Bust out your tennis shoes and get ready to hit the pavement. Ascension Borgess Allegan Foundation in partnership with the Allegan Schools’ Swimming and Diving Program and the Allegan Tigershark Aquatic Club is hosting the sixth annual Strides for Health 5K Walk/Run. The 5K race will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 18. The race starts and finishes in front of Ascension Borgess Allegan Hospital.
Trophies will be awarded to the top three males and females overall, as well as the top male and female masters finishers. Medals will be given to the top three males and females in each age group. The awards ceremony will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m.
New this year, 5K participants will receive a tech t-shirt, while supplies last. Free health screenings will be available, as well as great refreshments including such favorites as breakfast pizza and fruit and yogurt parfaits.
The adults won’t be the only ones having all of the fun. In addition to the 5K race, Chemical Bank is sponsoring a 1-mile Kids’ Fun Run. The Fun Run will begin at 9:45 a.m. and all children participating will receive a t-shirt and a medal.
The $20 early registration fee for the 5K ends August 10, after which point the fee is $25 through race day. Registration for the Kids’ Fun Run is only $5. For more information about the race please visit the website at www.stridesforhealth.com or call Bill Hammer at (269) 673-5431 ext. 3003.