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Ragnar Relay returns for 10th year

The Ragnar Relay Series will be hosting its 10th annual running race on the Wasatch Back Thursday, June 20, to Saturday, June 22. Participants can race either Thursday to Friday or Friday to Saturday.

The race will begin in Logan, running along the back of the Wasatch Mountains, and will finish in Park City. It will also include the "Ragnar Leg," which runs over Guardsman Pass.

The Ragnar Relay Series will seek to support the local community through its Ragnar Extra Mile Program, which is a community engagement program that will provide donations and services to local organizations in five counties along the course, according to Ragnar Relay’s website.

Each organization’s purpose aligns with the Extra Mile Program’s four core values, which include: promoting active and healthy lifestyles, enabling people and communities to form lasting connections, helping people conquer challenges, and helping people and communities celebrate the accomplishments.

For more information about the Wasatch Back race and to register, visit .

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Register for Henefer 5K and 10K

Registration is open for the Henefer City Fourth of July 10K and 5K Fun Run. The race will take place at the Henefer Town Park. Start time for the 10K is 6:30 a.m. and 7 a.m. for the 5K. Pre-registration entry fee is $5 if application is mailed by June 29. Day-of registration starts at 6 a.m. and is $10. Both the fees include a free T-shirt.

The races will be split up into six age divisions for men and women with awards being presented to the first in each group. The age divisions include: 10 and under, 11-17, 18-24, 25-35, 36-44 and 45 and older. There will also be a prize drawing for all who participate.

For more information, contact Ashlie Richins at 435-336-6662 or Malarie Preece at 435-336-6056. To download the race registration form, visit .

Francis drops water boiling order

Francis has lifted the water boiling order that was in effect, according to a notice on the city’s website.

The city found two areas of concern that caused the water quality problems. The first was an issue with the chlorine feed system, which is tested three times each week. The tests showed that chlorine residuals were present in the water. The second issue was that the spring that feeds into the water tank tested positive for E. coli.

With the chlorine system fixed, the Summit County Health Department has given Francis the go-ahead to lift the water boiling order after speaking with state officials.