Registration is now open for this year’s Meijer LPGA 5k Run & Walk presented by Kellogg’s® that seeks to bring the community together by featuring multiple competitive – yet friendly – challenges for corporations, schools, members of the media, families and individuals.
The cost is $15 per person, ages 17 and younger, and $25 per person, ages 18 and older. Strollers are welcome at the event. The top three runners in each age group will receive $500, $250, and $100 in Meijer gift cards, respectively.
However, we’re also challenging the community to participate on a team at a cost of $150 per team. The top five finishers in each team will be scored. Winners of the community challenges will receive a $1,000 donation to the Meijer Simply Give program in their team’s name.
- Corporate: Local corporations are encouraged to put together a team of five to 10 runners.
- Media: Meijer will donate the entry fees for up to five teams of members of the media. Each team must include five to 10 runners.
- School: Meijer will donate the entry fees for up to 10 teams of high school students. Each team must include five to 10 runners.
The race, once again powered by Gazelle Sports, will begin at 8 a.m. July 25 at Rockford High School and will include a complimentary breakfast provided by Kellogg’s.®
“The great thing about the Meijer LPGA 5k Run is you don’t have to be a professional athlete to take part. Anyone can run a 5k,” said Dathan Ritzenhein, a Rockford, Mich. native and professional long-distance runner who placed 7th in the 2015 Boston Marathon. “Building off the success of last year’s inaugural event, the 5k is a great way to get the whole family involved in a healthy lifestyle, receive free tickets to the tournament, and help feed those in need.”
Each participant will receive a Meijer LPGA 5k Run & Walk presented by Kellogg’s® shirt, and two daily tickets to the golf tournament, valid for any one day Tuesday through Sunday.
To register and for more information on the Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft, please visit meijerLPGAclassic.com.