5K run coming

Allstate is sponsoring a 5K run in Hudson, to benefit Junior Achievement of North Central Ohio.

The race is scheduled to take place on Aug. 9 and will lead runners through downtown Hudson.

Those interested in participating can sign up at www.active.com. They also can contact Lindsay Sobecki at lsobe@allstate.com or 330-655-4985.

"Junior Achievement does great work by providing Ohio youth with important lessons about their financial future," said Ted Stefanov, Ohio sales leader for Allstate and Junior Achievement of North Central Ohio board member. "This is a way to give back and have fun, so we hope the community will come out and support the event."

The 5K race costs $25 to enter and is set to begin at 8 a.m. Runners can pick up their race shirts and packets at the Allstate campus in Hudson (75 Executive Parkway) Aug. 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. or Aug. 9 from 6-7:30 a.m. in downtown Hudson (First and Main on the green).

The event also will include a $15 1 mile fun walk, and a free kinds run.

Merrill places sixth

Hudson resident Johnny Merrill finished in a four-way tie for sixth place with a 7-over-79 in the boys 13-to-15 age group at the Northern Ohio PGA Junior Golf qualifier July 3 at Big Met Golf Course in Fairview Park.