The annual McLeod Sports Medicine Challenge Run/Walk will be held Saturday, March 21, 2015. The race day begins at 9:00 a.m. with the 5K and 10K Run/Walk, the one-mile Fun Run begins at 9:05 a.m. All races take place at Briggs Elementary School, located at 1012 Congaree Drive, Florence. Race day registration will be available from 7:30 a.m. until 8:30 a.m.
Included in the McLeod Sports Medicine Challenge are the following divisions: 5K Walk, 5K Run, 10K Run, and 1 Mile Fun Run. The McLeod Sports Medicine Challenge Run/Walk Course is USA Track and Field Certified. The course is designed for competitive and recreational athletics. The race technical direction is managed by Greg Elmore and Carolina Running Company.
Overall prizes valued at $75, $50, and $25 will be awarded to the top three overall male and female winners. A $100 cash bonus will be awarded to the male or female who sets a new course record. Medals will be awarded for each age division.
The cost to participate is $20 if pre-registering (March 13 deadline), $17 for McLeod Employees, Military Personnel, Track, Cross Country and Florence Track Club Members. Registration cost on the day of the event is $25. Cost includes a Run/Walk T-shirt. The Fun Run cost is $5 for an individual and $10 for a family.
Stefano’s Italian Restaurant will provide a post race pasta meal at the completion of the race.
The race proceeds benefit the Geoffrey Kier Memorial Athletic Excellence Award Scholarship Fund. The Geoffrey Kier Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to four college-bound high school senior athletes who exhibit excellence in academics, athletics, and also possess strong leadership skills. Male and female athletes are selected from participating area public and private high schools.
For more information or to receive registration information, call McLeod Sports Medicine at (843) 77-8167, or email SportsMedicine@McLeodHealth.org. On line registration is available at www.carolinarunningcompany.com.