James G. Mill Fourth Annual 5K Run/Walk

Posted on 4/11/2014 9:38:19 PM

Join the James G. Mill Center for Health and Fitness at our fourth annual 5K on Saturday, April 26, at 11:00 a.m. on the Hoodlebug Trail!

The race will start at 11:00 a.m., with registration starting at 10:00 a.m.

The cost of the 5K will be $20 for nonmembers of the fitness center. The cost for students and members of the fitness center will remain $15 until the day of the race. On race day, the cost will be $20 for all participants, so be sure to sign up! The course is entirely on the scenic and mostly level Hoodlebug Trail, with parking and the start of the race just off Wayne Avenue. See our website or click on the following link for a map and directions to the parking lot.

Proceeds are being donated to the Sports Gear Project of Samaritan’s Purse. For every $8 donated, at least one piece of soccer equipment will be donated to children in Cambodia to be used with the Samaritan’s Purse Youth Sports Leadership Program.

Samaritan’s Purse is the organization who also sends out shoeboxes at Christmas time to children all around the world through their Operation Christmas Child Project. Read more about this and the Sports Gear Project by visiting the Samaritan’s Purse website. There will be at least eight shoeboxes to be raffled with gift cards for eating out and purchasing fitness merchandise and IUP gear along with passes for bowling, golf, and movies. Tickets will be $3 for one arm length and $5 for two arm lengths and can be entered for specific raffles.

Even if you don’t plan to run or walk in the event, you can still donate and participate in your own way. Ask us how.

Refreshments will be available, and medals will be given for the top three male and female in each of seven age groups, as well as prizes for other categories, including walkers. So grab some friends, family, or coworkers and come help us make this our biggest event yet while we support Samaritan’s Purse in a big way! We can’t do it without you!

Call or e-mail Chrissi Steele at 724-357-6251 or c.l.steele@iup.edu for more information. Visit the Events page on the James G. Mill Center for Health and Fitness website for registration forms and more details about Samaritan’s Purse.