A new, streamlined start and finish line will be a highlight for the runners at the 21st annual RUN. LIVE. LEARN. race and health event set for Saturday, April 27, on the campus of St. Charles Community College. The event is a morning of recreation, health, education and fun and that will also include an educational twist.
Runners of all ages took part in St. Charles Community College's 2012 RUN. LIVE. LEARN. event. This year's event is set for Saturday, April 27, on the SCC campus.
Once again featured at RUN. LIVE. LEARN. will be the popular 10K Race (6.2 miles), 5K Race (3.1 miles) and Fun Run. The new start/finish line, which has been moved in the front of the SCC Student Center in the Green Parking Lot, will allow the 5K and 10K races to have the same start. Runners in both races will run together for the first mile and a half on the campus roads before 10K participants leave the campus to run through the streets of Cottleville.
To add an educational twist to the event, one runner will win a $1,000 scholarship to SCC. Entrants in the 5K and 10K races (ages 18 and older) will be automatically entered into a drawing for the scholarship. “The organizing committee is excited to promote the value of higher education by offering the $1,000 scholarship,” said Heather McDorman, vice president for marketing and communications and co-chair of the event. “We promise lots of fun ways for our runners and guests to celebrate fitness and education this year.”
The 10K and 5K races begin at 7:30 a.m., and the 1-Mile Fun Run starts at 9:15 a.m. near the entrances to the Red and Green parking lots on campus. Each event will feature age group awards. All individual fun run finishers will receive diplomas.
The entry fee for the Fun Run is $15; late registration after April 19 is $20, including race-day registration. Entry for the 10K and 5K races is $20; late registration after April 19 is $25, including race-day registration. The entry fee includes a dry-tec T-shirt, refreshments and entries into prize basket drawings. Participants may register online, by mail or in person for one of the run events. Online registration is available through the event website, www.stchas.edu/run. The overall male and female winner of the 5K will each take home a $50 cash prize and overall male and female winners in the 10K will receive a $100 prize.
There will be free refreshments courtesy of local food stores and restaurants. Precision Health Group will provide music at the start/finish line and Missouri American Water Company will provide water stations for the runners. Smoothie King will pass out smoothies and Tucanos Brazilian Grill will give away flavored lemonade to the finishers.
The Health and Wellness Expo is free and open to the public from 8-11 a.m. in the Student Center, including entry to more than 40 exhibits with health and wellness information, screenings, product samples and refreshments. Participants will have a chance to test their fitness, learn how to take care of mind and body, receive health and safety tips and get in shape. There will also be drawings for several prize baskets. All race participants will receive two free tickets to enter in the prize basket drawings, and additional tickets will be available for purchase at the cost of $1 for two tickets.
Helping to make this event possible are the Gold Sponsors: Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital & Progress West HealthCare Center, Central Methodist University, KMOX NewsRadio 1120, Mulligan Printing, Precision Health Group, Smoothie King, STLToday.com and Tucanos Brazilian Grill; Silver Sponsors: Christian Foods/McDonald’s, Shirt Kong, and SSM St. Joseph Health Center & Hospital West; and Bronze Sponsors: BenandBeccalee Photographers, Connection Christian Church, Crosby Chiropractic Centre, Green Lantern Car Wash, Lion’s Choice, Missouri American Water Company and P31 Fitness.
Health and wellness businesses and organizations may register for exhibitor space through April 19. For information on being an exhibitor/vendor or sponsor, call Kathy Stearns at 922-8312. To register for the race visit www.stchas.edu/run or call Karen Decker at 636-922-8475. The college is located at 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive in Cottleville, Mo.
St. Charles Community College is a public, comprehensive two-year community college with associate degrees and certificate programs in the arts, business, sciences and career-technical fields. SCC provides workforce training and community-based personal and professional development as well as cultural, recreational and entertainment opportunities. For more information, visit www.stchas.edu.
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