Walla Walla Crush Walk/Run slated Oct. 20

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WALLA WALLA — Registration is now open for the eighth annual Walla Walla Crush 1-mile/5K/10K Walk/Run on Oct. 20.

Participants will have an opportunity to spend a fall morning walking or jogging through local vineyards. The course winds through Pepper Bridge, North Star, Va Piano, and Gifford-Hirlinger Vineyards.

Choices are a 1-mile walk along a dirt road through Pepper Bridge Vineyard; a 5K route through Pepper Bridge and North Star Vineyards; and a 10K course that adds two more vineyards, Va Piano and Gifford-Hirlinger.

The course consists of both dirt two track and paved roads. The terrain is varied with some short hills. A portion of the 10K is on paved county road.

Prizes will be awarded to the top male and female finishers for the 5K and 10K in seven age categories. All entrants are eligible for additional prize drawings and fresh fruit and other refreshments served after the event.

The 2012 Walla Walla Crush is hosted by the Children’s Home Society Washington of Walla Walla with the assistance of local sponsors.

To register or for more information, go to active.com or call Debi Allesio at 509-529-2130 or email debia@chs-wa.org.

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