Judy M. Merritt 5K Run and Eggstravaganza Scheduled for April 20

FROM STAFF REPORTS

HOOVER – The Fifth Annual Judy M. Merritt Memorial 5K and EGGstravaganza will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 20 at Veterans Park off Valleydale Road, and organizers said you do not want to miss it.

“This fun and exciting event will combine a great 5K run and a massive free Easter egg hunt for the community,” Jefferson State Event Coordinator Libby Holmes said. “The 5K race is always great, but the free Kid’s Festival and age-specific egg hunt will really make this a special event.”

Registration for the 5K is $20 ($15 for students and those 18 years old and under). The free community egg hunt (10 a.m.) will provide various age sections, more than 3,000 eggs, and great prizes.

The Family Fun Day (from 9- 11 a.m.) will feature pictures with the Easter Bunny and the Chick-fil-A cows, face painting, glitter tattoos, bounce houses, inflatable slides, music, a kick-ball tournament and more.

In the 5K Race, awards will be given to first, second and third place overall, and the top male and female runners in these categories: 12 and under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-plus.

This community event began in 2015 to help honor Jefferson State’s late President Judy M. Merritt, who served as president for 35 years.

Event schedule for Saturday, April 20:
•9 a.m., 5K Race
•9-11 a.m., Free Kids Festival
•10 a.m., Free Age Specific Egg Hunt

For complete details and registration information, visit Jeffersonstate.edu/5K.