The West Salem Development Association will host its 9th Annual Freedom Celebration 5K Run/Walk and Kids’ Fun Run on Saturday, June 29. Both races will begin and end at the First Christian Church in West Salem, and all ages are welcome. This year’s event has an exciting addition in the form of a Health Fair!

The Health Fair will be held at the church as well, and ten exhibitors have been invited. It will run from 7 to 10 a.m.

The Kids’ 1 Mile Fun Run is for ages 10 and under, and will begin at 8 a.m. The cost is $15, and t-shirts will be guaranteed to those who register by June 7. All Fun Run finishers will receive a medal.

The 5K Run/Walk is open to all ages, and will begin at 8:30 a.m. The cost is $25, and t-shirts will be guaranteed to those who register by June 7. First and second place medals will be awarded in each age category, and plaques will be presented to the fastest overall male and female runners and walkers. The race will be chip-timed by To The Finish, LLC.

Late registration and check-in for both races will be held from 7 to 7:45 a.m., and post-run snacks and drinks will be available for all racers. For more information and updates, look for the event page on Facebook: West Salem Freedom Celebration 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run.

Online registration for both races is available at www.tothefinishtiming.com, or contact Erin Fenton at papergirl618@gmail.com or Tonya Weber at dtweber@wbnorriselectric.com for an entry form.