Runners: don’t forget to walk
The Park City Education Foundation along, with several members of the community, raised $135,000 for Park City School District schools during last year’s Running with Ed event.
Running with Ed is a 41-mile relay race through Park City which will be taking place this year on Saturday, May 18.
The race has become a popular event for active community members looking to support local education, but there is an aspect a lot of community members who can’t compete in the foot race forget about, according to PCEF spokesperson Jennifer Billow.
There were nearly 650 runners who participated in last year’s race, but the more than 1,000 who competed in the Walk-a-Thon accounted for a large portion of money raised, according to Billow.
"This is a great opportunity to get everybody involved in the event, even if running isn’t your thing," Billows said. "It can be intimidating for some to get involved in the highly active team event, but this is a great way for those to get involved and have a great time. Last year the kids were excited to get out and walk."
Registration for the walking portion of Running with Ed is open until May 11 and costs $20. Walkers can still register on the day of event for $25. However, the foundation urges those joining the event to register early because of the high amount of participants last year.
Participants should check in to receive racing bibs from 12:30 1:15 p.m. on Saturday.
The Walk-a-Thon course is 1.8 miles from the Basin Fieldhouse to the White Barn and back. Teams are not needed for the individual event and organizers ask that walkers, for everyone’s safety, leave their dogs at home. For more information visit, http://www.runningwithed.com.
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