First posted on 07-13-2012
Winslow, the Boston Mountain community that’s Arkansas’ highest incorporated town, invites all to “Come Run with the Squirrels” on Sept. 22, the second annual half-marathon and 5K to raise money for local non-profit organizations.
Winslow Community Development Council, a local non-profit, started the race last year to raise funds for area non-profit organizations. With an aging population of less than 400 people, this small rural community is often over looked by area organizations serving larger cities.
“Last year, our inaugural race raised almost $4,000 for the community of non-profits in Winslow. This year, our goal is $10,000,” said Jane Maginot, the 2012 race director, who is also a Washington County extension agent with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.
“The race is also intended to be a celebration of the volunteers in our community who make Winslow such a wonderful place to live,“ she said.
In addition to the 2011 race, this year’s race will offer chip timing for the 5K and half marathon runners. Runners will also receive goody bags with free tech shirts.
Not into running?
“Consider volunteering to help with the race,” Maginot said. “Please go to the website to register to volunteer and receive a free t-shirt. There will also be a community expo featuring area nonprofit, educational organizations and local arts and businesses.”
The race will also have an educational expo that includes Audubon Arkansas, Beaver Watershed Alliance, Beaver Water District, Ozark Folks Ways, the Cooperative Extension Service and many more. Immediately following the race there will be a BBQ hosted by Winslow Community Meals. Following the race activities, the 30th annual WinFest Music Festival will kick off. Sept. 22 will be a full day of Winslow-unique fun, Maginot said.
For more information, contact Jane Maginot, Race Director, 479-684-9145, or by email at Visit the official race website at http://www.winslowrun.com to register.
We'd like to hear your thoughts on this article. Reader input is what we're all about at freshare, so please feel free to comment.