On Monday, July 4, 2011, Sully will host its 16th Annual Sully Freedom Fun Run/Walk in connection with the town’s Fourth of July Celebration. The one-mile run/walk will begin at 8 a.m. and the 5K run/walk will start at approximately 8:20 a.m.

Both races will start and finish on the square in Sully. Entry fee for the one-mile is $10 and $15 for the 5K for those registering on or before July 2. T-shirts are guaranteed for registrations postmarked by June 18. Race day fees are $12 for the one-mile and $18 for the 5K. T-shirts are not guaranteed for race-day registrants. Registration table and packet pick-up begins at 7 a.m. and race day registration closes at 7:50 a.m.. Proceeds from this year’s race will go toward the Lynnville-Sully Cross Country Team and Athletic Fund.

A commemorative plaque will be given to the first three overall males and females in the 5Kand to the overall male and female winners in the one- run. Age-group awards will also be given in the 5K. Every participant also will be eligible for many door prizes. In order to get all awards out to participants, please stick participants are asked to stay after the race for the awards ceremony.

Following the races and awards ceremony, runners are invited to take part in a freewill donation pancake breakfast put on by the Sully First Reformed Church youth group, as well as stick around for all of the activities Sully has planned for the day. There will be a parade, carnival games for the kids, and many more events.

If you would like to register for either race or have any questions, please contact Darin Arkema 641-780-3335 or e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Entry forms are also available at the Fitness Sports website www.fitnesssports.com or www.lynnville-sully.k12.ia.us. Make plans to attend this year’s events in Sully.