Fall Into Annawan Festival planned for Oct. 5


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Posted Online: Sept. 05, 2013, 12:08 pm
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Press release submitted by Rachel Childs


EXHILERATING & ENTERTAINING: 'FALL INTO ANNAWAN' FESTIVAL PLANNED FOR OCTOBER 5TH

Annawan, IL--Active Hands, Active Future. We are a small town overflowing with big ideas. We want to show you a day of adventure. We want to get your heart pumping and pulse racing. Do we have your attention?
Annawan needs a new community center and proceeds from the day will help make it happen. We promise you a full day of unique experiences!
Annawan Canal Ambush Mini-Triathlon & 5k: Run, bike and paddle along the gorgeous Hennepin Canal. This race is unique because it's short enough to really give it the gas! Compete as an individual or as a 2-person relay team (person A runs, person B bikes and both paddle TOGETHER in kayak or canoe to finish.) Distances are 1.5 mile run, 6.7 mile bike, 1.8 mile paddle. Or run the 5k and watch the paddlers glide down the canal.
Mighty Titan Youth Obstacle Mud Run: New to the festival is a professionally designed .75 mile and 1.5 mile course that will put kids 4-14 to the ultimate strength and endurance test. The untimed event is full of mud and obstacles!
Buckaroo Rodeo and Kiddie Tractor Pull: Buckaroos will enjoy a stick pony race, chicken chase, haystack scramble and tractor pull. T-shirts, cowboy hats and laughs provided.
Stomp & Chomp Chili Cook-Off: Turn up the heat and get your chili cooking for this year's people's choice contest. Trophies and prizes awarded!
$10,000 Raffle: Purchase a $100 ticket for a 1/500 shot at winning $10,000! Winner will be announced at 7pm.
Live Band: Old 57's: The Quad Cities Premier Vintage Rock n' Roll Band! "So bring your dancing shoes and drinking boots, roll out the '57 Chevy, pick up your best gal, and get ready to dance all night to the songs that made music history."
Other activities include various kids events, kids pie eating contest, all day long food and drinks, an open bags tournament and dinner.
Please visit our website at annawancommunitycenter.com for details and registration links.

















 



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