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Winners named in T-shirt contest for Sunday’s Great Train Race

The 19th annual Great Train Race takes place this Sunday in downtown Fredericksburg but the winners of this year’s T-shirt design contest have already been named.

PICTURES: View photos from last year’s race.

Jackie Wilson, a student at Fredericksburg Christian School, had the winning design for the 1-mile Great Train Race, race organizer Sara Carty said.

Cati Watts, a homeschooled student from King George County, won for the 400-yard Caboose Run.

Each student won a $100 gift card, Carty said.

Youth will begin lining up for the first race at 7 a.m.  on Sunday. The 1-mile race begins at the train depot, travels along Caroline Street to William Street, turns right on William and continues to Sophia Street. Runners turn right onto Sophia and race to the finish line at City Dock.

Races should be finished by about noon.

I’ll have a full story soon on the upcoming race.