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Sprint N’ Shop at the Philadelphia Premium Outlets

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People run during the 2014 Sprint N Shop 5K at the Philadelphia Premium Outlets in Limerick. After the race, stores were opened so participants could reward themselves with a shopping trip. Submitted Photo

By Julia Grimaldi, jgrimaldi@pottsmerc.com jhgx3 on Twitter

LIMERICK >>The community is invited to get a running start to their morning then reward themselves by shopping until they drop.

Communities in Motion, a foundation of the Greater Valley Forge Transportation Management, is hosting a Sprint N’ Shop 5K and one mile walk at the Philadelphia Premium Outlets in Limerick on April 24. Proceeds benefit this foundation which supports efficient and sustainable transportation in southeastern Pennsylvania.

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People run on the sidewalk around the Philadelphia Premium Outlets in Limerick for the 2014 Sprint N Shop 5K. Submitted Photo

The Sprint N’ Shop event kicks off with registration at 7:30 a.m. The one mile walk begins at 8:30 a.m. and the 5K begins at 9 a.m. Stores open at 10 a.m.

Those who register for this event by April 1 receive an early bird rate of $25 for the 5K run and $20 for the one mile walk. Team registration costs $21.25 per person for the 5K run and $16.25 per person for the one mile walk. Teams must be made up of at least four people.

After April 1, these prices will increase to $30, $25, $23.75 and $18.75 respectively. The cost for children 12 and under is $10.

All runners and walkers will receive a gift bag consisting of retailer items as well as savings coupons worth hundreds of dollars at participating stores. At the end of the race, a raffle drawing will take place. The top three female and male runners will also be recognized.

For more information about Communities in Motion and to register for the Spring N’ Shop event online, visit www.movingyou.org.

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