Ta-Ta Trot set for Saturday

SUNBURY - The 5th Annual Ta-Ta Trot, a 5K run/walk, will be held 8:30 a.m. Saturday during the Sunbury Celebration on North Fourth Street (next to the YMCA). The event will benefit Evangelical's Thyra M. Humphreys Center for Breast Health, Geisinger's Marie Lamey Fund and Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition.

More than 2,500 people from 85 teams are expected to attend. Virtual participation is available with 46 states represented. In 2013, 1,793 trotters participated from across 22 states, including 37 teams, raising $73,160.29 for breast health awareness.

Speakers during the opening ceremonies starting at 7:45 a.m. include representatives from Evangelical's Thyra M. Humphreys Center for Breast Health, Geisinger's Marie Lamey Fund and PA Breast Cancer Coalition.

Pre-registration online is open until noon Wednesday for $25 for adults and $15 for kids. Registration then re-opens at 4 p.m. Friday. Day-of registration is $30 for adults and $20 for kids. Performance shirts are $15, Pink Ribbon Recognition signs honoring survivors are available for $10 and Ta-Ta Trot magnets are $5.

Pre-registration packet pick-up is from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday under the large white registration tent on North Fourth Street near the start/finish line. Packet pick-up starts again at 6:30 a.m. Saturday.

Prizes will be awarded to first, second and third place runners in 14 age and gender categories as well as overall male and female and Master's awards. More than $1,200 in runner prizes are planned. Team awards will be given for the most money raised, most trotters and best dressed.

All participants will be eligible for more than 100 door prizes given by local businesses.