a t-shirt. Registration is 7-7:45 a.m. with the race/walk starting at 8 a.m.

Gene Gilligan, who directs the Daffodil Run, said he is very excited to be working with NEO on this run.

NEO empowers youth to make healthy lifestyle choices by providing New Events and Opportunities in a safe environment that encourages youth success and contributes to a healthier community, according to its website

The course is considered very challenging as it is all trails going up and around Osborne Hill at Empire Mine.

There will be plenty of course monitors and lots of music and entertainment along the trails. Contact NEO at 530-470-3869 or Gilligan at 530-263-7386 for registration information.

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