Ninth Annual AMETEK Tree City 5K for United Way of Portage County Set for July 7
The ninth annual AMETEK Tree City 5K benefiting the United Way of Portage County will take place on Saturday, July 7. The race, which is part of the annual Kent Heritage Festival, raises funds for more than 40 health and human service programs in the community. Kent State University is one of several sponsors of this year’s race.
“The Tree City 5K continues to grow in popularity every year, attracting top runners throughout the country,” says Steve Kleiber, president and CEO of the United Way of Portage County. “Funds raised during the event transform lives in the community and help make Portage County a better and healthier place to live and work.”
The Tree City 5K race goes along a scenic, point-to-point course that begins at the Kent State University Dix Stadium, runs through the Kent Campus and ends in the city of Kent.
Runners can pre-register for the race online until June 29 by visiting www.active.com/running/kent-oh/ametek-tree-city-5k-for-united-way-2012. Interested participants can also register in person on July 5 from 5-7 p.m. at 157 Lounge, 157 Water St., in downtown Kent, or on July 6 from 4-8 p.m. at the Kent Dairy Queen, 1443 South Water St. Pre-registration both online and in person costs $20. Runners can also register on the day of the race for $25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Kent Dairy Queen or from 6-6:45 p.m. at race check-in.
Check-in on race day will take place from 6-6:45 p.m. at Dix Stadium. The race will begin at 7 p.m., and the race course will close at 8 p.m. Awards will be given to the top three male and female runners overall, and prizes will be given for runners in different age groups.
An after party, sponsored by Yuengling Light, will take place at the 157 Lounge in downtown Kent.
For more information about the race, including parking and shuttle information, the full schedule of events, the course map and more, please visit www.treecityrace.com.
For more information about the United Way of Portage County, please visit www.uwportage.org.