Annual Rotary Mile set for Saturday

GALLIPOLIS —A 66-year tradition is set to take place again Saturday

It’s the Gallipolis Rotary Club’s 2015 Rotary Mile and it’s geared for area youth before the start of the city’s July 4th parade at 6:30 p.m.

The Gallipolis Rotary Mile actually started in 1949 and was known as the Gil Dodds Mile. This race kept that name until 1984 when it was renamed the Gallipolis Rotary Mile.

The Rotary Mile is open to all youth up through the age of high school graduation. Runners do not have to be a Gallia County resident to participate; however, runners must be Gallia County residents to be eligible for a trophy, given to first- and second-place finishers in each division. All participants must complete a registration form signed by a parent and/or guardian.

Registration forms can be obtained at the Gallia County Chamber of Commerce and Bossard Memorial Library. Runners will meet at the Shake Shoppe on Second Avenue in Gallipolis at 5:30 p.m. to obtain their race T-shirt and number, as well as submit their registration form. There is no entry fee for this race.

Members of the Gallipolis Rotary Club encourage all area youth to participate in this year’s Rotary Mile — an annual tradition in Gallia County.