Area briefs

Fight Back 5k planned

PIQUA — Relay for Life of Miami County is hosting a Fight Back 5K run to benefit Relay for Life on Saturday, Aug. 1.

All proceed benefit the American Cancer Society and Relay for Life. The 5k will begin and end at French Park.

The early registration fee is $25, and $30 on the day. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. and the race starts at 9 a.m. Register by July 20 and receive a free shirt.

Awards will go to the top male and female runners in each age group.

For more information, please contact Nicole Bolin at (937) 570-0315 or To register online please visit

Backpack giveaway set

MIAMI COUNTY — The Cellular Connection and Verizon are holding a backpack giveaway on Aug. 1 from noon to 3 p.m. No purchase is necessary. Each child will receive one free backpack with school supplies.

Visit Verizon’s Troy location at 1833 W. Main St. or in Piqua at 1204 E. Ash St. to participate.