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Sierra Friends Center is hosting the seventh annual 10-kilometer Salmon Run, a 6.2-mile run and walk to raise money for environmental education on Sunday, May 14.

The course begins on Jones Bar Road, heads downhill for 2.5 miles to the South Yuba River, crosses Rush Creek, then hits its toughest point – a .4-mile stretch of steep uphill terrain.

From there the course will take runners and walkers east on Independence Trail and back up Jones Bar to the finish back at Jones Bar Road.

There will be an awards ceremony and food afterward at the Sierra Friends Center.

The race is also part of the Gold Country Grand Prix.

Registration the day of the race, which costs $25 for walkers and $30 for runners, begins at 7:30 a.m. Walkers begin at 8:30 a.m. and runners start at 9 a.m.

For more information visit the Web site, or contact the director, Karen Grosskreutz, at or 273-3183 ext. 25.

Participants can register online at

Fun run for children

at NU on Saturday

The annual Nevada County Kids’ Classic, a fun run for children, will be held Saturday starting at 9 a.m.

Races will be held for boys and girls, three to 14 years old.

Race-day registration costs $12, while parents can run with their children for free. Additional races cost $2 each.

The races will be held at the lower field at Nevada Union High School.

For more informational call Carol Judd at 265-2125.

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