The annual McLeod Sports Medicine Scholarship Run will be held Saturday, March 17, 2018. The races begin at 9:00 am and includes choices between a 5K Run/Walk, a 10K Run, and a 1 Mile Fun Run. The races will take place at McLeod Sports Medicine, located at 2439 Willwood Drive in Florence (behind the McLeod Health & Fitness Center). Race-day registration will be available from 7:30 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. Scholarship recognition and awards will be held at 10:30 a.m.
The race will be held on St. Patrick’s Day, so runners are encouraged to wear green or dress in costume and be Irish for a day with us at the McLeod Sports Medicine Scholarship Run.
Following the race, food, music, and activities will be available so there will be fun for the whole family.
The cost to participate is $25 if pre-registering, and $20 for McLeod Employees, Military Personnel, Track, Cross Country and Florence Track Club Members. Registration cost on the day of the event is $30. The cost of the 5K and 10K includes a Run/Walk T-shirt. The Fun Run cost is $5 for an individual and $10 for a family.
During the early 1990’s, McLeod Sports Medicine established the McLeod Sports Medicine Heart Challenge. A Florence area, community-based, and USATF certified 5K and 10K run/walk for improving participants’ health. The Heart Challenge was also established to raise money for the McLeod Athletic Excellence Award. The award was soon renamed the Geoffrey Kier Memorial Athletic Excellence Scholarship to honor the memory of a former McLeod Sports Medicine employee who died of meningitis in 1998. Today, this race continues the tradition of raising money for deserving student-athletes in the community. Geoffrey’s mother, Sally, continues to participate in the race each year and also donates to the scholarship fund in honor of her son.