Win a gem at the Ruby Run

out rubyrideThe Ruby Run 5K and 10K will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 1, in Franklin. The annual race that pays homage of the town’s title of gem capital of the world. The winner will take home a 5.5 carat red ruby.

 

The run will head out from the parking lot of Franklin High School. Cost of registration is $20 for the 5K and $25 for 10K until after May 15 when an extra $5 is tacked on for signing up. The run is sponsored by the Franklin Daybreak Rotary and benefits several local charities. Participants can register online.

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