NEW MADRID - Area residents can take part in a 5K run/walk that combines health, history and helping a good cause.
The New Madrid Fall Festival 5K run/walk, set for Sept. 22, will take participants by historic homes and sites and along the Mississippi River before ending at SEMO Health Network, the sponsor of the event along with the city of New Madrid and the New Madrid Chamber of Commerce.
This is the third year SEMO Health Network has sponsored the run. Sarah Ezell, marketing director, explained, the organization does it as a way to promote a healthy lifestyle and to help the Fall Festival.
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