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April 6, 2012

Run a 5K to benefit school programs

PEABODY — A 5-kilometer road race will be held tomorrow at Higgins Middle School to benefit the school's performing arts programs.

Race registration opens at 9 a.m., and the race begins at 10 a.m. at 1 King St. Ext., Peabody. The cost is $20 for adults and $10 for children.

"All fundraising efforts go directly to benefit Higgins students, by helping to pay for cultural events; music lessons for Peabody students who cannot afford them; underwriting school plays; equipment for the band, chorus and drama programs; scholarships and achievement awards; and musical instruments," said Steven Feinstein, chairman of the Higgins Middle School Performing Arts Parents Group.

In addition to the race, there will be face-painting, refreshments, live music and a raffle.

The top three male and female runners will receive prizes, and everyone can enter a raffle to win prizes donated by local businesses. Prizes include restaurant gift certificates, North Shore Music Theatre tickets, recording time in a professional music studio, a river cruise, Red Sox tickets and a breakfast with Peabody Mayor Ted Bettencourt.

For more information, please contact Chris Stone at or the parents group at

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