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Raspberry Festival 5K set to run Aug. 6

Registration is open for the 10K Fun Run and 5K Run/Walk that kicks off the day of family fun at Raspberry Festival on Aug. 6. The event will by chip-timed by Cyrus B. Hall, Assistant Cross Country/Track & Field Coach of Lewis-Clark State College. Beginning at 8 a.m. in front of the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude, the course follows an out-and-back route on a quiet, paved country road. The stretch offers views of the Seven Devils mountains, Salmon River breaks, Gospel-Hump Wilderness Area and the Camas Prairie, making the Raspberry Festival Fun Run one of the most scenic run/walk events in Idaho.

The course has an incline over the first 1.75 miles (a rise in elevation of 200 feet), then levels off. The course is marked with 5K and 10K turnarounds.

The 10K turnaround is at the historic Holy Cross Church in Keuterville.

Participants receive a commemorative event T-shirt. Awards are given in each running race in eight age categories.

The Raspberry Festival Fun Run & Walk is part of an annual fundraiser to benefit the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude in Cottonwood. Runners are encouraged to enjoy the Raspberry Festival following the race.

Registration is $20 per person or $17/each for teams of five or more. Registrations received the day of the race are $25. Register online at


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