February 17, 2012
“I run because I can. When I get tired, I remember those who can’t run, what they’d give to have this simple gift I take for granted, and I run harder for them. I know they would do the same for me.”
To support the American Cancer Society, Community Hospital and the McCook YMCA are hosting a benefit 5K and half marathon run/walk on Saturday, May 19.
Packet pick-up and race-day registration is from 7 to 7:45 a.m. at the northeast side of Community Hospital. The half marathon run/walk starts at 8 a.m. and 5K run/walk begins at 8:30 a.m. Registration for the 5K is $30 and the half marathon is $50 if done by May 4. (Add two dollars more for shirt sizes XXL and XXXL.) Fees include breakfast, a moisture wicking shirt, and door prizes. Funds raised from the event will be donated to the American Cancer Society. After May 4, registration is $40 for the 5K and $60 for the half. Those who register the day of the race will receive their shirts at a later date.
Both races begin on East 11 and East J Streets just north of Community Hospital. Runners will proceed north on East 11 Street. 5K runners will turn around on East 11 Street and return to Community Hospital. Half marathon runners will run to Road 719, turning left (west), running to West Third Street, turning left (south); running to McCook Elementary, before turning around and returning to Community Hospital. See race route on brochure.
Medals will be awarded for the 5K at 10 a.m. and for the half marathon at 11:30 a.m. They will be awarded to the top three male and females in each age division including under 14, 14-21, 22-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and over 60 years old. Prizes will be awarded to each first place male and female winners in the 5K and half.
Memorial Race Bibs
Memorial race bibs can be ordered to wear in honor of or in memory of a loved one. Cost is $5 for each bib. All proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society. Order Memorial Bib.
Kid’s Fun Run
A kid’s fun run will be held at 7:50 a.m. Cost is $5 for each child. Each will receive a goody bag. There is no early registration. Kids will register on the day of the event only.
For questions, more information or if you would like to be a sponsor or volunteer, please call or e-mail Sarah Wolford at 308-344-8550 or [email protected] or Ronda Graff at 308-345-2160 or [email protected].