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10K race new to KB Tough Run

Runners take part in the KB Tough Run at White Pines Ranch in 2016. Photo supplied
Runners take part in the KB Tough Run at White Pines Ranch in 2016. Photo supplied

The seventh annual KB Tough Run will be held on Saturday, June 23 at White Pines Ranch, near Oregon. 

Registration for the event has started. Online registration and printable mail-in forms are available at 

Early registration includes a T-shirt, drink token and professionally timed race bib. 

Kid Sprint registration does not include a T-shirt but a participation medal. 

Early registration closes on Wednesday, June 6. Event day registrations are welcomed for those who miss the early registration deadline. 

Event day registrations will not receive an event T-shirt but will still receive a drink token and timed bib. 

New to this year’s fundraising event is a 10K Race. 

The 10K, like the 5K Tough Run, will be an off-road trail run through the pastures, canyon and wooded areas of the ranch. 

The kid sprint, a special race for our youngest Tough Runners (9 & under) with age appropriate obstacles, will start the morning’s running and the popular trail hike will continue to be offered (approximately a mile). 

In addition to the runs and hike the fundraising event will include pork chop sandwich lunches by the Ogle County Pork Producers starting at 11 a.m., craft beer by Prairie Street Brewing Company, raffles, Horsey Bingo, Prize Wheel and a Kid Zone game area. 

The KB Tough Run is the major fundraising event for the KB Fund, which has been established to help those in the community who are burdened by a medical crisis.

More than 40 households have been recipients of a gift from the KB Fund. 

Their needs have stemmed from cancer diagnosis, life threatening burns, premature birth, auto accidents, surgery, and many other issues that present unexpected expenses health insurance, if they have it, does not pay for. 

To learn more about the event and the fund visit the website at 

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