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Leland & Gray 10th grader Joel Emmons displays his award-winning logo design for the 2016 "Spring into Health" 5K. Emmons is shown receiving his contest prize with Grace Cottage's event organizer Dr. Moss Linder and Graphic Arts teacher Stephanie Nyzio.

TOWNSHEND >> Registration is now open for the seventh annual Grace Cottage "Spring into Health" 5K that will take place on Saturday, May 7. The first 100 to register will receive a free performance t-shirt, designed by Leland & Gray student Joel Emmons.

The family-friendly 5K starts at 8:30 a.m. at the Townshend Commons, rain or shine. This early season race will be timed for competitors, but is open to all, whether you run, jog, walk, roll, or stroll. The course is 3.1 miles of mainly flat, paved road along Route 35.

After the race, there will be awards, raffles, and general merriment. There is also a free Fun Run for kids 8 and under on the Common at 9:15 a.m.

Register online for an early bird rate of $15 for ages 13 and up (free for those 12 and under). Online registration closes at noon on Wednesday, May 4. On race day, the registration fee will be $20 for ages 13 and up (still free for 12 and under), but there is no guarantee that you will get a free t-shirt.

This event, sponsored by People's United Bank, raises funds for patient care at Grace Cottage Hospital. For more information or to register, visit or call 802-365-9109.