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Runners, lace ‘em up! Run the ‘Burg 5k raises funds

This year, there were 1,721 runners and walkers who registered for the event. The first 1,500 got a free t-shirt from the foundation, which also hosts a golf tournament to raise funds for autism research.

HAMBURG — Run the ‘Burg is one of the two events sponsored by the J.P.’s Foundation, which is a not-for-profit corporation with a stated goal of improving the community and supporting charitable, educational, religious, scientific, literary and cultural organizations, activities and programs that assist with and enhance the lives of the people who reside in Western New York.

The foundation operates in conjunction with the parents’ guild of Saints Peter & Paul School and Autism Services Inc. which will raise funds to support autism research and individuals affected by the disorder.

Tyler Robinson finished in 16 minutes, 22 seconds and Ashley Peppriell finished in 20 minutes, 18 seconds, to take home the awards for fastest male and female.

The race has raised a total of $250,000 since its inception, and includes a three-mile race through the village, as well as a post-race celebration hosted at the Clark Street restaurant, including live music, food, drink and activities for the kids.

The foundation also suports the J.P.’s Green Jack Open Golf for Autism, a golf tourmament that was held on June 2 at the Springville Country Club. The tournament is in its 23rd year.

For more information about the race, the golf tournament or the activities of the J.P.’s Foundation Inc., visit www.runtheburg.org or email info@jpsfoundation.org.

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