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Beat the Heat 5K to benefit scholarships

Beat the Heat 5k Run/Walk benefitting local first responders will be held on Apr. 29 with a start time of 8:30 a.m. at behind Piner Middle School (402 W. Pecan Street) in Sherman.

The fourth annual event is co-sponsored by the Grayson Honors College and the Grayson County Law Enforcement Association (GCLEA). Proceeds will benefit the GCLEA bereavement fund, the GCLEA scholarship fund, and the Grayson College Deputy Chad Key Memorial Scholarship.

Register for the run at or go to and search for Beat the Heat. Registration is $25 through Apr. 10 and late registration is $30. Packet pickup will be at Academy Sports & Outdoors,Town Center, 3939 US Hwy 75 North, Sherman, TX 75090 on Friday Apr. 28 from noon until 6 p.m.

Donations will also be accepted through the site for people who can not participate but would like to contribute to the cause.

7:00 AM - Registration and Packet Pick-Up
8:00 AM - Registration Ends
8:30 AM - 5K Run Start
9:30 AM - Awards and Closing

Awards/Age Groups/Prizes
Top Male/Female Overall
Top 3 First Responders
First Place in the Following Age Brackets:
1-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60 and over

Any additional updates will be provided through the event's Facebook page at