Merritt 5K Run and Family Fun Day scheduled for March 4

Published 3:54 pm Wednesday, February 15, 2017


HOOVER – Run, walk and have lots of fun! That is the plan for the Third Annual Judy M. Merritt 5K Run and Family Fun Day on Saturday, March 4 at Jefferson State Community College and Veterans Park off Valleydale Road.

“We really want this to be a fun and exciting event for the community,” Jefferson State Director of Community Relations David Bobo said. “The 5K race and 1-mile fun walk are always great, but this year we have added a ‘family fun day’ to make the event more enjoyable for kids and families.”

The event, which is open to everyone, began in 2015 to help honor Jefferson State’s late President Judy M. Merritt, who served as president for 35 years. Registration for the 5K is $25, the walk is $15 and the family fun day portion is free to the community.

In the 5K Race, awards will be given to the top three male and female overall winners, with other awards for the top age group winners. Special awards will be given to current Jefferson State students and to staff/faculty members.

The family fun day will feature a giant bouncy slide, balloon art, glitter tattoos, the Amazing Race (which includes field day activities) as well as free food and drinks.

The schedule of events for Saturday, March 4 includes:

Saturday, March 4th

8 a.m. – 5K Race

9 a.m. – One Mile Fun Run/Walk

9:30 a.m. – Award Ceremony

10 a.m. to noon – Family Day events and activities

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