More plans have been announced for the 8 a.m. Aug. 2 inaugural West Akron 5K Run/Walk with the kickoff at John R. Buchtel Community Learning Center, 1040 Copley Road, Akron.
“The first year’s race will have proceeds donated to the school’s stadium building fund,” said Christel Silas, race program coordinator.
Buchtel has long been a leader in multisports categories, and race director Mary Anderson, class of 1994 and two-time Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom war veteran, said she wants to help give back to the school that nurtured her.
Anderson — aided by the City of Akron, her race committee, the Gus Johnson Community Foundation and the Women of Wholeness — said in the future she plans to ask the student body to come up with worthy projects to support with race proceeds.
Volunteers are needed; sign up at United Way of Summit County’s Volunteer Center website.
Registration fee is $25 until May 31, $35 June 1-Aug. 1, and $45 on race day.
To register go to www.runtoyouracing.com/#!untitled/cojk.
For more information, please email email@example.com or call Silas at 330-990-2923, Anderson at 330-835-8110, or LeKesh Hayes at 330-573-3014.
Make checks or money orders payable to West Akron Inaugural 5K Fund and mail to 1015 S. Hawkins Ave., Akron, Ohio 44320.