Lions Labor Day 5K set for Monday

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:52

    Warwick — The forecast for this Labor Day weekend is just perfect — sunny with temperatures in the 70s. That's great news for the more than 500 runners and walkers who will participate in Monday's 14th annual Lions Labor Day 5K. The race start is set for 9 a.m. at the Warwick Middle School. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. The festivities include a pre-race warm up, door prizes, post race refreshments and music throughout the course. Medals and cash prizes will be awarded to the top three overall male and female finishers. Medals will also be given to the top three finishers in each age group for both males and females. The first place male and female walkers will also be awarded a medal and a cash prize. The course is moderately difficult and certified by the Orange Runners Club. The entry fee on the day of the race is $17, with proceeds going to the Lion's Quest Program in the Warwick schools. This year, participants and non-participants alike may also be part of "Team Carol," named for race director Carol McManus, who is fighting pancreatic cancer. Just log on to the Web site and search for McManus. The "Team Carol" page will come up, allowing users to donate to the team's goal of $10,000 for pancreatic cancer research. Anyone interested in running or walking the course on race day may register online at or contact McManus at