The temperature may top 90 degrees this Saturday, but during the cool morning hours people will be running for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
The Great Bend Fire Department’s ninth annual 5K and 10K runs for MDA will start at 8 a.m. Saturday in front of Fire Station No. 1, at 1205 Williams St. A 1.8-mile "fun walk" starts at 8:15 a.m., according to Fire Inspector Mark Orth.
Registration will open at 7 a.m. It will cost $14 to enter one of the runs and $12 for the walk. Each entrant will get a T-shirt, "while they last," Orth said. As always, 100 percent of the proceeds will go to the regional MDA chapter.
Plaques will be awarded to the first-place male and female in each of the runs. There will also be medals for the top three male and female runners in each age group, which will be in 10-year increments.
The Muscular Dystrophy Association is the nonprofit health agency dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases by funding worldwide research. MDA also provides comprehensive health care and support services, advocacy and education.