Finish Moving With the Spirit, Run for John, Big Nut Strut event and you’re in BW Fall 5K
By LENNY C. LEPOLA
News Assistant Managing Editor
How would you like to run three Big Walnut area 5K fundraising races and not pay any additional fee to be entered to win prizes? Now it’s possible with the newly-formed, and completely free, Fall 5K Grand Prix. To be eligible for Fall 5K Grand Prix prize drawing all runners and walkers need to do is enter all three of the area’s popular fall season 5K races — Moving With The Spirit, Run for John and the Big Nut Strut.
Moving With The Spirit 5K, benefiting Wounded Warriors and local outreach projects, will be held on Saturday, August 18, at Galena United Methodist Church, 2777 Sunbury Road in Galena. Registration applications for Moving With The Spirit, the first leg of the Grand Prix, are available at Sunbury Kroger’s, Sunbury Veterinary Clinic, Delaware County Bank & Trust (Galena and Highland Lakes Branches), Sunbury Cleaners, Roll Bike Shop, Giammarco’s and other locations around Sunbury and Galena. You may also register online by following links at < galenachurch.org >. Registration is $25 before race day, $30 on race day and $2 for the Kid’s Race.
Run For John, scheduled for Saturday, September 1, is a 5K Charity Run/Walk that benefits Big Walnut Friends Who Share. The Run For John registration fee is a modest $25, and there are also reduced rate family 4-pack, 5-pack and 6-pack registrations available. For race details and a link to the Premier Races registration page go to < runforjohn.com > and click to Online Registration link. For sponsorship and volunteer information call Nicci at 614–205-4469.
The third annual Big Nut Strut 5K on Sunday, October 7, will raise funds for Big Walnut Local School District PTO’s to be used during the school year for needs and activities that fall outside of normal curriculum funding. The Big Nut Strut course will run through neighborhoods surrounding Kroger Plaza. Big Nut Strut registration details had not been finalized by press time, but will be published in The Sunbury News as soon as available. Potential sponsors and anyone interested in making either cash donations to help offset race costs or freebies for race packets shout email race organizer Sandie Knapp at < firstname.lastname@example.org >.
Each of the three walk/run races are family friendly events and feature awards for children and adults. Registration fees are required, as always, for each individual race; but run (or walk) and finish all three races and your name will automatically be included in the Fall 5K Grand Prix drawing.
Drawing prizes include Frontrunner gift certificates, a round of golf at Bent Tree Golf Club, Jerky from Virgil’s Jerky Plus, a Sunbury Cleaners Gift Certificate, a one-year subscription to The Sunbury News and more.
Remember, anyone who registers and finishes all three participating races (Moving With The Spirit, Run for John, Big Nut Strut) will have their name put in for the drawing. There is no additional fee to anyone and they do not have to register for the Grand Prix, just the races.