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The one-mile marathon

Posted by Ralph Ranalli April 5, 2007 09:14 AM

NEWTON

Running 26.2 miles not your idea of a good time? Well, thanks to the City of Newton, you can shorten your big April road race down to one mile, and still compete on Heartbreak Hill.

The 15th annual Heartbreak Hill International Youth Race will take place April 15 starting at noon at City Hall. All runners receive a commemorative seedling tree and a ticket to a pasta-pizza party the night before with guest speaker Bill Rodgers, the four-time Boston Marathon winner.

The first 500 to register get a t-shirt. The fee is $10 for ages 9-18, and $12 for ages 19-90, but hurry, because the (tax-deductible) fees (which benefit the Newton Pride Committee), increase after April 6.

Families also have the option of an alternative walk with small children, for $10. For more information and to register, visit Newton Pride online or call 617-796-1540.

-- Connie Paige

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