The Arkansas Valley Fair running races will take place on Saturday at Rocky Ford High School's Melon Field and Babcock Park.


There will be three races — a 10K, a 5K and a two-mile race.


Registration for the 10K and 5K will be at 6:30 a.m. and the race begins at 7 a.m., while registration for the two-mile is at 7 a.m. and the race begins at 7:30 a.m.


However, because of concerns over COVID-19, runners are encouraged to pre-register at ron.shepherd@rockyford.k12.co.us.


There are some other safety items that will be observed.


First of all, only runners will be allowed on Melon Field. Spectators can watch from the parking lot, Babcock Park and the play park. There are plenty of places to watch as the runners go past.


Runners will keep masks on until the start of their respective race.


COVID-19 safety is highly recommended.


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