(Posted April 19, 2015)
The 6th Annual Rockin’ on the Run 5K Fun Walk/Run and Family Day is set for 8 a.m. to noon May 16 at St. Patrick School in London. The goal is to raise $17,500 to benefit pediatric brain tumor research and Psychosocial Services within Hematology Oncology/BMT (the “fun fund”) at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
The entry is $20 for adults and children over 2 years old until May 3. After that date, registration jumps to $25 and there is no guarantee of a t-shirt or swag bag. Day-of registration and packet pick-up begins at 7:30 a.m., the family area opens at 8 a.m., and the race starts at 9 a.m. The first 500 people to cross the finish line gets a finisher’s medal.
“We offer a unique opportunity to allow our participants to decide which fund they would like their money to go toward: brain tumor research or H12’s (the Hematology-Oncology/BMT floor) fun fund.” says Ashley Winebrenner, vice president of Rockin’ on the Run.
After the walk/run, participants are invited to enjoy music by recording artist Tim Omark, free carnival games, merchandise vendors, a photo booth, face painting, bounce houses, a silent auction, 50/50 raffle, and more. Vendors will donate a portion of their daily sales to the cause.
Proceeds will be donated in honor of Erica Reagyn Semler, Kyra Hopkins, Garrett Stout, Faith Brenly and Leah Young, children who are fighting brain tumors, and in memory of Nate Elfrink and Violet Baier, children who lost their courageous battles in February 2010 and December 2010, respectively.
Brain tumors are the leading cause of solid tumor death in children under the age of 20 and are the third leading cause of cancer death in young adults ages 20-39.
For a registration form or for more information visit their Facebook page, check out www.rockinontherun.org, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (740) 852-5884. To donate raffle or silent auction items, send an email to email@example.com.
Event organizers for Rockin’ on the Run are Ashley Winebrenner, Johnda Beathard, Beth Fordyce, Nick Yono, Kelly Huddleston, Dodie Winebrenner, Lisa Mittelkamp, Karie Randall, Brittany Noble and Cindy Stout.