NEW this year to Strong Communities is the addition of a 5K race component. This year, racers can choose to participate in either the 5K, 8K or 1 mile Fun Run.
The Strong Communities 5K will be the 4th race in the Carolinas HealthCare System Start it Stanly Race Series.
In it's 10th year, the Strong Communities 8K challenges runners from across the region to step up their game plan and tackle the hills of Albemarle, NC. The title of King and Queen of the Hill will be awarded to the first male and female runner to reach the top of Park Ridge Hill.
A one mile fun run/walk will be included for the 3rd year. This event is a down and back course and is great for kids of all ages.
This year, with a $6 donation, participants can sponsor a backpack to help the Y reduce childhood hunger. All $ raised through this campaig will support the Y's Backpack Program which provides 40 backpacks a weekend to food deprived Pre-K students across Stanly County. In addition to donations collected, 100% of registration fees go to the Stanly County Family YMCA's Strong Communities Fund to support the six signature programs of the Y.
Race shirts guaranteed for registrants signed up by Sunday, August 13. Participants who register after that date are NOT guaranteed a t-shirt. Please register before Friday, August 11 to guarantee your shirt and size!