Sign up for Batavia United Way's Bat Race 5K/10K

The Batavia United Way is hosting the ninth annual Halloween-themed Bat Race 5K/10K on Saturday, Oct. 29, on the lovely Fox River Trail bike path.

This chip-timed event is designed for runners of all ages and abilities.

The races begin at 8:30 a.m. and the children's fun run will begin at 9:30 a.m.

This fun-filled morning includes an optional costume contest with prizes, snacks for purchase such as apple cider donuts and a Bloody Mary bar, and much more on North River Street.

Early bird registration discount for non-students applies when registered by Wednesday, Aug. 31.

For more information or registration, visit

All proceeds support the mission of Batavia United Way.

Eighty percent of all contributions to Batavia United Way go directly to programs providing services in Batavia and surrounding communities.

The Batavia United Way mobilizes resources to meet community needs. United Way raises funds during an annual community campaign, through Employee Giving and Employer Matching Funds programs and by organizing events in the community.

Funds raised are invested in local programs to improve the lives of Batavians and to build a strong community.

For more on the Batavia United Way, go to

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