Stories tagged with: 5K

June 24, 2014 - 7:46pm
9 weeks 6 days ago

The Fourth of July holiday is not far away and if you like to run there's 5K is just for you.

The Muskingum Recreation Center Executive Director, Beth Chapman says the Red White and Run Five K will take place at the OUZ-Zane State Campus on the Fourth of July.

" The Five K really encourages families not just individuals to get out and get active and do something, so it's a good opportunity to really promote health and wellness in our community and being active, "...

June 7, 2014 - 6:08pm
12 weeks 2 days ago

Over 500 walkers and runners made their way to Zanesville High School Saturday morning to honor the life of Grant Hickman.

Although the Zanesville student lost his life nearly three years ago, he lives on through a foundation created by his parents. With today's third annual Run 4 Grant 5K, they were able to raise around $20,000.

"The money that's raised goes into the Grant Hickman Foundation, and we divide that up with scholarships and for people with...

June 4, 2014 - 5:37pm
12 weeks 4 days ago

The 3rd annual Run 4 Grant 5K is set for this weekend. Organizers are inviting you to come out to remember and celebrate the life of former Zanesville High School student, Grant Hickman.

Hickman died nearly three years ago, but lives on through a fundraiser started by his parents. This year, there will be a silent auction, music and even a more accessible course for runners of all ages. The money raised will go towards the Grant Hickman Foundation that awards scholarship...

April 12, 2014 - 4:38pm
20 weeks 2 days ago

One local school district held their first ever Wellness 5K Run and One Mile Walk on Saturday.

After receiving a grant from "Action For Healthy Kids" program to increase activity within their middle school, organizers had to think of an April event to get the community up and moving.

" As the committee discussed it, we decided why not have a 5K and it kind of grew into a community event to try to bring in folks in the community and their kids, " said Wellness...

November 30, 2013 - 5:52pm
39 weeks 2 days ago

After a three year fight with cancer,a Maysville Middle School student is no longer here but his memory will live on forever.

On Saturday more than 70 community members met at Southtown Gym for a 5K run and 1 mile walk to benefit 13- year-old, Jared Hesel who recently lost his battle with Ewing Sarcoma, a rare bone cancer. His mom says that he was a fighter and that is how people will remember her son.

"He was determined from the day he found out he had something that he had...

November 13, 2013 - 6:35pm
41 weeks 5 days ago

On Sunday, 13-year-old Maysville Middle School student Jared Helsel, lost his battle with Ewings Sarcoma, a rare bone cancer. Southtown Gym Manager Abbie Williams, who also went to Maysville Schools, heard of Jared's story on Facebook and decided to put together a 5K and 1 mile walk to honor Jared.

"I talked to a family friend and she was very appreciative," explained Williams. "Anything that we can do to help. I'm a mother and I can't imagine having to worry about...

July 4, 2013 - 3:00pm
1 year 8 weeks ago

Over 150 people ran and walked in the Red, White and Run 5K at the campus trail at Ohio University Zanesville. The event, which is the first of it's kind in our area, was started as a special way to celebrate Independence Day.

"Being our first event, we hope to continue the partnership with Rotary and the other sponsors for many years to come. This is a unique event because it is on July 4th, but again we want to focus on the Fourth of July and being patriotic with it and have as...

November 24, 2011 - 11:29am
2 years 40 weeks ago

Before eating that huge Thanksgiving meal, runners hit the pavement for the 4th annual Race for Grace 5K.

Grace United Methodist Church held the race as a fundraiser for the food pantry at Eastside Community Ministry. Event Planner, Becky Woods, says each year has been a success with an additional 30-40 runners this year.

"It's great. It shows that people are willing to support other people in the community and I think it shows we are an active community," said Woods....

June 9, 2010 - 12:00pm
4 years 12 weeks ago

A national company is helping our area raise money to feed our community.

Kellogg's is hosting its third annual K5K Road Race and One Mile Fun Walk at the Kellogg's Plant on Fairview Road in Zanesville. Executive Director of Christ's Table said to run, it's $10.00 and all the proceeds go to their program.

"It's been great for us because it's the only corporation so far that's really stepped up to the plate to support Christ's Table and last year it was bigger than the year...

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