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Run Celebrates 252nd Anniversary of the Mason Dixon Line and Celebrates Changed Lives of Local Teens

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August 27, 2019
Two hundred and fifty-two years ago on October 18, 1767, Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon were thrilled to have finally finished their four-year task of creating a boundary line  that would resolve the ongoing dispute between the Calvert’s of Maryland and the Penn’s of Pennsylvania.  
On October 19, 2019, the first annual Mason Dixon Run will take place running from Maryland into Pennsylvania and back again.
The Mason Dixon Run will begin and end in Taneytown at the Harney Volunteer Fire Department, crossing into Pennsylvania running along Mason Dixon Road and through The Links of Gettysburg golf course community.  Runners can choose to run the 5k or 10k course.  Anyone preferring to walk, are welcome to take part in the 5k.  This event benefits Mason Dixon Youth For Christ (YFC).
Registration is $35 for the 5K and $45 for the 10K.  There are cash prizes for the winners of each division thanks to the run’s Prize Sponsor, Wealth Builders CPAs & Consultants of Westminster.   All runners who register before October 1 will receive a run tech shirt and all 10k runners will receive a finishers medal.  Day-of registration will be available from 6:30-7:30 a.m.
Like the Mason Dixon Line, Mason Dixon YFC serves both Pennsylvania and Maryland.  Youth from Southern PA, Carroll County and Baltimore County benefit from weekly club meetings, after school events, conferences, camps and other wholesome activities geared toward teaching teens about their own self worth.  From kids who are bullied to kids who are abused to those who are contemplating suicide and other decisions, Mason Dixon YFC is a support system of caring, professional adults who are there to listen, be a mentor and remind them of God’s love for them.  
Race Director, Greg Rhines explains “For over 70 years Mason Dixon YFC has been serving our communities in both states.  Today teens face different challenges then they did 70, 50 or even 10 years ago.  This run will bring attention to the needs of those kids while celebrating the rich history of the area we call home – the Mason Dixon area.”
Mason Dixon YFC is not affiliated with any church, denomination or political party. 
To register or for more details, visit masondixonrun.com.
For more information on Mason Dixon YFC, visit : runsignup.com/Race/MD/Taneytown/MasonDixonRun
For more information on the Mason Dixon Line, visit http://www.mdhs.org/underbelly/2015/10/06/when-maryland-almost-got-philadelphia-the-remarkable-story-of-the-mason-dixon-line/


Gary Grecco                                                    
Executive Director                                        
Mason Dixon YFC