Bluffton, Indiana, was nicknamed “The Parlor City” over a century ago because its paved streets (a new phenomenon at the time) made the city “as clean as your parlor."
Blanchard Valley Hospital Rehab & Sports Medicine, along with the Hancock Park District and the Hancock County Convention and Visitors Bureau, is sponsoring the 3rd Annual Flirt with Dirt 5K Trail Run/Walk on Saturday, July 14, at Riverbend Recreational Area in Findlay. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m., the trail race will start at 8:30 a.m. and the walk will begin at 8:40 a.m.
The course for the event is on wood chipped and grass trails with short stretches of asphalt throughout the park area. This is a USA Track & Field certified course.
Awards will be given to the top three male and female runners in each age division.
Cost of the event will be $18 for those who register by June 24. Registration after June 24 and on race day will be $25.
A portion of the race proceeds will be donated to the Hancock Christian Clearing House and the Blanchard Valley Health Foundation.
For more information or to register, go to www.bvhealthsystem.org and complete the online registration or call Chris Webb at 419-306-6272.