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Unique 5K puts runners’ bodies, minds to the test to raise money for Alzheimer’s prevention

PAULS VALLEY, Okla. - Runners will be pounding the brick pavers of Pauls Valley on Saturday morning, while the 'Recall Run 5K' provides physical and mental challenges, as well.

"I talked to friends a week ago, and they had friends and loved ones who suffered from Alzheimer's. This has to be a race for Alzheimer's prevention," said Mike Dyson, event coordinator.

Dyson came up with the idea for a race to "jog your memory."

It's 3.1 miles of city streets and nature trails, but there is one thing that makes this race unique.

There will be dozens of signs along the way with images and words.

The idea is to remember as many as you can when you cross the finish line.

The best combination of finish time and recalled markers receives cash prizes.

"Somebody who is slower can make up for it by recalling more items," Dyson said.

However, the Recall Run is more about raising money and awareness than awards.

Alzheimer's will impact 16 million Americans by 2050.

"I think the more funds we can raise for research the better and getting the word out at events like this and others, increasing our ability to stop this disease," Dyson said.

Finding a cure one step at a time.

Participants can register the morning of the Recall Run.

The registration desk opens at 8 a.m. on Sept. 10 in downtown Pauls Valley.