Haywood Heroes 5K to make first annual debut

The Haywood Heroes 5K Road Race and 1-mile Fun Run honoring emergency service personnel who gave their lives in the line of duty will be held Saturday, Nov. 6, in Canton.

The race is sponsored by the Canton Lions Club and the Development Association. It will begin at the Canton Armory at 9 a.m. and follow a route through Canton’s historic neighborhoods and downtown district. The 1-mile Fun Run for children will begin at 10 a.m.

A monument will be erected to memorialize those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice to help individuals in need and to keep our county safe.

Cost is $20 in advance, or $25 day-of for the 5K and includes a T-shirt. The fun run is free. Day-of registration will begin at 7 a.m.

www.gloryhoundevents.com or 828.508.9608.

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