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The Franklin Cross Country team will be hosting the Grayson Hall Memorial 5K race on Saturday, Nov. 12, at 9 a.m. at Tassee Park on the Little Tennessee Greenway in Franklin.

This is the seventh year for the Grayson Hall Memorial race, which raises money for a Franklin High School scholarship. The idea for the race was conceived by Tiffany Allen, a FHS graduate and cross country runner, as a tribute to a former classmate who was killed in a car accident. Yearly scholarships in his memory have been awarded.

A one-mile fun run/walk will start at 9 a.m., followed by the 5K run. Trophies will go to the top three male and females in both races, plus medals to the winners in each age group. Two gift certificates for a pair of Brooks shoes will be raffled off to registered 5K runners. The top three children 12 and under in the fun run will also win medals.

The course is a fast one, primarily flat and paved, and follows the scenic Greenway alongside the Little Tennessee River. For more information and registration forms contact Denise Davis at (828)524-6467 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . The registration fee is $20 and you can register online at active.com. Registration for students is $15. Those who register before Nov. 4 will receive a free t-shirt.


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