Cow Paddy Run set for March 30 at Gulley Park

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The 2018 Cow Paddy Run is set for Friday, March 30 at Gulley Park in Fayetteville.

The annual event, which includes a 5K race and a 1K Fun Run, is hosted by The Spark Foundation and supports health and fitness education in local schools while providing funds for the Fayetteville Public Education Foundation.

Local schools receive prize money for having the highest overall participation rate for students, families, teachers and alumni. This year both elementary and middle schools are eligible for cash prizes. The school with the most participation will receive $2,500, second place will get $1,000 and third place will receive $500.

In addition, the event also includes a t-shirt design contest and a costume contest.

The 1K Fun Run begins at 5:45 p.m. and registration is $20 per person. The 5K Race begins at 6 p.m. and costs $25 per person.

For more information, and to register, visit