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Seventh annual Best Cotton Pickin’ Race to be held May 2

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Seventh annual Best Cotton Pickin’ Race to be held May 2

By Jeanné Clark

THATCHER, AZ—The seventh annual Best Cotton Pickin’ Race will be run on Saturday, May 2, 2009 at 7 a.m. Participants will run a 5K course that will begin and end at Glenn Meadows Park in Safford. There is a $10 fee for registration.

Awards will be presented to the top race finishers in six age categories. T-Shirts will be given to all paid entrants, and refreshments will be served following the race.

Prior to the day of the race, entrants can download the registration form online at and mail the completed form and registration fee (make checks payable to The Cotton Club) to:

EAC Wellness Center

615 N. Stadium Ave.

Thatcher, AZ 85552

Runners can also contact the EAC Wellness Center in person or by phone at (928) 428-8411. It will also be possible to register on the day of the race at Glenn Meadows Park between 6:30 and 6:55 a.m.

This event was conceptualized and initiated seven years ago, with a sister race in the fall, as a service to the community with strong support from many local organizations. Without such support, these events wouldn’t be possible.