Greenway 5K Run/Walk Set for Saturday Morning

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Salisbury Parks and Recreation has set the 18th Annual Run for the Greenway 5K for Saturday morning, July 18th. All proceeds from the race support the expenses of the Salisbury Greenway project. Start time for the 5K is 8 a.m., with a half-mile fun run on the track following at about 8:50 a.m. Both races start at Knox Middle School. Walkers are encouraged to participate in the 5K.

Awards will be given to the top three finishers overall and top three in each of 13 age groups. The top three overall, age 12 and under and 8 and under, in the fun run will also receive awards. All other finishers in the fun run will receive a medal. All 5K participants will receive a quality Dri-fit shirt and pre-registered in the fun run will also receive a shirt. Every one receives a goody bag and a chance at lots of runners and walkers are encouraged to bring used running shoes and canned goods for Rowan Helping Ministries. Refreshments will be provided for everyone after the completion of both events.

Race director Steve Clark encourages all runners and walkers to join the fun. He said, “We are known for a fast course and lots of food and fun afterwards. The race starts early and all activities will be complete before 10 a.m.”

Sponsors for the event include Carolina Spine and Hand Center, James K. Jolly DDA, Novant Health, Food Lion, Chick-fil-A, Sparkling Ice, Biscuitville, Cheerwine, Krispy Kreme, Knox Middle School, Apple Baking Company, Downtown Salisbury, and Chamberlain Exterminator.

Online registration continues all week at www.sportoften.com and a printable race brochure is available at www.salisburyrowanrunners.org Call Clark at 704-216-2709 for any other questions.

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