AUGUSTA — The Augusta Boys and Girls Club will hold its second SuperRun, a 1K and 5K, Saturday, Oct. 3, in Capitol Park, where every participant get capes to wear and keep. The 5K will be timed and the results posted online, according to a news release from the club.

O&P Glass has become the lead sponsor for this event.

President Tobias Parkhurst said “The Augusta Boys and Girls Club is a fantastic organization and the run is a great event O&P Glass is proud to be a sponsor,” according to the release.

The 5K at 8:30 a.m. will take place on the Rail Trail from the edge of the park to Hallowell and back. The fastest runner will receive two round trip air tickets from Augusta to Boston, courtesy of CapeAir.

The 1K fun event is around the loop at Capitol Park. Super costumes are welcomed for either run.

For more information and to sign up, visit TheSuperRun.com.

Later that morning, at 11 a.m., U.S. Sen. Susan Collins will present the Augusta Boys and Girls Club with a Community Service Award. This ceremony will take place at Kaplan University.

The Augusta Boys and Girls Club is in the Buker Center. It provides an after-school place that is safe and fun for middle and high school student. During the school day the club has an alternative-to-suspension program where students who have been suspended from school come for counseling and to do their school work. There is also a program coordinated with the Augusta Police Department to work with young first offenders. This program has been very successful with very few of the involved children having any further interactions with the police. A new program works with military families.


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