The Air Force Marathon is back for it’s 24th year with a weekend full of race distances and events! Join us at the start line in September for the marathon, half marathon, 10K, 5K, Tailwind Trot 1K Kids’ Run, and Fly! Fight! Win! Challenge Series. Stop by the Health & Fitness Expo September 17-18th and join us at the Gourmet Pasta Dinner held at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. All Air Force Marathon events are open to the public. Learn more here!
7th Annual 5k Walk/Run for Literacy
Saturday, October 5th, 2019
2019 marks the Brunner Literacy Center’s 7th annual 5k to promote adult literacy education in Dayton!
Join us at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 5th to walk, jog, or run our certified 5k course through beautiful Englewood MetroPark’s West Park to celebrate the joys of literacy, health, and community. Our course begins and ends at the Lawwill Shelter.
Plan to arrive 30-45 minutes early to check in at the registration table, get something to eat or drink, join in some pre-race exercise, listen to music, and visit with friends.
The three fastest men and women in each age bracket will be awarded medals at our closing ceremonies. Age brackets are divided into these groups:
- 19 years old and under
- 20-35 years old
- 36-50 years old
- 51-65 years old
- 66 years old and over
At the end of the race, we like to give away some goodies. Raffle prizes include cash awards of $500, $300, and $200. On top of that, some of our friends and sponsors donate other goodies to be given away. Past years’ prizes have included restaurant gift cards, gas station gift cards, fitness classes, fresh produce from A. Brown & Sons Nursery, and more!
Each 5k participant gets one free raffle ticket with registration. Additional tickets can be purchased at $5 for one (1) ticket and $25 for six (6) tickets. Tickets can be purchased in person at the BLC ahead of time or at the park on the day of the 5k. You do not need to be present to win the cash prizes. All proceeds benefit the BLC.
About the Brunner Literacy Center
Every day at the Brunner Literacy Center, volunteers put learning tools into the hands of adult learners. Administrators, staff, and volunteers work to fulfill the Center’s mission of helping adults learn to read, write, compute, and learn English as a new language. Tutoring and other services, including books and materials, are provided to students without charge.
The BLC is always in need of new volunteers! For more details about our volunteering opportunities, visit our website here to learn more about how you can support Dayton’s adult students.
On Sat, April 18th students of the Boonshoft School of Medicine will host a 5K AIDS Benefit Walk/Run at Wergezen Gardens.
Participants that preregister before April 15th can register for just $20. Registration begins at 8am and the race will begin at 9:30am, rain or shine.
There will be prizes in men’s and women’s categories by age grouping. All participants will be entered in a raffle for additional prizes. Proceeds from the event will benefit AIDS Recourse Center Ohio and Miami Valley Positives 4 Positvies. Co-sponsors of the event are Five Rivers MetroParks and American Medical Student Association, BSOM Chapter.
To register online, click here.