The inaugural “Race Against Bullying” 5-kilometer road race and one-mile fun run/walk will be held  in conjunction with homecoming celebrations for Medomak Valley High School. The 5K will start at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, with the one-mile fun run/walk to begin at 8 a.m.

The 5K race will take place on the Medomak Valley nature trail, while the fun run/walk will take place on the MVHS track.

The race is sponsored by Regional School Unit 40, which previously held a poster contest in its effort to combat bullying, and now will host a road race.

RSU 40 representatives said when they began the project they had hoped to bring awareness of bullying and attention to the anti-bullying cause.

"Bullying has had an effect on almost every person at some point in their lives," said Sandra O'Farrell.

The entry fee is $20 with a t-shirt included, or $10 without a t-shirt included. Preregistration with t-shirt is $18. The t-shirts are sponsored by Hall's Funeral Home.

To register early, make checks payable to RSU 40 and mail checks to Sandra O'Farrell, 1154 Main St., Waldoboro, 04572.

For more information, call O'Farrell at 832-7870.

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