RACING IN ALTUS—On June 11, runners will be a force for good in Altus.

The day is appropriately named "Run With Force." Morning races and a fun run will raise money for Altus-First youths to attend Youth Force in Mustang.

In 2010, the first such event drew 75 people for the certified 5-kilometer run and relay as well as a 1-mile fun run.

"We did this last year because we were hosting Youth Force in Altus," said Amy Givens, youth pastor at First UMC. "It got people in our church and the community involved, so we decided to do it again."

All races will begin at the church’s location. For more information, contact Givens, 580-318-1185,

Eight Youth Force hands-on mission projects are scheduled this summer in Oklahoma. Learn more at;  click on "Mission Opportunities."

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