Nitty Gritty Dirt Dash benefiting Children's Champions Network

The registration period is open now for the second annual Nitty Gritty Dirt Dash.


The April 12 event is patterned after increasingly popular warrior runs, and Camp Alexander Director Damon Leiss said the course is coming together. Aside from that, he says it's vital to support activities like this to help area kids.

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Proceeds benefit Camp Alexander, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Flint Hills and Emporia Child Care -- known together as the Childrens Champions Network. Big Brothers Big Sisters Director Andrea Landgren says this is a fun showcase for getting the word out about all three organizations.

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Emporia Child Care Director Deb Crowl says funds are needed as the child care network continues the transition from several locations across town to the former National Teachers Hall of Fame headquarters at 1320 C of E Drive.

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Cost is $25, and participation is limited to people ages 14 and older. For more information, go online to www.campalexander.org or www.emporia.edu/recsports. Registrations are needed by April 4 to guarantee a T-shirt, but registrations are welcome right up to event time.

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