Hannibal, Mo. – Join Hannibal Regional Hospital Foundation for the 17th Annual Hannibal Cannibal and Fun Run on Saturday, July 7. The 10K / 5K run and leisure walk begins at 7 am (rain or shine). The Fun Run for children 10 and under will begin at approximately 9 am following the Hannibal Cannibal. Online registration is available at hannibalcannibal.com.

Like last year, Highway 79 will be closed to traffic from 6:30 - 8:45 am on July 7 starting in downtown Hannibal to Continental Cement.  Runners are encouraged to use the left lane, while walkers need to stay to the right.

The Hannibal Cannibal course begins at the Tom & Huck statue in downtown Hannibal, continues south down Main Street to Church Street, then to Route 79 south past Mark Twain Cave. Runners and walkers are required to master the sharp incline at Lover's Leap, nicknamed the Cannibal for the race.

The entry fee is $20 per person through June 24th, $25 per person June 25th through July 4th and $30 per person July 5th until race day. The entry fee for the Fun Run is $15 per child. All entrants will receive a t-shirt and race bag filled with various items.

Registration forms can be picked up at the Hannibal Regional Hospital Foundation office located at 175 Shinn Lane, the Information Desk at Hannibal Regional Hospital and KHMO and KICK-FM studios in Hannibal and Quincy.  You can also register online at hannibalcannibal.com until midnight on July 4th.

Race packet pickup and registration for the race will be held on July 6 from 2:30 pm to 7 pm.  Early packet pickup is encouraged, but registration and packet pickup will also take place the morning of the race starting at 5:30 am in front of the Tom and Huck statue in downtown Hannibal.

In 2011 over 1900 runners and walkers participated in the Hannibal Cannibal and this year even more are expected.  For more information, please call the Hannibal Regional Hospital Foundation office at 573-629-3577 or visit hannibalcannibal.com.  All proceeds from the race benefit the Hannibal Regional Hospital Foundation’s Heart to Heart campaign.