Registration for Mercy Health's 9th annual Paducah Iron Mom Half-Marathon and Relay, to be held Saturday, May 11 (Mother's Day weekend), is now open.

The co-ed event offers half-marathon and half-marathon relay options for two- and four- person teams. The race route will start and finish at the floodwall murals in downtown Paducah. The route will showcase Paducah including Jefferson Street, The Greenway Trail, Bob Noble Park and the Downtown Arts District.

All proceeds benefit Family Service Society. Founded in 1927, the Family Service Society provides assistance to residents of Paducah and McCracken County with basic needs such as food, clothing, prescription medications, emergency dental, utility assistance, personal hygiene items, household goods and Christmas assistance.

"Last year we broke a record in terms of fundraising, and this year we hope to do it again," said Amy Taylor Nolan, director of business development, Family Service Society.

Nearly 1,000 runners entered last year's race, which raised $63,859.60.

For more information, and to register for the half marathon or a relay team, visit www. paducahironmom.com. If you're interested in sponsoring, volunteering, or forming a spectator group, contact Nolan at info@fsspaducah.com or 270-443-4838.

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