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Charleston Distance Run Week Arrives; Race Set Saturday

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Months of training will be put to the test in just a matter of days when hundreds of runners break from the starting line as part of a Labor Day tradition - the Charleston Distance Run.

It's CDR week and is packed with activities leading up to the 43rd edition of this capital city classic that begins 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, on Kanawha Boulevard across from the West Virginia State Capitol. Participants will be competing in the 15-mile run; three-person, 15-mile relay; 5K run; and 5K and 10K walks.

Here is a schedule of this week's Distance Run events:

Final registration: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at the Charleston Civic Center.

Race packet and timing chip pickup: 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at the Charleston Civic Center.

Pasta party: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the Charleston Civic Center.

Children's Fun Run: 6:30 p.m. Friday, free run begins on Clendenin Street between Quarrier and Lee streets, across from the entrance to Charleston Town Center (registration open from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Charleston Civic Center lobby).

Final race packet and chip pickup: 6 a.m. to 7:15 a.m. Saturday at the corner of Kanawha Boulevard and California Avenue.

Race start: 7:30 a.m. Saturday, all races and walks begin on Kanawha Boulevard across from the West Virginia Capitol.

Cool down and showers: available until 11 a.m. Saturday at Laidley Field.

Awards presentation: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Laidley Field.

For more information about the CDR and a registration link, visit our special Distance Run page here.

WCHS-TV is a proud sponsor of the Charleston Distance Run.

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