Run To The Rescue 5K, May 9, American Legion Post 20

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Run To The Rescue 5K Planning Team. David Westberry, Laura Livingston, and Leigh Bradberry with shelter dog "Hattie"
Run To The Rescue 5K Planning Team.
David Westberry, Laura Livingston, and Leigh Bradberry with shelter dog “Hattie”

Are you ready to have fun and make a positive difference for Greenwood’s shelter animals?  Well, lace up your shoes and register to participate in the Run To The Rescue 5K!

The race will be held at the American Legion Post 20, located at 806 Calhoun Avenue, on Saturday, May 9, 2015. The race will begin at 8:00 a.m. with race day registration starting at 7:00 a.m. Pre-registration ends Wednesday, May 6, 2015.

Forms can be found at local businesses or online. Participation in the race is $25 until April 26, $30 from April 27 to May 3, and $35 from May 4 until race day. The first 100 participants will be guaranteed a race t-shirt, “doggie bag,” and lunch provided by Corley’s Market and Grill.

The Run to the Rescue 5K’s mission is to provide participants, volunteers, and spectators with a memorable and rewarding experience. Their involvement provides support to the HSoG by offering an event in the community that not only benefits the animals of Greenwood, but also the health and wellness of its citizens. This debut event was created by three devoted community members who wanted to do something special for Greenwood’s animals and animal lovers, as well as provide a race that is both challenging and fun for the community’s walkers and runners.

The course, new for Greenwood runners, will begin and end at the American Legion. Runners and walkers will begin by looping around the neighborhood behind the American Legion. The course follows the new Cambridge Gateway Trail to Kimbrook Subdivision. Participants will follow Crescent Road, take a left on to Kimbrook Drive, followed by a right on to Sherwood Lane. The remainder of the race will take place on the Cambridge Gateway Trail going back to the American Legion. The course is moderately hilly around the 1 to 2 mile marks with long sections of flat terrain. Plan for asphalt and soft gravel terrain.

Funds raised will help enable the HSoG save more of Greenwood’s unwanted animals at the County’s animal shelter. Even if you can’t participate in the race, come out to the event, help cheer on the runners and walkers, learn about the sponsors, and help make this a successful 5K for the HSoG!

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