Visit www.livewellferg5K.com for details
The inaugural Live Well Ferguson Twilight 5K was a HUGE success in 2010. The event organizers felt that they were setting their sights high when they set a goal of 300 participants. By the time the 1-mile fun run and the 5K run/walk had ended, over 900 people had participated, literally filling the streets!
The second running of the Live Well Ferguson 5K Twilight Run/Walk is taking place Saturday, May 14, 2011 in downtown Ferguson, MO. As the afternoon comes to an end, hundreds of runners and walkers will take to the streets of Ferguson on a USATF certified course for the only twilight run/walk event in North St. Louis County. The races start and finish at Plaza at 501, an outdoor entertainment area at the intersection of Florissant Road and Suburban Avenue. The post-race festivities include a free concert by Javier Mendoza, along with food vendors, massage, and chiropractic services.
In 2011, the goal is to attract 1,200 participants. Race fees are $15 for the 5K through May 2; fees increase to $20 afterwards. Special rates are offered to teams of 10 or more participants. Awards and prizes will be presented to top finishers. The course will be timed by Big River Running.
For more details, or to register for the Live Well Ferguson 5K, go to: www.livewellferg5K.com
New this year is a partnership with Christian Hospital. A recognized leader of quality health care, Christian Hospital and its Foundation are dedicated to helping people enjoy life by improving their health through the support of community programs. Proceeds from the event benefit youth scholarships to attend camp programs at the Emerson Family YMCA.