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Super Solar Eclipse Celebration in Metropolis is August 20-21

Metropolis Illinois, the Home of Superman, will be your ideal location to celebrate and view the Super Solar Eclipse. There will be vendors, food, entertainment and lots of fun for your family. No admission charge.

super solar eclipse celebrationSunday, August 20, 2017
Super Solar Eclipse Celebration

Noon – 8:00 p.m.
Market Street, downtown Metropolis
As the festivities begin, retail stores downtown on Market Street will be open throughout the day and there will be bounce houses, carriage and helicopter rides.

Musical performances will be on the stage at the intersection of Market and 7th streets.
12:30 – 1:00 p.m.  1Eighty
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.  His Redeemed
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.  K.P. & the Garrett’s
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.  Toby Glass & Friends
6:00 – 10:00 p.m.  DJ/Karoake with Amanda Spraggs at 718 BrewCafe

Where’s The Sun Run for Fun
7:00 p.m.
The first 75 entries are guaranteed a t-shirt and eclipse glasses. Run will be held in conjunction with Super Solar Eclipse Celebration in downtown Metropolis. The scenic route will begin near the Lois Lane Statue and take you by landmarks including the Superman Statue, Harrah’s Metropolis Casino, Dorothy Miller Park and more.Registration will take place near the stage at the intersection of Market and 7th streets.

Monday, August 21, 2017
Super Solar Eclipse Viewing Party
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Dorothy Miller Park, 100 E. Front St., Metropolis
The party moves to the banks of the Ohio River at Dorothy Miller Park to view the eclipse. There will be vendors, bounce houses and carriage and helicopter rides. Free kids activities provided by First Baptist Church. Everyone is encouraged to bring lawn chairs.

For information, contact the Metropolis Chamber of Commerce at 618-524-2714 or email office@metropolischamber.com.


Glow for the Goal 5K Run/Walk is July 31

glow for goal 5k

Friday, July 31, 2015
Glow for the Goal 5K Run/Walk
8 p.m. Registration
9-11 p.m. Race
American Cancer Society, 4503 W DeYoung in Marion, IL

The 16 Relay For Life events across Southern Illinois are coming together to participate in a united fundraising effort hosted by the American Cancer Society. Although the Relay For Life events across Southern Illinois are complete, the volunteers work year-round to raise funds. Participants will be able to select which Relay For Life event and/or team they would like their registration to benefit. The funds raised will support groundbreaking cancer research, education and prevention programs, and critical services for people facing cancer.

This 5K is different because the race takes place at night and participants light up the course with glow sticks and accessories of their choosing and after the race, participants are treated to a post-race party with snacks, a DJ, a photo booth and awards.

The 3.15 mile course is a fast and flat loop on low-traffic roads. Timing services will be provided by Run To Succeed. Early registration ends July 24th and the $25 registration fee includes a t-shirt, glow necklace, and glow bracelet. Day of registration is also $25, but a t-shirt is not guaranteed. Other glowing items will be available for purchase that night. Medals will be awarded to the top run and walk finishers. There will also be an award for most glowed out individual.

Contact the American Cancer Society at 4503 W DeYoung Suite 200 C Marion, IL 62959 or 618-998-9898 option 3 to register. Or find the form on the Massac County Facebook Event Page.

Superhero 5K Fun Run is April 11

super hero 5k

Saturday, April 11, 2015
1st Superhero 5K Run
10 a.m.
Noble Park, 2801 Park Ave., Paducah, Ky.

5K run will be followed immediately by the 1K kid run/walk. Participants are invited to wear their favorite superhero costumes. Registration is $35 and children 12 and under are $15. Registration form and flyer can be found on website. Proceeds raised will fund the Sonography Class 2015 examination fees and Wounded Warrior Project. Race will be held rain or shine.

4th Annual Run for Hope, 5K Run/Walk is Oct. 3

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Friday, October 3, 2014
4th Annual Run for Hope, 5K Run/Walk 
6 p.m.
Vienna City Park, Vienna, Il.

Eagle House Ministries is sponsoring this 5K Run/ Walk  and ½-Mile Fun Run/Walk. Funds from the race will be used to winterize the lighthouse at Eagle House Ministries. The race will start and finish at the Vienna City Park during the Fall Festival.

  • Same day registration 4:45 pm. and ends promptly at 5:40 pm.
  • 5K Run/Walk will start at 6 pm with walkers starting at the back of the pack.
  • Kid’s ½-mile Fun Run will start at 6:45 pm.
  • Course map. Race will begin three miles north of Vienna on the trail. You will be bused to the starting point from the Vienna City Park.
  • Flat course (On the Tunnel Hill Trail).
  • Proceeds will benefit Eagle House Ministries.
  • T-shirts will be available on a first come first serve basis.

Fees  are $25 for the 5K and $7 for the  Kids Fun Run (under 13 years of age). Prize presentation immediately follows the Kids Fun Run. Classifications for Men’s and Women’s Divisions: Under 14, 14 – 19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39,  40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-65, 66 and over.

To register, visit website for entry form and mailing instructions. For more information, call 618-771-7442 or 618-658-0099, or email eaglehouseministries@hotmail.com, or visit website.

Thursday-Saturday, October 2-4, 2014
12th Annual Fall Festival
Carnival: Thursday-Friday 5-10 p.m., Saturday Noon-10 p.m.
Vienna City Park, Vienna, II.

There will be lots of activities for all ages. Parade will be Saturday at 10 a.m.  For more information, call 618-658-2063.  Website

Lady Patriots Light Em’ Up 5K Fun Run is Sept. 19

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Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015
Lady Patriots Light Em’ Up 5K Fun Run
5:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.  Registration
7 p.m.  Run starts
Fort Massac State Park, 1308 E. 5th St., Metropolis

The Lady Patriots invite you to participate in the 2nd annual Glow-in-the Dark Electric run. Registration and packet pickup will be at the Trout Pond Pavilion across from Sonic.

Entry fee is $20. Walkers are welcome.  The first 200 pre-registered runners will be guaranteed t-shirt size. All proceeds go to the Lady Patriot Basketball team.  Registration forms available at Reed Electric Heating and Air, City National Bank, any basketball player or online.

For more information, contact April Reed at 618-645-1354 or areed210@comcast.net or visit Facebook Page.

Superman Road Race 2014 entry form

Thursday, June 12
Superman Road Race & Fun Walk
7 p.m., Large Pavilion at Fort Massac State Park
Many firefighters and their friends and family will be walking in support of Jarrod Bullock. Bullock will be participating in the walk – so supporters are welcome to cheer for him along the route. For more information, call 618-645-4242 or email fosterjanet@hotmail.com. Click image for full size form.

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