Connecting members of the Park City community with each other and with people across the globe, the sixth annual Park City High School Memorial 5K will raise funds that will touch lives near and far.
Park City High School's annual run began as a way to honor the PC5, 5 young graduates of PCHS whose lives were tragically and abruptly taken within a single devastating year. This year the run will commemorate any loved ones that community members have lost.
The 5K is scheduled for May 26 at 9 am at Dozier Field. Day of registration begins at 8 am and costs $30, but participants are encouraged to preregister online for $25 at www.pchsmemorial.us.
Proceeds from the event will provide scholarships for PCHS's National Honor Society's summer humanitarian trip to Haiti where students will assist communities affected by the 2010 earthquake by handing out needed supplies, re-roofing homes, and helping to build a waste system.
Explained PCHS teacher and the honor society supervisor George Murphy, "It's not just the 20 kids going to Haiti that are making an impact. The whole community is helping."
Money will also be given to the Homeless Youth Shelter in Salt Lake City and to graduating seniors as college scholarships.
The National Honor Society hopes to continue the 5K well into the future.
"We're hoping people make this a tradition and keep it going so we can keep taking kids on humanitarian trips," said Murphy.