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  • Five trails: Why running and taxes are similar

  • What do taxes and the Five Trails Half Marathon have in common?
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  • What do taxes and the Five Trails Half Marathon have in common?
    They both cause you to sweat. I just made that up and I am still laughing. However, I don’t think I will try to make a living as a comedian.
    So, are you running from the IRS? You will run faster after completing the Five Trails Half Marathon. The hills will be good training — well, maybe I will be a comedian!
    We actually support sound tax practice and if your 2012 charitable contributions were a little less than you expected, don’t make the same mistake in 2013. Give now to the Five Trails Half Marathon, a fund raising event of the Leavenworth County Historical Society.
    We are busy auditing our files to give you a great return on your investment in us. Our assets are structured to benefit your racing and add value to your racing experience.
    The race is a loop course through Leavenworth with the start and finish line at Richard Warren Middle School on 3501 New Lawrence Road. The route and elevation chart are posted on our website, www.fivetrailshalfmarathon.com.
    Our personalized bib deadline is Friday, April 19. Enter today to have your name printed on our racing bib
    If you haven't had a chance, make sure you check out the Five Trails Half Marathon Facebook page. There is lots of great feedback there as well. You'll be sure to get all of the latest and greatest breaking news.
    Also announcing our twitter account ― Twitter @5TrailsHM. Be sure to check in. We want to hear about your training.
    The Five Trails Half Marathon and 10K is possible because of our great sponsors. Welcome back Santa Fe Trails Bicycle and Coffee Shop. These guys are athletes and competitors. Check them out.
    Robert Hadley Hall, Carol G. Hall Attorneys At Law Chartered has returned. Bank of Kansas City, Mortgage Group as well.
    On race day, you will see lots of volunteers from the various civic organizations in Leavenworth. They want to make sure you are well cared for. Check out the back of your T-shirt from 2012. We like those guys.
    I think that is all for now. As always, questions, concerns, comments, or just to chat, drop us an e-mail at fivetrailsrun@yahoo.com. Please forward to your running buddies.
    Be safe, train well and I'll see you on the roads.
    Carol Bazemore is the race director for the Five Trails Half Marathon and 10K.
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