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Marathon Weekend Benefits Via

The 2012 Lehigh Valley Health Network Marathon Weekend is scheduled for September 8 and 9. The weekend of running events benefit Via of the Lehigh Valley, a nonprofit agency that provides services for children and adults with disabilities. Serving the community since 1954, Via’s staff and volunteers help individuals and families from birth through retirement to gain life skills, obtain meaningful employment and develop social connections. 

The weekend will include the Via Family Fun Walk, Kids Race for Via, the Via Relay and the Full and Half Marathon for Via. A pasta dinner, open to runners, friends and family, will be hosted at the Sands Event Center from 5 to 7 p.m., Sept. 8. Cost is $25 for adults and $12 for children 10 and under. On Sunday, the Great Finish Festival will feature a hydration station, free food for runners, massage services, a medical tent and shuttle service to the starting line.

Registration closes on August 17 at midnight. Late registrations will be accepted through midnight, August 26. For more information and to register, visit 

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