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Annual run/bike race to benefit Northern Berkshire Habitat

ADAMS, Mass. — More than 100 athletes will be running and pedaling there way through Adams on Sunday, July 27th, for the 22-mile Pedal and Plod Race.
The event returns for 36th year and organizers hope to attract even more bikers and runners this year. Some 90 two-person teams and another 40 individual "Iron Person" participated last year.
"We hope to attract more participants," organizer Brad Scheukler said. "This is an important fund-raiser for Northern Berkshire Habitat for Humanity, and we love the way the communities that we serve have come out to participate in this event year after year. "
Runners will start near the Town Common and run 4.4 miles to Lime, East and East Hoosac before returning; bikers will pedal a 22-mile loop through Adams and Cheshire along Routes 8 and 116.
"Our race is a unique and challenging one ... Participants range from 12-year-olds to folks in their 80s," he said. "It is important to us to maintain and engage others to share in those activities. The Pedal and Plod attracts participants from many different areas of the country as well as our local athletes."
Online registration will be available, but same-day registration is also available: $35 Iron Person, $45 two-person team. Registration and bib pickup for registered attendees is Sunday morning at the Elks Club on Center Street beginning at 7 a.m.
The race begins at 8:30 a.m.
Categories are ages 18 and younger; 19-30; 31-50; 51-60; 61-70, and Masters for those age 70 and older.
Prizes will be awarded for Overall Team Finishers, Overall Iron Man, Overall Iron Woman, and top three finishers in each category, determined by youngest member of a team.
Scheukler urged people to compete or just come to cheer on the athletes.
"We want people to participate or just celebrate the participants and enjoy the day in our town," he said. 

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