All runners and families are invited to sign up for the sweetest race of the year with all you can eat ice cream sundaes after the race. This year’s O’Neal Memorial / Cherry Festival 5K will take place on Saturday morning, July 13, beginning in Gibson Park. Race time is 9 a.m.  

The race coincides with the Firemen’s Cherry Festival fundraiser. Participants can pre-register at or pick up a registration form at the North East Chamber, Snap Fitness and The Bean.  

Shirts are guaranteed only for those who pre-register by July 5.  Cost is $15 if one pre-registers by and $20 for those who register after July 5. 

Runners can register the morning of the race beginning at 7:30 a.m.  

Prizes will be given to the overall 5K walk and 5K run winners in both the male and female divisions. All proceeds of the race benefit the North East Scholarship fund in memory of Debbie and Laurie O’Neal and the North East High School Cross Country Team.  

The recipients of last year’s proceeds for the North East scholarship fund were Kendra Turick, Abigail Powell, Aubrey Rice and Grace Bessetti. 

For more information, or questions, call Cathy Tuttle at 814-397-9262 or Dick Gregg at 814-450-4418.

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