GALLIPOLIS — Gallipolis Rotary Club officials say the 2016 Rotary Mile for area youth prior to the start of the Gallipolis Fourth of July parade will be 6:30 p.m. July 4.
The Gallipolis Rotary Mile started in 1949 and was known as the Gil Dodds Mile. The race kept that name through 1984 when it was changed to the Gallipolis Rotary Mile.
The Rotary Mile is open to all youth up through the age of high school graduation. Runners do not have to be a Gallia county resident to participate; however, runners must be Gallia county residents to be eligible for a trophy given to first- and second-place finishers in each division.
All participants must complete a registration form, to be signed by a parent/guardian. Registration forms can be obtained at the Gallia County Chamber of Commerce and Bossard Memorial Library prior to July 4, and at the Shake Shoppe on Second Avenue day of race. Runners will meet at the Shake Shoppe on Second Avenue at 5:30 p.m. to obtain their race t-shirt and number, as well as submit their registration form.
There is no entry fee for this race.
Members of the Gallipolis Rotary Club encourage all area youth to participate in this year’s Rotary Mile, an annual tradition in Gallia County.