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Run, have fun and support local mentoring Sunday in Soda Springs

SODA SPRINGS, Calif. and#8212; Runners, walkers, children and adults will soon have the chance to support mentoring in the North Lake Tahoe-Truckee area while experiencing the beauty of the Sierra Nevada.

On Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County and North Lake Tahoe will host the inaugural Fun Run for Littles at Royal Gorge resort.

Runners and walkers will have the option of taking on either a 5K or a 1-mile course laid out on the beautiful, groomed trails at Royal Gorge Cross Country Ski Resort in Soda Springs. Children are welcome and encouraged to join in the fun.-

There will be a registration fee for all participants, but in an effort to support this event as a fundraiser, participants are encouraged to collect pledges either online or in person. All money raised will go directly to support mentoring in the North Lake Tahoe and Truckee region.

Check in will take place from 9 to 9:45 a.m. at Royal Gorgeand#8217;s Summit Station, with the race from 10 a.m. to noon and a barbecue and celebration at Ice Lakes Lodge in Soda Springs from noon to 2 p.m. Registration is only $25 for adults in advance or $30 day of, and $15 for youth under 12, which includes food and refreshments after the race. Register today at http://www.bigsofnc.org or call 587-7717 for more information.

Local businesses interested in becoming a sponsor of the Fun Run for Littles can call BBBSNCand#8217;s Truckee office at 587-7717.

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BBBSNC is a chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, a national non-profit agency dedicated to creating a volunteer base where every at-risk child and youth who needs and wants a mentor can be matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister. BBBSNC serves children in all of Nevada County including Truckee, as well as the North Lake Tahoe communities of Kings Beach and Tahoe City. For more information, please visit http://www.bigsofnc.org.