By Erika Neldner
Have fun walking or running in the 2nd Annual 5K for ADay and help a Cherokee County student go to college.
The annual event will be held Sept. 17 at 8 a.m. at Cannon Park, 130 East Main St., in downtown Canton. It is a rain or shine event.
“Funds raised from the 5K benefit students at Reinhardt,” said Dale Morrissey, director of development and external relations. “It is great way to promote health and wellness and at the same time raising funds for a great cause – student scholarships. When students benefit, it is giving back to our community and preparing leaders for tomorrow.”
Race day registration begins at 7 a.m., with the 5K Run/Walk starting at 8 a.m. Registration through Sept. 9 is $25. From Sept. 10 until race day, it is $30. The fee for runners/walkers younger than 12 is $15, and those who cannot participate but wish to contribute can support a student for $25 or more. Register online at ADay5K.Reinhardt.edu.
Following the race, there will be a finish line party with refreshments, water and door prizes (must be present to win).
Age group categories for male and female each are: 10 and younger, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 35-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69 and any age over 70.
ADay for Reinhardt was created in 1988 and since its inception, it has raised more than $3.5 million in financial assistance for local students. Also known as the Cherokee County Grant Program, eligible students can be awarded as much as $8,000 during their four years at the University.
The presenting sponsor for this event is Northside Hospital Cherokee, the platinum sponsor is Renasant Bank, the gold sponsor is Bank of North Georgia, and the silver sponsor is United Community Bank. The bronze sponsors are Bojangles, North Ga. CPA Services PC, Bank of the Ozarks, Gregg Elwell, DMD, PC and John Peacock DDS, The Mayo Agency LLC, and South State Bank. The Friends of Reinhardt is LGE Credit Community Credit Union.
For more information on the ADay Campaign and other ways to give to Reinhardt and its students, visit www.reinhardt.edu and click on “Give.”
For more information on the 5K for ADay or for sponsorship information, contact Dale Morrissey at (770) 720-5506 or e-mail at DSM1@reinhardt.edu