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Several 5K races set for this week

November 3, 2018 GMT

Several races will be hosted in the Tri-State this week. For more information or to register, visit www.TriStateRacer.com:

Saturday, Nov. 3

• A Heart Like Ava 5K. 9 a.m. Holzer Sycamore Branch. Gallipolis. The race begins and ends at Holzer Sycamore Branch. The course is on the OO McIntyre Park District Holzer Clinic Bike Trail and is fully paved. $25 entry. A Heart Like Ava is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity created in memory of 6 1/2 month old Ava Mae Lasseter who lost her battle with Congenital Heart Defects on May 23, 2014. A Heart Like Ava (AHLA) is dedicated to spreading CHD Awareness, funding CHD research, and supporting other families affected by CHDs.

• K5Kenya 5K Run/Walk+ Kids 1-mile Fun Run. 9 a.m. Valley Park. $25 for 5K, $10 for kids run. The K5Kenya 5K Run/Walk + Kids Fun Run is a fundraising event to raise money to send local Pastor Jeremy Daniels to Kenya on January 8, 2018 to assist with Living Hope High School.

• Ridge Runner 5K. 10 a.m. Rustic Ravines. Genoa. This course will run along a gravel road across the beautiful Hampton Ridge. The course has some slight incline and decline. Don’t be shocked to see some surprise (optional) challenges along the way. $25 entry. Rustic Ravines is committed to giving back to the community. We will be making a donation to Charlie. Charlie is a child in the community who has gone through more than most could ever imagine.