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Olympic record-holder to appear at Avondale Elementary School 5K race

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Olympic record-holder to appear at Avondale Elementary School 5K race

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Participants in the second-annual Avondale Elementary School Runs the World 5K and Fun Run on Sept. 29 will see a famous face in the crowd: Kevin Young, Olympic hurdler, will cheer on runners during the race.

The race is the Avondale Elementary School Education Foundation’s (AESEF) signature fundraiser. This year’s funds will go toward the school’s STEM program and outdoor spaces, according to an AESEF press release.

Kevin Young broke Edwin Moses’ 1980 400m hurdles world record at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.

“We are excited to have Kevin join us for the second year, encouraging us all to push ourselves and be our very best,” AESEF President Keith Sagers said. “We are all here to support our school and to ensure our students have the resources they need to be their very best.”

The fun run starts at 8 a.m., and the 5K race starts at 8:30 a.m. Both start and end at Avondale Elementary School and wind through the residential streets of Avondale Estates.

Registration is open through September 26. Costs are $30 for the 5K and $19 for the fun run. Register here. Same-day registration will also be available ($35 for 5K and $20 for fun run).

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