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Thursday, May 12, 2011 11:10 am

Charity porker run


Registration is closed for the professionally-timed Fat Ass 5K race through downtown Springfield that starts at 10 a.m., but you can cheer the runners on their 1/10 mile jaunt as some detour to down beer, ice cream and donuts. The party starts at 11 a.m. and includes a pig roast with all the fixings and Captain Geech and the Shrimp Shack Shooters. This race has risen over $110,000 for charities such as the Multiple Sclerosis Association and Sparc. There’s also a pre-party in front of Celtic Mist Pub Friday, May 13 from 4-9 p.m. For more details, visit

Fat Ass 5K and Street Party
Saturday, May 14, 10am-3pm
Downtown Springfield
Seventh Street, between Adams and Washington
$30 street party, $60 race