Peach Festival 5K run/walk, fun run set

The 13th annual Cobden Peach Festival 5K run/walk and 1-mile fun run are planned Saturday, Aug. 6.

The run and walk are held in conjunction with the annual Cobden Peach Festival. This year’s festival is planned Friday and Saturday, Aug. 5-6.

The Cobden Runners’/Walkers’ Club sponsors the run/walk.

The 5K run begins at 7:30 a.m. The 1-mile fun run is scheduled to start immediately after the end of the 5K event, at about 8:30 a.m.

The run/walk will begin and end near the Cobden Community Park.

Race packet pick up and registration begins at 6:30 a.m. on the day of the event.

Preregistration and day-of-race registration will be the same: $15 for each 5K runner or 5K walker. Credit cards will be accepted.

Preregistration forms are to be postmarked by July 30.

All registered 1-mile fun runners who are 12 years of age or younger are free. They will receive a free t-shirt and ribbon for participating. 

T-shirts will feature a design created by a Cobden High School art class student. 

Those over 12 years of age who participate in the 1-mile fun run will be required to pay a $3 registration fee.

Those of any age who run or walk in the 5K and take part in the 1-mile fun run will only pay the 5K entry fee. 

Awards in the 5K run/walk events will be presented in a variety of categories which are open to men and women of all ages.

For more information about the Peach Festival run/walk, call 618-713-4245 and leave a message, or send an email to

The Gazette-Democrat

112 Lafayette St.
Anna, Illinois 62906
Office Number: (618) 833-2158

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