SMITHVILLE — A 5K and family run in September will benefit the youth and families of Smithville.

The event from Smithville Community in Action will start and end Sept. 18 in downtown Smithville’s Heritage Park off Main Street. The race will be held the same day as the annual Old Fashioned Street Faire so participants can continue to enjoy the city after the race.

“The race will also coordinate with two other established races in the fall to create a potential trifecta race opportunity for participants. Register for the event at,” states a Facebook event post about the race.

Smithville CIA is a coalition of volunteers. The group’s vision is for Smithville to be a healthy, safe community where youth reach their full potential. Smithville CIA engages the community in ongoing problem solving to prevent youth substance use and to create resilient youth.

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