James Sun Memorial 5K April 28

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The James Sun Memorial 5K Race will be held in Old Trail Village Saturday, April 28.

James Sun, a member of the current sophomore class at Western Albemarle High School, was killed in a car accident while skateboarding near his home July 20, 2011. The 5K race, organized by James’s former classmates, will raise funds to install a tree and plaque in his memory at Western.  At the request of the Sun family, additional funds raised will go to The Compassionate Friends, a non-profit group that supports parents who have lost a child.

The 5K course will begin and end at the Old Trail Village Center and follow most of the Lindy Bain Cross Country Course. Registration begins at 7:45 a.m.; race start is 9 a.m.

To register, visit the Ragged Mountain Running Shop website to download the form. Volunteers are also needed; email the sophomore class of WAHS at: [email protected]

Pre-registrations must be post-marked or delivered by April 21. Cost is $10 for those 18 and under, $20 for those over 18. Registration at the race will cost $25.

Prizes will be awarded to the three top finishers in each age group.

For race details visit the Facebook event “James Sun Memorial 5K,” or raggedmountainrunning.com/the-racing-scene, or email [email protected]