The Sabattus Rec Club will hold its second Blackjack 5K Run/Walk at Oak Hill Middle School on Ball Park Road in Sabattus on Thursday night, July 24, beginning at 6 p.m. This will be more of a social, non-competitive run, with the main focus being to get out and get some exercise and maybe some lucky cards in the process.

Participants will receive a card at the two-mile mark, and another at the three-mile mark. If they get a Blackjack (Ace and 10 or face card) at the three-mile mark, they can call out and win a prize. If they do not get Blackjack, they can receive a third card at the finish line to try for a total of 21. If their cards total 21, they can win a prize.

The course is a moderately hilly 3.1 miles. The first male and female finishers will also win prizes, but fast times will not be needed to win Blackjack prizes.

The Blackjack 5K is open to runners/walkers of all ages. Those under 18 will need parental permission. This will be a show-up, sign-up event, with no pre-registration required. Registration will begin at 5 p.m. There will be a $5 entry fee.

For more information: Email [email protected], check out the Sabattus Rec Club Running Program page on Facebook, or go to and click on the running tab.

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