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New Iron Rail Days 5K announced

New Iron Rail Days 5K announced
Inaugural event set for Sept. 19
MOUNT SAVAGE -- The historic town of Mount Savage was a bustling mini-metropolis of about 5,000 people about 150 years ago. Most of them worked in the brick, rail or mining industries.

Runners of all ages and abilities are able to see where they lived, worked and banked on Saturday, Sept. 19 in the first Iron Rail Days 5K run and 1-mile run/walk. Both events start at 8:30 a.m. with race-day registration beginning at 7:30 a.m.

The 5K (3.1-mile) run is open to anyone of any age. The 1-mile run/walk is open to children and adults who aren't quite ready for a 5K or would prefer to take it easy on that particular day. Both routes finish along Old Row Road and pass through Old Pioneer Park, the Mount Savage Museum and the partially unearthed iron furnace.

Entry forms will be available in early June. Registration will open at that time. Proceeds from both the 5K and 1-mile events will benefit the Mount Savage Historical Society. The event kicks off the historical society's two-day festival to celebrate the town's rich history. For more festival information, visit www.mountsavagehistoricalsociety.org.

The event is sponsored by the Mountain Maryland Marathon Club, the Mount Savage Historical Society and TriStateRunnur.com For more information on the first Iron Rail Days 5K run and 1-mile run/walk, log on www.mountainMDmarathon.org or call (240) 522-0276. Those interested also can e-mail run@mountainMDmarathon.org with questions or comments.