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Lions Club 5K/10K
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 • Posted August 29, 2013

At 8:00am, on Saturday, September 28, 2012, the Mason Lion’s Club’s 7th Annual Gem of the Hill Country 5 & 10k Run/Walk will take place. Starting on the south side of the Mason County Courthouse next to the old Jail, participants will wind through the neighborhoods and onto a perimeter road that passes by historic Fort Mason offering one of the most beautiful scenic views in the hill country. I’ve said more or less the same thing over the past seven years and still can’t think of a better way of describing the race. Those of you who have participated will agree, I’m sure

The Lions Club is proud of their race and well they should be. Proceeds help many of Mason’s non-profit organizations and the race is drawing racers, runners and walkers from towns throughout the hill country not to mention the ever increasing attendance of fitness-minded Mason folk.

So…, come on out! Participate or volunteer or just hang-out. The Lion’s Club’s Hill Country 5 & 10k Run/Walk promotes health, good causes, and, it promotes Mason. What more can you ask for in an event? After the race and awards drop by the courthouse square where the Fall Festival Community of Churches will offer assorted foods and, Old Yeller Day events will be held – Old Yeller author Fred Gipson was from Mason. Check out our stores surrounding the square afterwards – lots of interesting stuff including eateries, a museum, and antiques. Another words, stick around!

For 5 & 10k race registration forms and/or information on the event, call or email Eva or Tom Tannehill at 325-347-1518; or register in the web at or For local accommodations, contact the Mason Chamber of Commerce at 325-347-5758 ( or email,

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