The annual McLeod Sports Medicine Scholarship Run will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2020. The race will begin at 9 a.m. for a 5K Run. Race day registration will be available from 7:30 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. The race will take place at McLeod Sports Medicine, 2439 Willwood Drive, Florence, SC 29501.
Prizes and medals will be given to the top 3 overall males, top 3 overall females as well as winner and runner-up of each age division. You must be present to receive awards or make prior arrangements with race director. Total value of prizes is more than $500. Raffle tickets will also be given to each entry. A drawing will be held after race completion during the awards presentation.
The cost to participate is $25 if pre-registering, $20 for McLeod Employees and Military Personnel. Registration cost on the day of the event is $30. The cost of the race includes a T-shirt. Following the race, music, food, and activities will be available for the entire family to enjoy.
History of the Scholarship Run
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 our 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.