5K Scramble celebrates 100 years of women's suffrage

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Vermonters are invited to join in an event to mark the 100th anniversary of women's right to vote this month — a virtual Suffrage Scramble 5K. Central Vermont Runners, in partnership with the Vermont Suffrage Centennial Alliance, are presenting the event, with proceeds and extra donations going to Rutland chapter of the NAACP to expand voter registration, education, and access for communities of color.

Scramble participants complete a walk, run, stroll or roll during Primary Week (a reminder to vote), Saturday, Aug. 8 through Saturday, Aug. 15, planning their own route, in their own neighborhood and at their own pace. Participants will document their 5K on their phone, watch or other device and submit results to be eligible for prizes and freebies from sponsors like UnTapped and Cabot Creamery Co-operative.

A fee of $20 for individuals (with discounts for teams) includes, while they last, a "Votes for Women—Votes for All" commemorative sash to wear during their event.

Registration and more information is at http://cvrunners.org/cvr-races/suffrage-scramble/

Central Vermont Runners is a non-profit corporation founded in 1980 to serve the needs of runners in the central Vermont area. They welcome runners of all ages and abilities from beginners to serious racers.

The Vermont Suffrage Centennial Alliance a project of the League of Women Voters of Vermont Education Fund, is a volunteer coalition of organizations and individuals commemorating the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage.



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