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Glenwood Rotary 5k to be held July 26

The Glenwood Rotary Waterama 5k Run/Walk and 10k road race will be held 8 a.m. July 26.

Registration for the race may be done at

Online registration closes July 24. Late registration may be completed July 25 from 5-8 p.m. at the Pope County Historical Society or from 6:30-7:30 a.m. Saturday in the park across from the Lakeside Ballroom.

Busses for the race will load at 7:45 a.m. at the city park across from the Lakeside Ballroom. Runners will be bussed to starting points, the finish line is at the Lakeside Ballroom.

People who have pre-registered may pick up their race bibs, chips and T-shirts from 5-8 p.m. Friday at the Historical Society.

Registration is $20 through July 24 and goes to $25 through July 26.

Awards will be presented to the top three finishers in each age group.

The Glenwood State Bank Magic Mile will be held in conjunction with the event. Registration for that event is $12.

The 5K and 10K events will be chip timed, the Magic Mile will be timed by stopwatch.

Twins baseball/softball clinic Saturday at NLS

The Minnesota Twins are offering a free baseball and softball clinic to youth 1-4 p.m. July 19 at New London-Spicer High School or in the case of inclement weather at New London-Spicer High School Gym.

The Play Ball! Minnesota Youth Clinics program provides boys and girls from throughout the Upper Midwest with the opportunity to enhance their baseball and softball skills, while also hearing positive messages about staying in school and away from drugs and alcohol. Play Ball! Minnesota Youth Clinics are funded and administered by the Twins Community Fund. Clinics are open to boys and girls ages 6 to 16. Clinics focus on hitting, fielding and throwing.

Parents are encouraged to participate with their children. Children should report 1 p.m. July 19.

Created in 1961 by longtime Twins scout Angelo Giuliani, the clinic program serves as a way for the ball club to promote the games of baseball and softball to boys and girls throughout the region. Since the program’s inception, more than 800,000 youth have taken part in Twins clinics in the Upper Midwest and Southwest Florida.

For more information and the complete 2014 Play Ball! Minnesota Youth Clinics schedule please visit or call 1-800-33-TWINS.

— Reuters/Staff reports