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LYONS — Because flood water destroyed a bridge and parts of the trail in 2013, the Lyons River Run 5K nearly didn’t happen last year. But the fun-filled 5K for a good cause still found a way and now it’s back in 2015.

Proceeds from the Lyons River Run 5K benefit the Town of Lyons Parks and Recreation Department and the race will feature a new course this year that will begin at Lyons Middle/Senior High School and end back at the school with a stadium finish. The race begins at 8 a.m. on Saturday and will be held in conjunction with Lyons Good Old Days community festival so there will be a number of activities available in town for families. A full schedule of live music and entertainment, activities for all ages, a car show and a beer garden with food and vendors.

“The race last year almost didn’t happen,” Lyons High School cross country coach Mark Roberts said. “Several local business people and community members reached out to us about using part of the Lyons High cross country course, and we were able to put a race together with almost 300 competitors that also contributed funds to the town’s rebuilding efforts. We’re looking for a similar turnout this year.”

Registration for the Lyons River Run 5K is available at, where more information on Lyons Good Old Days can also be found, or at Registration packages start at $20.

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