Tuesday, April 09, 2013

5K for United Way - Beginner runner training program also available

This July, Marshfield Area United Way will be holding the first-ever ‘5K for United Way’ Run/Walk. The run/walk will be on Saturday, July 13, 2013, at Griese Park. Registration will begin at 7:00 a.m. with runners starting at 9:00 a.m. and walkers beginning ten minutes after. The race will be timed and awards will be given to first through third place finishers in six different age groups.

Registration fee for the event is $20 for all participants ages twelve and up who are registered by June 28, 2013, and $25 after. Ages six to eleven are $5 and children five and younger are free. All participants twelve and up will receive a ‘5K for United Way’ t-shirt on the day of the event.

In addition to the event on this day, there will also be a nine-week training program prior to the race for beginner runners wanting to participate in their first 5K. The training program is available online and a group will be organized to meet weekly for a run and to offer encouragement and support to one another.

There will be an organizational meeting for the training group on Monday, May 6, 2013, at the Marshfield Fire Department (514 E 4th Street). The meeting will start at 5:30 and will only last about thirty minutes.

Visit our website for more information about the training program, the organizational meeting, and to get registered for the 5K. Registration and payment must be received prior to the June 28, 2013, deadline to receive the discounted rate. Payment can be submitted online through the United Way website (www.marshfieldareaunitedway.org), mailed with the registration form to: PO Box 771, Marshfield, WI, 54449, or paid at the United Way office (156 S Central Avenue). There is also a waiver form to be completed prior to participating in the 5K event or training program.

Please call United Way at 715-384-9992 or send an email to unitedway@tznet.com with any questions or to RSVP for the May 6, 2013 meeting.

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