Want to help low-income children who suffer from persistent asthma? While running a fast 5k?
Check out the World No Tobacco Day 5K Run to be held on May 31, 2009. Smoke Free Dakota County is hosting this first-year event that will run along the Big Rivers Regional Trail starting in Lilydale. The 5k starts at 8am or take part in the group stretching event at 7:40. Registration begins at $15 before May 1 and tops out at $20 for race day entry.
Their will be prizes for the top 3 male and female finishers along with a Sprint cellphone give-away that is open to all runners.
Diane Tran, race director, summarized her thoughts about the race for me:
We’re so excited to celebrate World No Tobacco Day 2009 with a 5K race on a beautiful trail in northern Dakota County! The course overlooks the confluence of the Mississippi and Minnesota rivers and will be a lot of fun for the runners. Also, our t-shirts are pretty rad!
From their website:
Join Smoke-Free Dakota for the World No Tobacco Day 5K Run on Sunday, May 31, 2009! The run will benefit low-income children with persistent asthma to attend Camp SuperKids 2009, a weeklong summer camp sponsored by the American Lung Association in Minnesota. Asthma is the leading serious chronic illness in children in the U.S. and is the number one cause of student absences related to chronic conditions. Campers will learn to better manage their asthma and gain confidence through building relationships with their peers to ensure a future of better health!
The USATF-certified 5K Run (Certification # MN-09010-RR) will start at the eastern end (in Lilydale) of the Big Rivers Regional Trail, a nearly flat paved trail built on an abandoned railroad bed overlooking the confluence of the Minnesota and Mississppi Rivers.
Check out their “rad” t-shirt design:
[tags] Dakota County, Smoke Free, 5k, Asthma, USATF [/tags]